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June 7, 1928 – Sunday, February 24, 2019

Service Information
Holy Trinity Catholic Church-Winsted, MN
Friday, March 1, 2019
11:00 A.M.

Visitation Information
Chilson Funeral Home-Winsted, MN
Thursday, February 28, 2019
4-8 P.M.

Sidora Martha (Fiecke) Koch, age 90 of Cokato MN, formally of Winsted MN, passed away Sunday morning February 24, 2019 at Brookridge Assisted Living, Cokato MN.

She was born in Winsted Township, McLeod County on June 7, 1928 the daughter of John A. & Clara (Sterner) Fiecke.

Sidora graduated from Holy Trinity High School in 1946 and then attended the College of St. Benedict and St. Cloud School of Nursing graduating in 1950.

On April 26, 1952 Sidora M. Fiecke and Clinton H. Koch were joined in Holy Marriage at Holy Trinity Church in Winsted, MN. God blessed their marriage with six children John, Ronald, Carol, Betty, Jerry and Diane.

After graduating nursing school, as a registered nurse, Sidora was employed at Glencoe Hospital. Once married, she left nursing to raise the family and help her husband on the farm. Later went back to nursing at the Alice Haney Home in Lester Prairie and The Howard Lake Care Center.

She was a faithful member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Winsted. She also belonged to CCW, Holy Family Catholic United Financial, St. Anne’s Society, Winsted American Legion Auxiliary, V.F.W. Auxiliary and an avid quilter with the Holy Trinity Church ladies.

She enjoyed socializing with family and friends, dancing, playing cards, fishing, quilting and watching children and grandchildren’s activities.

Survived by her loving children, John (Cari Schuette) Koch, Carol (Mark) Wendolek, Betty (Mark) Johnson, Jerry (Janice) Koch and Diane (Brian Strandberg) Koch; grandchildren: Josh (Cori) Koch, Adam (Beth) Koch, Jacob Koch, Jared (Jill Wackler) Koch, Kyle (Melissa) Koch, Todd (Ashley) Koch, Beth (Jordan Ortquist) Keith, Aaron (Natasha) Wendolek, Eric (Patty Hemerick) Wendolek, Melissa Johnson, and Christine Johnson; great grandchildren: Elizabeth Kutz, Taygen Koch, Lily and Tanner Koch, Clinton Koch, Alexis and Alaina Koch, Caleb Keith, Issabelle and Mackenzie Wendolek, Chance Johnson; sister-in-laws: Alberta (Virgil) Fiecke of Paynesville and Shirley (Marvin) Fiecke of Winsted; other relatives and friends.

Preceded in death by her husband Clinton H. Koch in 1983, a son Ronald Koch in 2000, her parents, sisters and brother-in-laws: Rosella and Lambert Hertzog, Marietta and Tom Fasching and Annella and Ray Hoffman, brothers and sister-in-law: Lawrence and Alvina Fiecke, Virgil Fiecke and Marvin Fiecke.

A Concelebrated Mass of Christian Burial for Sidora Koch will be held on Friday, March 1, 2019 at 11:00 A.M. at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Winsted, MN. Concelebrants will be Father Tony Stubeda and Father Paul Schumacher.
Lavon Kielkucki will be the organist.
Interment will follow at Holy Trinity cemetery in Winsted.
A visitation will be held on Thursday February 28, 2019 from 4-8 P.M. at the Chilson Funeral Home in Winsted MN. CCW and Holy Family Rosary at 4:30pm and parish prayers will be at 6:00pm.
Further visitation will be held Friday morning, March 1st, 2019 one hour prior to the service at the church.

Honorary Casket Bearers: Beth Keith, Melissa Johnson and Christine Johnson

Casket Bearers: Josh Koch, Adam Koch, Jared Koch, Jacob Koch, Kyle Koch, Todd Koch, Aaron Wendolek, and Eric Wendolek.

5 Guestbook Entries

  1. Barb Fiecke

    My sympathy to all. Sorry for your loss. Your families are in my prayers.

  2. Ron And Pam Kritzeck

    Bless you Sidora. RIP.

  3. Stephen Arnold Koch

    For my mother Delores, my sisters Arlene and Margaret, my wife Jackalin and me, we offer our condolences in the loss of Sidora. The Nebraska
    horde of the Fred Koch family enjoyed the many family reunions with Sidora’s family. This year we will miss her loving presence but will toast in celebration of a life well lived. Rest in His arms until he calls us all home.

  4. Lori Jorgensen

    Sending love and prayers to all of you. Remembering all the fun times we had together growing up and all the laughter with that Fiecke clan. We are so fortunate God blessed us with such a great family. May you always find strength in that faith and love.
    Lori & Gary Jorgensen and family

  5. Joan Y Long

    Sidora and the Fiecke family have a very warm place in my heart. “Mama” Fiecke baked one of my very first birthday cakes for me and I still have the picture of us together! Sidora laughed when I showed her. I miss knowing Sidora isn’t in this world. What a lovely family.


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