Carolyn Martha “Martie” Koch passed away Thursday, November 29, 2012 at Prestige Place in Clare, MI. Martie was born February 5, 1926 in Clare to Josie (Clark) and Russel A. Koch and was one of 12 siblings. Martie worked for Kraft Foods for more than 40-years and retired as the office manager. She served as the face of Kraft Foods to many dairy farmers and milk haulers in the area.
Martie is survived by her sister Josephine and her brother Willard “Bill” Koch as well as his wife Ruby, sister-in-law Nettie Mary Koch (Harold), niece Pam and husband Gerald Schmiedicke, nephew Tom and wife Michelle Koch, niece Any Koch as well as 31 nieces and nephews and many great nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, Brothers Paul, Max, Russell Jr., Harold and Richard and Sisters Virginia Koch, Frances (Earl) Powell, Thelma (Emanuel) Banash and Phyllis (Joseph) Flynn.
A Memorial service for Martie was held on December 3, 2012 at Stephenson-Wyman Funeral Home. In-lieu- of flowers please make a contribution to Clare Co Habitat for Humanity or Charity of your choice.
A Memorial mass will be held at St. Cecilia’s in Clare on December 7, 2012 at 11:00 a.m.