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PERCY — Viola Marie Koch, 91, passed away at 4:40 a.m. Monday, Sept. 11, 2017, at the Randolph County Care Center, Sparta.

Viola was born in Campbell Hill, on Sept. 10, 1926, the daughter of Elmer and Alma Oetking Hornbostel.

She married Robert W. Koch on Oct. 17, 1959, in Steeleville. He preceded her in death Oct. 17, 1980.

She was a member of Peace Lutheran Church in Steeleville and the BBK American Legion Post 480 Auxiliary, Steeleville.

She was a book binder at World Color Press.

Viola is survived by one son, Allan (Cathy) Ohlau of Coulterville; and one daughter, Judith (Ray) Wedemeyer of Steeleville; five grandchildren; three stepgrandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; two sisters, Lavera Bierman of Sparta and Ruby Ernsting of Percy; one sister-in-law, Shirley Hornbostel of Percy; two brothers-in-law, Willard Koch of O’Fallon, Missouri, and Homer Koch of St. Peter’s, Missouri; and one sister-in-law, Lucille Thies of Florissant, Missouri.

Viola was also preceded in death by her parents; one son; and one brother.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 16, in Peace Lutheran Church in Steeleville, with the Rev. S. Blake Duncan officiating. Burial will follow in Peace Lutheran Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday and from 7:30 to 9 a.m. Saturday at Wilson’s Funeral Home, Steeleville, then from 10 to 11 a.m. at the church.

Memorials may be made to Autism Society of Southern Illinois or Peace Lutheran Cemetery Fund.

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