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Hilda Koch

December 22, 1918 — February 20, 2010

Hilda Johanna Maria was born December 22, 1918 at Parkston, South Dakota to Traugott and Ida (Tiede) Deguisne. She graduated from Ashley High School in North Dakota and went to Wartburg Business College in Waverly, Iowa. Hilda married Lincoln Koch April 14, 1946 at Scotland, South Dakota. They had two children, Jeanette and Tom. Lincoln passed away November 7, 1978. Hilda worked as a secretary and librarian at Hawthorne School for 11 years and as a teacher?s aide at Washington High School for 11 years. She also worked at JC Penney in the men?s department and at Sioux Steel for 5 years. She was a member of WELCA, the Sioux Land Heritage Museum and a 50 year member of St. John?s American Lutheran Church. In her retirement, Hilda was a docent for the Pettigrew Museum for 13 years. Hilda had many interests, including traveling, cross stitch, needle point, photo albums and serving her circle at St. John?s. She served faithfully as librarian of St. John?s for many years. She enjoyed spending time with her family and always had a greatful and serving heart. Hilda died on February 20, 2010 at 91 years of age. Grateful for sharing her life are her children, Tom (Barbara) Koch, St. Michael, MN and Jeannette (Richard) Jennings, Sioux Falls, SD, grandchildren, Anna Koch, Paul (Lisa) Jennings and Shawn (Sheri) Jennings, Great grandchildren, Joshua Jennings, Kara Jennings, Jesse Anderson, Jaron Anderson, a brother, Ted Deguisne, Las Vegas, NV and sisters, Sophie Deguisne, Minneapolis, MN and Areta Paetzold, Bellevue, WE. Hilda was preceded in death by her husband, Lincoln, a daughter, Linda Rae Koch, siblings, Lena Seidal, Arnon Deguisne, Ida Limbo and Martin Deguisne.

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