Louise Kosmach (1934-2019)

Louise Ann Kosmach, age 85, of DeWitt, passed away on Sunday, Nov. 24, 2019, at the University of Iowa Hospital in Iowa City.

Louise was born on Jan. 16, 1934, in Hiteman, to James Wilbur and Alice Louise (Kent) Mullinix. She grew up and attended school in Albia, graduating from Albia High School with the class of 1951. On Feb. 23, 1952, she was united in marriage to Johnny Junior Kosmach in Oskaloosa. Louise and Johnny shared 46 years of marriage prior to Johnny passing away on June 13, 1998.

Louise was a kind and loving mother, who enjoyed being with her family. She was a wonderful cook and enjoyed sewing and making quilts. Hobbies that she enjoyed were researching family genealogy, reading and painting. She had a strong religious belief and was a member of St Joseph’s Catholic Guild. Her sense of humor and personality will be missed by all.

Louise is survived by four sons, John (Kathy) Kosmach of Jonesboro, Ark., George (Mary) Kosmach of Clearwater, Kan., Frank (Madonna) Kosmach of Bloomington, Minn., and Jim (Laura) Kosmach of Geneva, Ill.; three daughters, Bonnie (Bill) Cline of DeWitt, Mary (Dean) Porter of Biloxi, Miss., and Alice Kosmach of Hot Springs, Ark.; 14 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; two brothers, James (Rosalie) Mullinix of Albia and Ralph (Priscilla) Mullinix of Loveland, Colo.; a sister, Wanna Shaw of Loveland, Colo.; a brother-in-law, Joe (Louise) Kosmach of Albia; and two sisters-in-law, Fran Knoot of Oskaloosa and Erma Kosmach of Cedar Rapids. Louise is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her husband, John Kosmach; her parents, Wilbur and Alice Mullinix; a grandson, Alex Kosmach; a brother, Jean Mullinix; and two sisters, Carol (Mullinix) Gardner and Laura Mullinix.

A Rosary will be held at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 30, 2019, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Albia. Visitation will follow the rosary until the time of service with Louise’s family present to greet family and friends.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m., Saturday Nov. 30, 2019, at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Albia, with Fr. Mark Yates, C.PP.S. officiating. Burial will follow services at Oak View Cemetery in Albia.

An open memorial has been established to be determined at a later date.

Condolences to the family may be left online at www.tharpfh.com.

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