Alice Marie Koch


May 29, 1942 - June 18, 2015


Alice Marie Dement was born May 29, 1942 in Alexandria, SD to Henry C. and Lillian M. (Smith) Dement. She attended grade school at Volga Country School, Farmer, and Madison where she completed 8th grade. On November 16, 1968 she was united in marriage with James Alfred Koch. They lived in Mt Vernon, SD until 1975 when they moved to Parkston, SD. She worked at Ravens Industries. In 1979 they moved to Belle Fourche where she worked at Belle Fourche Health Care Center as an aide and later drove truck for S & S Trucking. Following Jim's death in 1988, she moved back to the eastern part of South Dakota living in several small towns before making Canova, SD her home. She loved being outside with her favorite hobbies of motorcycle riding and fishing.

She is survived by her daughter, Dana (Len) Taylor of Liberty, MO; two sisters: Patricia Stewart and LaVonne (Don) Johnson of Rapid City; two brothers: Lynn and Glenn (Barbara) Dement of Las Vegas, NV; five grandchildren: Christopher Taylor, Kansas City, MO, Kalyn and Colton Taylor, Liberty, MO, Catanna Dement-Parks and Tanisha Parks-Tadeo-Facundo, East Moline, IL; three great-grandchildren, several nieces, nephews and cousins.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Jim, her daughter, Renita, her parents and several brothers and sisters.


Condolences may be sent to Dana Taylor at 916 Cambridge Circle Liberty, Missouri 64068


Saturday, June 27, 2015
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Bittner Funeral Chapel
805 West Havens
Mitchell, South Dakota


Saturday, June 27, 2015
4:00 PM
Bittner Funeral Chapel
805 West Havens
Mitchell, South Dakota


Mount Vernon Cemetery
Mount Vernon, South Dakota

Posted by Brandi Cawthray on June 26, 2015
Aunt Alice, I was truly blessed when you came into my life. Though we didn't have as many years together as I know we both would have liked, the ones we had are special to me. I will miss you dearly and am truly sorry not to be able to be there to wish you goodbye a final time. My thoughts and prayers go out to the rest of the family and friends. Love you Aunt Alice, RIP.
Posted by Lynette Cawthray on June 26, 2015
Gonna miss our talks and gossiping. Sorry I won't be able to attend to say a final goodbye. Prayers go out to the family.
Posted by Pat Koch Wombwell on June 25, 2015
Dana, I'm so sorry to hear about your mom, Aunt Alice. I loved coming to your house to spend time with your family. Rides on the motorcycle with Uncle Jim and a craft lesson from Aunt Alice are some of my fond memories. I'll always remember our last camping trip with them. You are all in my prayers.
Posted by vicente tadeo on June 23, 2015
im sorry to hear of you going home so soon i am away in mexico...but think of you...especially today...descansa en paz abuelita algun dia si te buelvo a ver...
Posted by tanisha tadeo and ilusion parks on June 23, 2015
we love you gam gam we will be together again....god knows...even the skies cried the day you left us....
Posted by Keri Van Matre on June 22, 2015
Dana and family my heart is broke because a wonderful woman has left us. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and the family. May Jim and Alice find peace and enjoyment of being together finally !!
My love to you all.
Posted by Jacob Enderle on June 22, 2015
My dear Chris, May the Lord bless you and your family in this time of loss, but do not let the sadness fill your thoughts, instead rejoice in the wonderful memories and know that she is celebrating her renewed eternal life with God.
Posted by Rick and Lema Easley on June 22, 2015
Chris, your Mother and family, we are so sorry for your loss. May the Lord help you find peace during this sad time.
Posted by Lisa W. on June 22, 2015
Dana, I am so sorry for the loss of your Mom. May she rest in peace.
Posted by John & Carolyn May on June 22, 2015
You have our prayers.
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