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July, 31, 1909 – Sunday, November 6, 2011

Service Information
St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Hanover
Friday, November 11, 2011
10:00 A.M.

Visitation Information
Friday, November 11, 2011
Beginning at 9:00 A.M.

Emma W. Koecher, age 102, of Buffalo passed away on Sunday, November 6th, 2011 at Park View Care Center in Buffalo.

She was born in Greenwood Township, Hennepin County the daughter of Henry & Emma Sieloff Lange.

She was baptized and confirmed at the former Greenwood Methodist Church near Burschville.

On November 25, 1933, Emma Lange & Walter Koecher were joined in holy marriage at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Hanover. God blessed their marriage with two children.

Emma and Walter engaged in dairy farming for many years.
Walter preceded his wife in death on July 29, 2005.

Emma was a faithful member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Hanover.

Survived by children: LaVerne (Lon) Torblaa of Buffalo and Darwin (Mary Lou) Koecher of Rockford; seven grandchildren, thirteen great grandchildren, two great, great grandchildren; many other relatives and friends.

In addition to her husband, Emma was preceded in death by her parents, an infant son, a granddaughter, by four brothers and five sisters.

Funeral services for Emma Koecher will be held on Friday, November 11th at 10:00 A.M. at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Hanover.

Interment church cemetery.

A visitation will be held at the church on Friday morning, November 11th beginning at 9:00 A.M.

Casket Bearers will be Jamie, Joe and Jeremy Koecher, Scott Torblaa, Mark Rentz, Gary Anderson and John Rademacher.

The Peterson Chapel in Buffalo is serving the family. Online condolences may be made to

8 Guestbook Entries

  1. Jon and Luanne Torblaa

    While always saddened by the passing of someone near and dear to our hearts, we want to join in the celebration of a long and fruitful life Emma was blessed. She always had a heart-warming smile and kind words for all she met. We know Emma was extremely proud of the legacy she left this world-all the children, grands, great-grands, great-great grands and of course her many friends she left behind. We all know she is has a heavenly seat with our Father. God Bless a great woman!

  2. Nancy Henson Schroeder

    I remember meeting Emma when I was barely a teenager. What a blessing to have had her in all of your lives for so many years. You must all miss her deeply. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

  3. The Pair-A-Dice Cruisers

    Our sympathy and hugs to you and yours at the loss of Emma Koecher. Your friends, the Pair-A-Dice Cruisers

  4. Karl E. Hohenstein

    Darwin and family,
    Sorry to hear of your loss. Certainly your Mom had a full life.

    May the Lord Bless you and give you Peace.

  5. George & Betty McAlpine

    Sorry to hear of the loss of your mother. What a long life she had. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Betty & George McAlpine

  6. Trevor & Renee Knapp

    Deepest condolences. Our prayers are with you and your family.

  7. Gladi Berheim

    So sorry on the loss of your mother. A good long life. LaVerne, you are the image of her.

  8. Sandy (Krone) Taylor

    I remember when I was younger my grandpa and grandma Gust and Lily Krone and I would go over to Walter and Emma’s house to visit. They were both such sweet people. Great memories, please know that your family is in my thoughts and prayers. God bless you all.


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