PIERSON -- Kylie Koch, 10, of Pierson, died Friday, Dec. 12, 2003, unexpectedly from a snowmobile accident that also claimed the lives of her three friends near Pierson.
Kylie was born on July 27, 1993, in Sioux City, the daughter of Doug and Denise (O'Hara) Koch. She was presently an "A" student in fifth grade at the Kingsley-Pierson Middle School in Pierson. She was full of life and love and passed that energy and love on to everyone she met.
Kylie loved playing softball, dancing and playing drums, but most of all, being a loving sister to Sheena, Cayla, Shawna and Christian. She loved spending time with her friends, especially Kallie, Lauren and Hanna. When the four girls were not together they were on the phone with each other. Kylie was also very proud to be "Little Miss Pierson" in 2002. She took great pride and pleasure in becoming a new aunt to Sheaunna Graves.
Kylie was an active member of the Pierson United Methodist Church. She also enjoyed summer camp at the New Life Baptist Church and special events with Pastor Cecil Dale.
Kylie will be lovingly remembered by her parents, Doug and Denise Koch of Pierson; three sisters, Cayla and Shawna at home and Sheena Graves and her husband, Chad of Sioux City; a brother, Christian at home; a niece, Sheaunna Graves of Sioux City; grandparents Bill and Mina Koch of Pierson, Lynn and Linda Barnes of Sioux City; great-grandmother Esther Koch of Pierson several aunts, uncles, and cousins.
Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Kingsley-Pierson School gymnasium in Pierson, Iowa. Burial will be at Greenwood Cemetery, Pierson, Iowa. Visitation begins at 4 p.m. today (Tuesday) at the Rohde-Earnest Funeral Home in Kingsley, with the family present 5 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home.
Memorials and expressions of sympathy may be directed to a memorial fund established at American National Bank in Pierson.