Alma C. Koch

PORTAGE – Alma C. Koch, age 83, died on Wednesday, June 4, 2014, at Tivoli in Portage.

Alma was born on November 16, 1930 in Chicago, IL, the daughter of Peter and Myrtle (Learmouth) Hayes, Sr.  She married her high school sweetheart, Dale J. Koch on October 21, 1950.  She had been employed at Portage Hosiery and Woolworths Dime Store.  Alma loved spending time with her family, she enjoyed puzzles, crocheting, the outdoors, rummage sales, and she especially enjoyed watching game shows, westerns, and the Chicago Cubs.  Alma had a wonderful sense of humor.

She is survived by her husband of 63 years, Dale Koch, of Portage; her daughters, Deb (Tom) Little, of Pardeeville, Susan Steiner, of Pardeeville, Nancy (Daniel) Wendt, of Hazelhurst, and Tina (Roger Benzine) Woelflein, of Packwaukee; her grandchildren, Eric, Kyle, Krystal, Brent, Bryan, Sarah, Stephanie, and Aaron; 14 great-grandchildren, 2 great-great-grandchildren; her sister, Carol Clary, Sun Prairie, other relatives and many dear friends.  She was preceded in death by her parents, Peter and Myrtle Hayes, Sr., her in-laws, Lorraine and August “Shorty” Koch, Aunt Myrtle Rafferty, her brothers, Peter and William, and her son-in-law, Wayne “John” Steiner.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, June 10, 2014 from 3:30 p.m. until 5:30 p.m. at the Pflanz Mantey Mendrala Funeral Home in Portage with prayers, led by Fr. Gary Krahenbuhl and Sr. Deb Breese, held at 5:30 p.m. Inurnment will be private.


For information please call 608 742-2126 (Portage, WI) or 608 635-2763 (Poynette, WI)