Cheryl Ann Koch of Park Rapids, MN, age 68, died August 10, 2017, in Park Rapids.
Services for Cheryl Koch will be held on Wednesday, August 16, 2017, at 2:00 p.m. at Zion Lutheran Church in Ortonville, MN. Rev. Ailsa Odom will officiate. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service. Burial will take place at Mound Cemetery in Ortonville.
Honorary bearers will be her grandchildren: Kennedy Koch, Hannah Jenson, Ryder Koch, and Colton Koch.
Cheryl Ann Koch was born on May 21, 1949, in Ortonville, MN. She was the daughter of Wayne and Stella (Ross) McEwen. She grew up in Ortonville and graduated from Ortonville High School in 1967.
Cheryl married Larry D. Koch at Zion Lutheran Church on November 22, 1969. They were blessed with two children, Michael and Carrie.
They moved to Peoria, IL, where their son, Mike, was born in 1973. From there they moved to Kansas City, MO, where their daughter, Carrie, was born in 1976. Cheryl and Larry lived in Jamestown from 1979 to 2002. After Larry’s death on February 16, 2000, Cheryl decided to move to Fargo, ND, Centerville, SD, and finally in Park Rapids, MN.
Cheryl enjoyed a craft business with Larry. She was a lifelong homemaker and enjoyed crocheting and sewing. She was a great cook and loved baking. She was famous for her homemade candy. Her grandchildren were her pride and joy, and she never ended a conversation without saying, “I love you to the moon and back!”
During the last several years, Cheryl and her friend, Tom, enjoyed traveling south. She truly enjoyed her pets, Gabby and Sam.
Cheryl went with her friends, the Taylor’s, the Swanson’s, the Jenson’s and sister, Patty, on many tropical cruises and loved spending time with them.
Cheryl is survived by her son, Michael (Paula) Koch of Post Falls, ID; her daughter, Carrie (Roger) Jenson of Centerville, SD; grandchildren: Kennedy Koch, Hannah Jenson, Ryder Koch, and Colton Koch; her special friend, Tom Paulson; sisters: Karen Voeltz (Gary Pack) of Baily, CO; Lila (Bill ) Stock of Dawson, MN; and Patty (Mike) O’Brien of Stafford, TX; brother: Lynn McEwen (Sandi Moger) of Ortonville, MN; and many friends, nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Wayne and Stella McEwen; and husband, Larry.