Mary Genevieve Loch, 64, of Watkins, MN, died May 12, 2023.
A time for visitation will be held from 5:00-8:00 p.m. on Friday, May 19, 2023, at Ertl Funeral Home in Watkins, MN, with a prayer service starting at 7:30 p.m., as well as one hour prior to services on Saturday. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 20, 2023, at The Church of St. Philip in Litchfield, MN, with Father Brian Mandel officiating. Interment will follow at St. Gertrude Catholic Cemetery in Forest City, MN. Services will be livestreamed.
Mary was born on October 19, 1958, in Fargo, ND, to Allen and Maxine (LeVasseur) Spath. She graduated from North Minneapolis High School in 1976. After graduation, she moved to the Bay Area in California where she lived and worked for seventeen years as a daycare provider. She then moved back to Minnesota with her son and daughter to be closer to family.
In 1994, Mary met Dale Loch and his two sons, and they decided to share a life together. Mary worked several different jobs, but eventually went back to daycare for another twelve years. She loved animals, so she started her own horse riding and boarding stable, and ran horse camps for kids. She had a love for Scottish Terrier dogs and raised them to sell as a hobby. Mary enjoyed many things in life but enjoyed spending time with her family the most.
Mary is survived by her husband, Dale Loch of Watkins, MN; children: Erick (Karen) Thompson of American Canyon, CA; Catherine Thompson of Rochester, MN; step-stepsons: Cody (Nikki) Loch and Cassidy Loch, both of Litchfield, MN; grandson, Alexander Thompson; step-grandsons, Peyton and Jacob Loch; and her brother, Myron Spath.
Mary was preceded in death by her parents; her sister, Monica Wolcott; and her brother, Michael Spath.