Ordering through the funeral home helps ensure your order will be placed through a local flower shop with whom the funeral home has a personal and trusting relationship with. Through this service, you will be able to leave a longer message of support to the family via a card with the picture of your selection that will be included with your thoughtful gesture. As well as a photo of your arrangement and message will remain in perpetuity within this memorial website. This service also includes “Smart Select” whereby the store notifies you if your floral selection has already been selected by another sender, allowing you the opportunity to choose a different arrangement if you wish.
The price of these selections also include the funeral home caring for the flowers after the funeral and delivering them to the family, or various care facilities where they can be rearranged and enjoyed by others for a longer period.
The solitude and quiet peace of a flickering candle has long been a symbol of remembrance. Each candle lit will remain lit within this memorial website for the period you select. Your thoughtful gesture will be captured both in the candle as well as listed in perpetuity within the tributes section.
In today’s changing world with climate change and environment concerns, “Honoring a Life” allows for family and friends to plant a memorial tree in honor of their loved one and friend. The purchase of a tree creates a beautiful permanent record on the Honoring a Life website, www.honoringalife.org. Each tree is planted through the efforts of Forestry Services throughout North America who determine where the greatest needs for reforestation are. Once planted, the geographical location where the tree is planted will be added to the record. A beautiful card is also sent to the family signifying your thoughtful gesture.
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We are proud to provide this service allowing friends and family to donate to any registered charity throughout North America. You will receive an official tax receipt immediately via email and your thoughtful gesture will remain on this memorial website in perpetuity.
The time surrounding a death can often bring unexpected final expenses for the family far beyond the funeral itself. We are pleased to offer the ability for friends and relatives to financially support the family during their time of loss as an alternative to flowers and other sympathy gestures.
This memorial currently does not have financial support enabled.
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Kathleen “Kathy” Gayle Koch 53, of Dakota died Wednesday November 7, 2007 at her home surrounded by her family following a courageous battle with cancer. Born February 10, 1954 in Freeport she was the daughter of William and Lois (Brinkmeier) Boeke. After graduating from the Dakota High School in 1972 she and Roger Laverne Koch were married December 2, 1972 at Dakota Presbyterian Church. She and her husband farmed in the Dakota area for many years prior to working for the Stephenson County DHIA for 18 yrs. She was well loved by the farming community. She was a familiar friendly face at the DHIA Milk booth at the Stephenson County Fair. Her hobbies included quilting, sewing, crafting, baking, gardening, and especially enjoyed her time with family and friends. She was an active participant of the American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life, and a former member of the Freeport Squares. She is survived by her husband Roger of Dakota; one daughter Cary Sue (Ron) De Shazo; one granddaughter Audrey Kathleen DeShazo all of Southern Wisconsin; one son Eric Matthew (Corey Watson) Koch, one grandson Matthew Owen Koch all of Dakota, Mother Lois (Gerald) Boeke Pointer of Freeport; one sister Marilyn (Jim) Thoren of Orangeville; 5 brothers William Boeke Jr. of Freeport, Scott (Cheryl) Boeke of Sciota Mills, Bradley Boeke of Cleveland, OH, Neal (Lisa) Boeke of Juda, WI, Norman (Gwen) Boeke of Janesville, WI; many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncle, cousins and her cats Sassy and Festus. She was preceded in death by her father, grandparents, mother and father in-laws Emma and Harold Koch, and two nieces. Visitation will be Friday from 4 pm until 8 pm at the Daughenbaugh Funeral Home and Cremation services in Dakota. Funeral service will be 10:00 a.m. Saturday at Daughenbaugh Funeral Home with the Reverend L. Timothy Kidd of Dakota Presbyterian Church officiating. Burial will be in the Oakland Cemetery and Mausoleum in Freeport. A memorial fund has been established in her name. Kathy’s family invites friends to extend condolences, share a memory, light a candle, or share a caring heart in her honor at www.walkermortuary.com. Funeral Information Funeral service will be 10:00 a.m. Saturday at Daughenbaugh Funeral Home with the Reverend L. Timothy Kidd of Dakota Presbyterian Church officiating. Burial will be in the Oakland Cemetery and Mausoleum in Freeport. Donations Information A memorial fund has been established in her name.
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