Tricounty News

Esther Loch, 87

Esther Loch of Eden Valley died Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013, at Hilltop Care Center in Watkins. She was 87.

Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 11, at Assumption Catholic Church with Rev. Eberhard Schefers officiating. Friends and family may call from 4-8 p.m. Thursday, Jan.10, and after 9:30 a.m. Friday at Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home in Eden Valley. Eden Valley American Legion Post #381 Auxiliary and Wat-Kim-Valley VFW Post #5460 Auxiliary will pray at 7 p.m., followed by parish prayers at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Burial will be at St.Peter’s Cemetery in Eden Valley.

Esther M. Loch was born April 4, 1925, in Downsville, Wis., to Charles and Ethel (Fowler) Kortz. She married Clemence Loch Nov. 27, 1947, at St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Eden Valley. Esther was a homemaker and also worked at Fingerhut and Animal Fair. She was a member of Assumption Catholic Church and St. Joseph and St. Mary’s Catholic Aid Council. Esther was also a member of Eden Valley American Legion Post #381 Auxiliary and Wat-Kim-Valley VFW Post #5460 Auxiliary. She enjoyed the Vikings, baseball, basketball (she was the #1 fan for EV-W basketball), and she loved her cats. Esther also enjoyed gardening, quilting, Meeker County Fair, Eden Valley Days, volunteering at the food shelf, and the coffee group at Ugly Tom’s.

Esther was preceded in death by her parents; husband Clemence; daughter Mary; and siblings Lester Kortz, Gladys Hoffman, Charles Kortz, Jr., Marie Rodey, Raymond Kortz, Herbert Kortz, and Herman Kortz.

She is survived by her daughters and sons Christine (and Jerald) Jeppesen of Kimball, Barbara (and Larry Sr.) McMains of Litchfield, Stephen (and Julie) Loch of Dassel, Evelyn (and Douglas) Schlief of Glenwood, Alice (and DuWayne Sr.) Douvier of Glenwood, Merlin (and Kyoung Ae) Loch of San Diego, Calif., Joyce (and Kenneth) Lamers of North Pole, Alaska, Patricia (and Daniel) Douvier of Glenwood, Mark (and Laura) Loch of Superior, Wis., and Debra (and Shane) Mayer of Pacific, Mo.; 26 grandchildren; 41 great-grandchildren; and her cats Tabby and Paul.
Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home, Eden Valley