Mary C. Loutsch, 93 years old, of Remsen, IA, passed away Monday, July 22, 2013 at, Floyd Valley Hospital in LeMars, IA.
Funeral service will be at 10 a.m., Thursday, July 25, 2013, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Remsen with Rev. William McCarthy and Deacon Rick Roder officiating. Burial will be in the St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery in Remsen at a later date. Visitation will be anytime after 4 p.m. on Wednesday, July 24, 2013. There will be a parish rosary at 5 p.m. and a vigil prayer service at 7 p.m. all at the Fisch Funeral Home & Monument in Remsen, IA.
Mary C. was born Feb. 27, 1920, at Remsen, IA, the daughter of Jim and Molly (Kennedy) Arens. Mary C. was raised and educated in the Remsen area and attended St. Mary’s School.
On Nov. 17, 1941 she married Gene Loutsch at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Remsen. The couple farmed south of Remsen until moving into town October of 1979. Gene died Sept. 6, 2003. Mary C. was a resident of Happy Siesta Health Care Center in Remsen for less than 2 years.
Mary C. was a devoted catholic member of St. Mary’s Parish, St. Mary’s Guild and Catholic Daughters of America. She enjoyed bowling, gardening, and especially playing cards every Monday with her sisters and friends.
Mary is survived by her five children, Kay (Jim) Grunden of Remsen, Don (Janet) Loutsch of LeMars, Pat (Mary) Loutsch, Tim (Valerie) Loutsch all of Remsen, Ken (Kerry) Loutsch of Kingsley, IA; Eight grandchildren, Jean Klave, Laura Honsbruch, Mark, Josh, Lindsey, Trent, Neal and Kristin Loutsch; Eight great-grandchildren; Three sisters, Esther Konz of Alton, IA, Doris Wurth, Jane (Leander) Konz both of Remsen; Sister-in-law, Mary Ann Arens of LeMars.
Preceded by: her parents, her grandson, Wesley Loutsch in 2005; sisters, Valeria (Lawrence) Alesch, Phylis (Martin) Englert, Helen (Ed) Jaminet, and brothers, Os (Doris) Arens, Kenny (Elvira) Arens and Jim Arens.
Casket Bearers will be her grandchildren