Mary Louise Kocher

Mary Louise Kocher, nee Washick, 70, of Pound was taken home by her Lord on Thursday, March 23, 2006 at Kathy Hospice, town of Polk.

Mary was born on Dec. 6, 1935 to Arthur and Lillian (nee Geminden) Washick in the town of Trenton.

Her family remained in the West Bend area during her childhood, and she later attended West Bend High School with the class of 1953.

On Oct. 26, 1957, Mary devoted her love and her life to Ronald Melvin Kocher at Trinity Lutheran Church in West Bend.

She worked at various jobs before she dedicated over 30 years to Amity Leather Co. Mary later owned and operated Dinnerware Etc. Inc.

After her retirement, she moved to Pound.

Mary loved spending her free time gambling on slot machines, playing on her computer, fishing, sewing and working on her "green thumb" in her flower garden.

She also enjoyed needlecrafts and, most of all, she loved spending quality time with her family.

Mary will be deeply missed and forever loved by her cherished children, Jane (Darvin) Nickel of Mayville, Steve (Cindy) Kocher of Fredonia and Eric Kocher of Fredonia; her treasured grandchildren, Brian, Brenda, Aaron, Kelly, Nicole, Ashley, Mitchell and Brandon; six dear great-grandchildren; and her brother, Arthur (Rosemary) Washick of West Bend.

She will also be held close in the hearts of her three sisters-in-law, three brothers-in-law, many nieces, nephews, other special relatives and dear friends.

Mary was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Ronald; and her brother, David.

A funeral service to honor Mary will be held on Saturday, March 25, at noon at the Phillip Funeral Home Chapel, 1420 W. Paradise Drive, West Bend, with Rev. Frank Baiocchi officiating.

Interment will take place in Washington County Memorial Park, West Bend.

Visitation with family and friends will be held at the funeral home on Saturday from 10 a.m. until the time of the funeral service at noon.

The family would like to offer their sincere gratitude and appreciation for all the wonderful care and support given to Mary by all the staff at Kathy Hospice.