Katherine <I>Koch</I> Heimbigner

Katherine Koch Heimbigner

Death 17 Nov 1918 (aged 44)
Burial Ritzville, Adams County, Washington, USA
Memorial ID 40700339 · View Source
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Mrs. Henry Heimbigner answered the final summons last Sunday evening at 5:15 following an illness of nine days of influenza which developed into pneumonia. Mrs. Heimbigner was conscious up to within an hour of the end and passed away peacefuly. Her husband and several other members of the family were also ill with influenza, but they are reported as improving. The death of Mrs. Heimbigner cast another pall of gloom over the community for her native kindly dispostion gave her a wide circle of friends who mourn her passing.

Katherine Koch was born Oct 20, 1873 in Russia, being the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Franz Koch. She came to America in 1888 and they located on a farm near Ritzville. On November 29, 1894 she was united in marriage to Henry Heimbigner. They resided on a farm ten miles northwest of Ritzville till three years ago, when they retired and moved to Ritzville, purchasing a comfortable home on College Hill.

She is survived by her husbad and nine children; Mrs. Emily Rehn, Lydia, Herman, Edna, Frank, Nellie, Andrew, Hattie and Christ; and by one grandchild; also her parents, Mrs. and Mrs. Franz Koch, one brother, Henry F. Koch, and two sisters, Mrs. Henry Thiel and Mrs. Miss Dena Koch, all of Ritzville.

The funeral services were held at the cemetery Wednesday afternoon and were largely attended. Rev. Eggerland, pastor of the Zion Congregational church, of which the deceased was a member, had charge of the service.

The Journal-Times November 21, 1918 Courtsey of Sue Gardner & gapwork90

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  • Find a Grave Memorial 40700339
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Katherine Koch Heimbigner (20 Dec 1873–17 Nov 1918), Find a Grave Memorial no. 40700339, citing Ritzville Memorial Cemetery, Ritzville, Adams County, Washington, USA ; Maintained by Scott Bolliger (contributor 49600767) .