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Kerri Koch

March 26, 1974 — November 10, 2020

As a result of current restrictions on gatherings, we are providing HeartStrings, our online sympathy message where you can upload a photo and write a note or share a memory that will be printed and given to the family. Please click here to send your support.

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.

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Kerri Koch, please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

Past Services


Monday, November 16, 2020

3:00 - 7:00pm (Central time)

Kok Funeral Home - Cottage Grove

7676 80th St S, Cottage Grove, MN 55016

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Private Interment

Hastings Avenue and 65th Street S.

, Newport, MN 55055

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