Catherine Elizabeth Kock (1926 - 2013)

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Catherine Elizabeth Kock

Des Moines

Catherine Elizabeth Kock, 86, passed away at Parkridge Nursing Center in Pleasant Hill on February 21, 2013.

Catherine was born October 13, 1926 in Fordyce, Nebraska to Zeno and Mathilda Suing. She was one of two sets of twins and a total of 13 children.

She was a teacher's associate at Garton Elementary in Des Moines. She was a member of St. Peter's Parish, the Croatian Center, and the Ladies' Auxiliary of VFW Post 9662 and AmVets Post 2.

Catherine is survived by her husband of 66 years, Larell Kock; children, Roger (Sue) Kock, Francis (Sofia) Kock, David Kock, Elizabeth (Glenn) Griffin, Greg (Bonita) Kock, and Bob (Sheryl) Kock; twelve grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; three sisters; one brother; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her parents; five sisters including twin sister, Elizabeth Catherine; three brothers; a great-grandson, Calvin Brandert; mother-in-law, Lena; and father-in-law, Fred Kock.

A visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. with a VFW ceremony at 6 p.m. and a Rosary service at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, February 26, 2013 at Hamilton's Funeral Home, 605 Lyon Street in Des Moines. Funeral service will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. Peter's Parish, 618 E 18th Street in Des Moines, followed by burial at Highland Memory Gardens.

Memorial contributions may be directed to the family to be distributed to various organizations in loving memory of Catherine.

Condolences may be expressed at

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Hamilton’s Funeral Home
605 Lyon Street
Des Moines, IA 50309
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Published in Des Moines Register from Feb. 24 to Feb. 26, 2013
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