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Mary A. Kosch

Mary A. Kosch, 82, of St. Paul, died Saturday, Nov. 27, 2010, at Tiffany Square Care Center in Grand Island. Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church in St. Paul. The Rev. Ray Kosmicki will officiate. Carl Mogensen American Legion Auxiliary Unit 119 of St. Paul will conduct their honors at the church. Burial will be in the Elmwood Cemetery in St. Paul. Visitation will be Wednesday from 5 to 7 p.m. at Peters Funeral Home in St. Paul, with a rosary being recited by the Catholic Daughters at 6 p.m. Mrs. Kosch was born on May 4, 1928, at Schuyler, the daughter of Emil J. and Bessie (Cain) Hobza. She was united in marriage to Delbert G. Kosch on July 1, 1950, in Omaha. He preceded her in death on Sept. 8, 1994. She is survived by three sons and one daughter-in-law, Rich Kosch of Lincoln, Dan Kosch of St. Paul and John and Sheryl Kosch of Grand Island; and one sister, Mavis Hobza of Scottsbluff. She is also survived by four grandchildren, Matt Kosch of Kearney, Sarah Kosch, Kim Kosch and Amanda Kosch, all of Grand Island; a great-granddaughter, Alexiah; a niece, Mary Anne Florence of Loveland, CO and a nephew, Mike Day of Louisiana. Mary grew up on a farm in Nance County and attended rural schools until moving to St. Paul in 1939. She graduated from St. Paul High School in 1946. She and Delbert lived their entire married life in St. Paul. To this union, three sons were born: Richard Patrick Kosch, Daniel Paul Kosch and John Robert Kosch. Over the years Mary was employed in various positions in St. Paul including Howard County Offices, Drs. E.C. and Robert Hanisch, St. Paul National Bank and retired from the St. Paul Vet Clinic in 1994. Mary was a member of Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church since 1939. She served as a Eucharistic Minister, Greeter, and Choir Member and was also active in the Stephens Ministry. She was a member of Catholic Daughters of America, Diocesan Council of Catholic Women and Sts. Peter and Paul Altar Society. She was a trained Emergency Medical Technician and served on the St. Paul EMT team from 1976 to 1986. Mary was also a member of Carl Mogensen American Legion Auxiliary Unit 119 of St. Paul and served as a Director of the St. Paul Housing Authority Board. She enjoyed quilting, bowling and sewing and was an avid Nebraska Husker and St. Louis Cardinals fan. In addition to her husband, Delbert, she was preceded in death by her parents; one brother, Edward Hobza; and one sister, Margaret Day. Memorials are suggested to Sts. Peter & Paul New Parish Hall Fund.

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Our sympathy and prayers go out to You on the death of Your Mother. We really enjoyed visiting with Her at the family reunions. Will miss her at the next one...Terry

Terry & Kim Bowers Nov 30 2010 12:00 AM

Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this sad time. We have many great memories of Mary and Delbert with our parents, Larry and Rosemary. May you have comfort and peace in precious memories and the comfort of family and friends. Regards, Sheila O'Connor and Ron Bouwens

Sheila O'Connor Nov 29 2010 12:00 AM

Very sorry to read of the passing of your dear loved one Mary. Life is such a precious gift and yet so short-lived for the time we exist. I am writing to share a few words of comfort and encouragement from the source of truth the bible. God holds out a wonderful hope for all those in the grave. At John 11:25 Jesus said "I AM THE RESURRECTION AND THE LIFE. HE THAT EXERCIES FAITH IN ME, EVEN THOUGH HE DIES, WILL COME TO LIFE." The nine accounts of ones in the bible who were resurrected are a guarantee that the resurrection of others is possible. God can bring back the billions of dead he holds within his perfect memory. (John 5-28,29) What a blessed reason to hope in God! With the gift of your memories of Mary they will bring you great joy. When a loved one becomes a memory that memory turns into a treasure. May you and yours lean on Jehovah God for the strength you need at this sad time. (PSALMS 83-18) Agape M.L.Hurt

M.L.Hurt Nov 29 2010 12:00 AM

My condolences to the family of Mary Kosch on the passing of this most gracious lady; may she rest in peace.

Fran Buhrman Nov 28 2010 12:00 AM