Kayla Mae Koch, 17

Published 10:18 am Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Funeral services for Kayla Mae Koch, 17, of Glenville will be 2:30 p.m. Saturday, July 16, 2011, at Glenville-Emmons High School. Rev. Ronald Myers will officiate. Private interment will be at the Hillcrest Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, July 15, at Deer Creek Valley Lutheran Church and one hour prior to the service at the school. To sign the guest book, go to www.bayviewfuneral.com.

Kayla Koch

Kayla died Sunday, July 10, as a result of an accident.

Kayla Mae Koch was born on Nov. 29, 1993, to Gregg and Brenda (Bungum) Koch in Austin. She was baptized and confirmed in the Christian faith at Deer Creek Valley Lutheran Church. Kayla attended Glenville-Emmons High School where she was active in FFA, YAK and played volleyball. She was respected by her classmates and was a great role model to her underclassmen. She was a very warm and caring person who touched the hearts of many in her short life. Kayla’s faith was very important to her, and she was a very active member of Deer Creek Valley Lutheran Church. She enjoyed being a part of Sunday school and bible school because it gave her an opportunity to teach younger kids about God, which she felt was important. She enjoyed babysitting and singing children’s songs, and children loved to be with her. Kayla was active in 4-H for the past six years and served as treasurer last year. One of her favorite things was showing pigs. She loved all kinds of animals, especially kittens. Kayla was looking forward to being a participant in the Miss Teen America Scholarship and Recognition Program in July of this year. She lived every moment to the fullest and treasured the time she spent with her family and friends. Sharing family dinners at home, was a highlight of Kayla’s daily life. She also liked having her friends over for bonfires and swimming at her home. Kayla enjoyed camping and went on many trips, including Alaska, Colorado, Canada and northern Minnesota. She enjoyed driving and was saving money for a Jeep. Kayla enjoyed playing the piano in her spare time, she felt music was calming and comforting in tough situations. The love she shared will be with her family and friends forever and give them strength. Rest safely in God’s arms, Kayla, till we are together again.

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Survivors include her parents, Gregg and Brenda Koch; brother, Kenny Koch; grandmothers, Connie Koch and Arletta Bungum; aunts and uncles, Gerry and Karen Koch, Janet and Steve Bergo, Victoria Oxborough, Bruce and Gail Bungum, Carol and Gary Braun, Pam and Chuck Nieman, June and Herb Howard, Dean and Shelly Bungum, David and Lisa Bungum; many cousins; friends and special friend, Chad Maier.

Kayla was preceded in death by her grandfathers, Kenneth Koch and Victor Bungum; cousins, Robert and Ronald Koch.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred for the establishment of a scholarship in Kayla’s name.