Brooke Nichole (Malchow) Koch, 40 years of age, passed away Tuesday, April 6, 2021. She was born on December 28, 1980 in Beatrice to Dennis and Kimberly (Cumro) Malchow. Brooke graduated from Tri County High School in 1999. She earned associates degrees in Horticulture and Licensed Practical Nursing from Southeast Community College in Beatrice. Brooke was currently employed as an LPN at Gage County Medical Clinic in Beatrice. She was active in coaching softball for many years and enjoyed running, her farm animals, landscaping, gardening, fishing, traveling, being outdoors, photography and especially attending her girls’ events and activities.
Brooke is survived by her daughters, Andie, Taylor and Nicole of the home; mother, Kim Franzen and husband Jim of Plymouth; siblings, Shauna Davis and husband Brian of St. George, Kansas, Josh Malchow of Beatrice, Amanda Johnsen and husband JJ of Plymouth; significant other, Jeff Roberts of Wymore; grandmother, Sandra Cumro of Odell; nieces and nephews, Colton, Case, Kinsley, Kodie and Corbin Davis, Aubrey and Emery Sluka, Dre Garrison; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. She was preceded in death by her father; and grandparents, Marvin and Marlene Malchow and Louis Cumro.
Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 AM Monday, April 12, 2021 at St. John Lutheran Church in Beatrice with Pastors Suzanne How and Arden Dorn officiating. People are encouraged to wear blue, Brooke's favorite color. The service will be streamed live on the church’s facebook page and it will also be transmitted on 107.5 FM radio for anyone in their vehicles in the parking lot due to capacity restrictions at the church. Masks and social distancing will be required. Interment will follow in the Zion Lutheran Cemetery near Harbine. Following the committal service at the cemetery, a luncheon will be held at the Countryside Event Center 1 mile west and 2 ½ miles north of Ellis. Visitation will be held from noon to 8 PM Sunday, April 11, 2021 at Harman-Wright Mortuary in Beatrice. Memorials are suggested to the Brooke Koch Memorial to be used as an education fund for her daughters. Harman-Wright Mortuary in Beatrice in charge of arrangements.
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