Bernetta C. Koob
October 15, 1923 - August 19, 2017
Bernetta Koob was born on October 15, 1923 in Iona, Minnesota to Joseph and Pauline Wermerskirchen Koob. She grew up in Iona and graduated from St. Columba High School in 1941. Bernetta worked as the bookkeeper for Koob Implement Company for many years. She later managed the Slayton Service Center. In the late 1970’s she moved to Missouri where she managed a ranch. In 1983 she retired and returned to the family home in Iona. Bernetta served as caregiver to her older siblings, Aloy and Ionilla. In 2006 she moved to Westside Apartments and in 2013 Bernetta moved to Lindenwood Assisted Living in Slayton, MN. Due to failing health in January 2017 Bernetta moved to Our House Hospice Home in Slayton where she passed away on Saturday, August 19, 2017 at the age of 93. She was a lifetime member of St. Columba Church in Iona where she served on the Parish Council and was past coordinator of the CCW Mission Project.
She is survived by one sister-in-law, Evelyn Koob of Fulda, MN and many nieces and nephews and their families. She is preceded in death by her parents, nine siblings, Melchior Koob, Suzanne Ottilie and her husband Howard, Ionilla Koob, Aloy Koob, Hilary “Puzzy” Koob and his wife, Loretta, Cyril Koob and his wife, Olivia, Quirinus Koob, Nita Thompson and her husband Edward, and Joseph Koob and his wife, Ellen Koob.
Funeral Services will be held at St. Columba Church in Iona, MN on Tuesday, August 22, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. with Fr. Thin Nguyen officiating. The organist is Sharon Lais. The song leader is Sheila Crowley. The pallbearers are her family. Interment is at St. Columba Cemetery in Iona, MN.
Visitation will be on Monday, August 21, 2017 at the Totzke Funeral Home in Slayton form 4-6 p.m. with a rosary at 4:30 p.m. Visitation will also be one hour prior to the services at the church on Tuesday. To send condolences visit totzkefuneralhome.com