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Kerri Lynn Koch

March 26, 1974 ~ November 10, 2020 (age 46)


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Kerri Koch, age 46, of Cottage Grove, passed away peacefully at home with her loving fiancé Chris by her side on Tuesday, November 10, 2020.

Preceded in death by her mother, Karen; and her son, Daniel. Survived by daughter, Kaitlyn Koch-Putzier; devoted fiancé, Chris Martineau; father, Ron (special friend, Delia Tullbane); sister, Kim (Dan) Beckner; and many other close family and friends.

Kerri will be remembered as a loving and devoted mother to Kaitlyn and enjoyed spending time with her watching movies. She had a vibrant smile, caring heart, and was always putting others before herself. Kerri and Chris also loved spending time at home with one another; they would elaborately decorate their home for the holidays. Her decorating was always beautiful and festive. Lastly, Kerri was a hairdresser by trade and quickly became a friend to all those she served. She loved the simplicity of watching her hummingbirds and joked that she would like to come back as one someday.

Public visitation 3-7 PM, Monday, November 16, 2020 at Kok Funeral Home, 7676 80th St. S., Cottage Grove, MN, 55016. Private family services will be held Tuesday with burial at Newport Cemetery. Masks and social distancing are required for all services.

Due to Covid-19 and the restrictions in place for attendees the service for Kerri will be recorded and available later Tuesday afternoon for those not in attendance. It can be found by clicking on the link below the obituary on this page.

**While maintaining social distancing guidelines, we are now able to accommodate gatherings while abiding to a 50% capacity at the facility. The use of face masks by attendees is required at indoor events, and we will continue taking the necessary steps to keep your families safe. Expressions of sympathy during this time can be left on the condolences page available on the obituary portion on our website. We also encourage you to view the video tribute once it becomes available or complete the HeartStrings online sympathy page with the link above.

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Private Services

November 16, 2020

3:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Kok Funeral Home - Cottage Grove
7676 - 80th Street S
Cottage Grove, MN 55016

Private Interment

Newport Cemetery
Hastings Avenue and 65th Street S.
Newport, MN 55055

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