Jane Margaret Kalmes Walch Roth died peacefully at her daughter's home in Cannon Falls on August 14, 2014.
Jane was born March 23, 1940 to Helen (Gengler) and Edward Kalmes of Rollingstone, MN. Jane grew up on the family farm in Rollingstone and graduated from Holy Trinity School. After high school Jane attended and graduated from the Winona Secretarial School. She was a medical secretary at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester for many years, was a secretary at Hubbard Milling Company in Altura, and a bookkeeper and manager of Walch Farm Service.
On May 13, 1961 Jane married Thomas F. Walch from Altura, MN. They had two daughters Patrice and Paula. Tom passed away in 1978.
In October of 1987, Jane married Jacque E. Roth in Anchorage, AK.
Jane is survived her daughters Patrice (Jay) Thesing of Cannon Falls, and Paula (Rodney) Nelson of Lewiston, grandsons, sisters, and many other relatives.
Jane was preceded in death by both of her parents, Helen and Edward Kalmes; brother Jim Kalmes and sister Janet (Dr.John) Ries; an infant son Patrick Michael Walch; husbands Tom Walch and Jacque Roth; three step-sons, and two step-grandchildren.
A Funeral Mass was held Wednesday at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Rollingstone with the Reverend William Kulas officiating. Jane will be buried in St. Mary's Cemetery at Oak Ridge.
The family requests memorials and donations to be made to your local Humane Society or the Cannon Falls Hospital.
The family also thanks all of her friends and family, the staff at the Mayo Clinic particularly Dr. Jeremy Clain for his Pulmonary care and passionate heart, the staff of all of the ERs, ICUs, and her family at Domitilla 6 at St. Mary's Hospital. Drs. Turna, Nordahl, Chestnut, Stricker, and Johnston-Flanders at the Cannon Falls Hospital, her "thumpers" Rosemary and Kurt, the staff at the Cannon Falls Hospital, and the compassionate ambulance team of Cannon Falls that came to her rescue on a monthly basis! God Bless all of you and know you made her life so much better. God Bless!
Hoff Celebration of Life Center in Goodview/ Winona is assisting the family with arrangements.