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 Irene Annette <I>Hoff</I> Koth

Irene Annette Hoff Koth

Tyndall, Bon Homme County, South Dakota, USA
Death 26 Dec 2006 (aged 97)
Tripp, Hutchinson County, South Dakota, USA
Burial Tripp, Hutchinson County, South Dakota, USA
Memorial ID 17305813 · View Source
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June 30, 1909 - December 26, 2006

Funeral services for Irene A. Koth were held Friday, Dec. 29, 2006, at Friedens Reformed United Church of Christ, Tripp, with the Rev. Greg Way officiating.

Interment was made in the church cemetery with Goglin Funeral Homes in charge of arrangements. Casketbearers were James Stiefel, Michael Nepodal, Willmer Herr, Rick Meyer, Delmar Guthmiller, and Keith Dewald.

Irene Annette Koth was born six miles northwest of Tyndall on June 30, 1909, to Henry M. and Mary (Guthmiller) Hoff. Her parents moved to Tyndall to run a business when she was five years old. She attended grade school in Tyndall. Her father passed away at 39 and she was left to care for her invalid mother, a younger sister, and two younger brothers. Her mother passed away in 1927. At that time, she moved to Tripp and lived with her uncle and aunt, Mike and Edna Hoff. While living there, she worked at Hink's Cafe for five years.

On June 9, 1935, she married Arnold Koth. They made their home in Kaylor and Delmont for short times before moving to a farm north of Tripp, which was Arnold's birthplace. They lived on the farm until their retirement in 1976, when they moved to Tripp.

She was a lifelong member of the Reformed Church. She was baptized, confirmed and married in that faith. She was a member of the Women's Guild for 58 years, Sr. Citizens, Extension Club, and Nursing Home Auxiliary. She held offices in all of those organizations at various times. For many years, she was a Sunday school teacher, a choir member and a volunteer at the nursing home.

In 1990, she entered the Tripp Good Samaritan Home where she resided until her death on December 26 at the age of 97 years, five months, and 26 days.

She is survived by one daughter, Patti and husband, Bob Stiefel, Valley, Neb.; son, Doug and life partner, Lucy Bayliss, Redonda Beach, Calif.; one grandchild, James, Fremont, Neb.; and great-grandson, Jacob, Omaha, Neb.

She was preceded in death by her husband, her daughter, one sister, and two brothers.

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