Delmar Koch

Delmar Koch


September 1, 1927 - May 7, 2023


Delmar Koch, 95, of Mitchell, SD, died Sunday, May 7, 2023, at his home under hospice care. A private family Funeral Mass will be held. Visitation will be Friday, May 19, from 6-8:00 PM at Bittner Funeral Chapel.

Delmar Mathias Koch was born September 1, 1927, to Jacob and Catherine (Wolf) Koch on the family farm near Stickney, SD. He attended country grade school until age 9. At that time, he moved to Stickney with his mother and sister. There he attended Stickney grade school and graduated from Stickney High School with the class of 1945. While in school he worked at the Stickney Argus.

In September of 1946, Delmar enlisted into the Marine Corps and was honorably discharged in August 1948. After his discharge from the Marine Corps, he came back to Stickney and again worked at the Stickney Argus.

On October 26, 1956, Delmar married Marlene Sigmund in Plankinton, SD. They lived in Stickney until September 1957, at which time they moved to Mitchell. There he worked at McLeod’s Printing until his retirement. After retirement, he enjoyed traveling and spending time with his children and grandchildren.

Delmar is survived by his wife, Marlene; son, Darryl Koch of Ann Arbor, MI; daughters, Sharon (Mike) Kruse of Eagan, MN and Lori (Brian) Fergen of Ames, IA; and five grandchildren, Kaden Kruse, Kenyon, Camden, Ashton, and Grayson Fergen.

He was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Beverly (Charles) Speelman.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Mitchell Heart and Sole.

PO BOX: 236 -  Mitchell SD, 57301.




Friday, May 19, 2023
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Bittner Funeral Chapel
805 W Havens Ave
Mitchell, SD 57301

Posted by Marilyn Martin on May 10, 2023
Our sympathy to you Marlene and your family. You have so many great memories. Dan and Marilyn
Posted by Charles and Donna Korus on May 10, 2023
Glad we got to know both of you at the James Valley Dances. Will miss seeing Delmar. He loved to visit didn/t he.! You have our thought and prayers.
Posted by Barb Gardeman on May 10, 2023
My sympathy to Marlene & family
Posted by Linda Fergen Mueller on May 10, 2023
Darryl, so sorry for the loss of your Father. I am out of town on the 19th otherwise I would have stopped in at the visitation. Take care.
Posted by Sally Merkwan on May 10, 2023
Marlene I am sorry to hear of the passing of Delmar. I remember you guys coming to visit me while in Texas for the winter.
Posted by Elnora martin on May 10, 2023
My sympathy to Marlene & family. I am currently in Nebraska so won’t be able to attend in person but will be with you in spirit
Posted by Shanna Weiss on May 9, 2023
Oh Lori I am so sorry to hear of your dads passing. May all your memories help you through this difficult time.
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