Louise was born Jan. 16, 1934, in Hiteman, to James Wilbur and Alice Louise Kent Mullinix. She grew up and attended school in Albia, graduating from the 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 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, Arkansas, George (Mary) Kosmach, of Clearwater, Kansas, Frank (Madonna) Kosmach, of Bloomington, Minnesota, and Jim (Laura) Kosmach, of Geneva, Illinois; three daughters, Bonnie (Bill) Cline, of DeWitt, Mary (Dean) Porter, of Biloxi, Mississippi, and Alice Kosmach, of Hot Springs, Arkansas; 14 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; two brothers, James (Rosalie) Mullinix, of Albia, and Ralph (Priscilla) Mullinix, of Loveland, Colorado; a sister, Wanna Shaw, of Loveland; 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 was 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. Saturday, Nov. 30, 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, 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 tharpfh.com.