Carroll Marie (Gergen) Kosch was born July 31, 1912 to Charles Jacob and Helen Patricia Gergen as the first-born of five children. Carroll attended school and lived her whole life in the Burlington area.
On June 21, 1933 she married Louis Joseph Kosch and six children were born to this union. They lived and farmed 22 miles northeast of Burlington.
Carroll was a member of St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church in Burlington. She served faithfully for many years in the Altar and Rosary Society.
Carroll was a charter member of the Happy Hours Home Demonstration Club and also served the community in innumerable ways by volunteering at the Hospital Auxiliary, RSVP, McArthur Senior Center and many other organizations in the community.
Carroll loved to play the piano and played for the Senior Kitchen Band, but her favorite was playing at home surrounded by her family singing or having her small grandchildren adding a few notes of their own.
She was also an avid reader and was rarely without a book in her hand. Her favorite author was James Herriot and the stories of his life as a vet.
Carroll was an expert seamstress, sewing many beautiful clothes for her family and others in the community.
Her family, as well as so many in the community, benefited from her excellent cooking skills. A few special recipes will always be an inspiration to her family.
Carroll went to be with the Lord on Friday, March 15, 2013, at the age of 100, after a long, well-lived life and she leaves a legacy of strength and love that she passed down to her family. She will be greatly missed by her family and friends.
Those left to mourn her death are her children, Rosemary Kosch of Denver, Joe Kosch of Burlington, Helen and Dick Krentz of Russellville, Ark., Ann and Wayne Huppert of Hudson and Tony and Vicky Kosch of Burlington as well as 11 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and a host of other family and friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Louis Kosch, a son, David Kosch and three siblings.
Funeral services were held on Tuesday, March 19, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. at St Catherine of Siena Catholic Church in Burlington with Father Bob Newbury officiating.
Burial followed in Fairview Cemetery at Burlington. Pallbearers included grandsons Scott Huppert, Jim Kosch, Justin Kosch, John Krentz and great-grandsons Zane Mitchell and Michael Satterly.
Visitation was held on Monday, March 18, 2013 from 7 to 9 p.m. at Love Funeral Home in Burlington.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Kit Carson County Memorial Hospital Auxiliary and may be left at The Bank of Burlington, 410 14th St., P.O. Box 419, Burlington, CO 80807
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Funeral services were entrusted to Love Funeral Home in Burlington.