Eleanor Ann Koch
(nee Winkelmann), 88, of St. Louis County on Monday, October 31, 2022, Fortified with the Sacraments of the Holy Mother Church. She was born August 9, 1934, in Jefferson City, Missouri, the daughter of the late Eleanor Ann (Broeker) and Otto Francis Winkelmann, Sr.
Eleanor Ann was preceded in death by her husband of 61 years Richard Arthur Koch. She is survived by three children: Karol Ann Koch of St. Louis County, Richard Otto Koch of St. Louis County, and Kathleen Louis (Roddy) Brockelmeyer of Kirkwood; three grandchildren: Jakob Richard Brockelmeyer of Kirkwood, Nathan Louis Koch of St. Louis County, and Travis Charles Brockelmeyer of Kirkwood. Idalla Theresa Koch of Kirkwood was her honorary sister. Christopher Scott Forbes of House Springs was her honorary son. Eleanor Ann is survived by brothers and sisters Joseph Winkelmann (Mary Francis), Mary Jane Zerrer (late Jerome), Loretta Winkelman, Donald Winkelmann (late Peggy), Ronald Winkelmann, Diane Sperber (David). She was preceded in death by brothers Otto Winkelmann, Jr. (late Margaret), George Winkelmann, and Edmund Winkelmann. Our dear aunt, great-aunt, niece, cousin, and friend.
Eleanor Ann attended Laboure High School where she excelled academically. She was employed at A.S. Aloe & Company until starting a family. Eleanor Ann enjoyed leisure time and playing cards with family and friends at their lake property near Bismarck, Missouri. Through her actions, children and grandchildren were taught to enjoy the wonders of nature. The Muny held a special place for Eleanor Ann and Richard since one of their first dates and inspired the lifelong love of theatre as well as The Fox and Repertory Theatre performances. Eleanor Ann was active in Girl Scouts for years touching the lives of many. Later in life, Eleanor Ann and Richard enjoyed visiting local attractions with each of the three grandsons before the boys entered school. These visits always ended with a good meal and reading books before a nap. Eleanor Ann was a passionate quilter and could be found sitting at her sewing machine creating beautiful quilts when she was not filling her home with the wonderful smell of chocolate chip cookies baking. Eleanor Ann enjoyed collecting treasures.
Eleanor Ann’s patience and wisdom will be missed. She was a source of inspiration and will be deeply missed and forever loved by everyone she touched.
Services: Visitation and funeral Mass will be held Wednesday, November 9 at Assumption Catholic Church, Mattese, 4725 Mattis Road, 63128 in St. Louis County. Visitation at 9 a.m. with the Mass to follow at 10 a.m. Interment Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery. 2900 Sheridan Road, St. Louis, Missouri 63125. The Mass will be live-streamed at http://www.assumptionlive.com/. Luncheon at Assumption Catholic Church, Mattese lower-level following interment. Masses or donations to the American Heart Association in Eleanor Ann’s memory appreciated.