Hedwig “Hedy” Koch Nix, born April 26, 1939, age 83 of Trussville, Alabama passed peacefully at home into eternal rest surrounded by her family September 5, 2022. Daughter of Christian and Elsa Koch, she moved from Mainz, Germany at age 19 to the United States after falling in love and marrying her beloved late husband, David. They were happily married for 58 years.
Hedy truly had an ageless heart and inviting spirit. She took great pleasure in serving others. She enjoyed being the exuberant hostess of many gatherings, large and small, and created an atmosphere that was always well received. She loved her German music, gardening, bird watching on her back porch, knitting baby blankets, and baking her infamous German cookies at Christmas time for all to enjoy. She also loved her camping trips with her beloved late husband, David and made many friends along the way. Her “hands on” roll as Mimi provided a lifetime of treasured memories for her three grandchildren.
Hedy was a proud German/American and became a lifetime member of the Disabled American Veterans Auxiliary in 1975 “serving as Commander for many of those years” and was very active serving disabled veterans and their families in the Birmingham area for many years.
Hedy is survived by her two children, Norman Nix (LouAnn) of Trussville, Al, and Suzanne Nix Peranich (Eddy) of Vestavia, Al. Her three grandchildren, Jonathan Peranich of Houston, TX, Casey Peranich of Birmingham, Al, and Daniel Nix of Trussville, Al.
Despite the hardships she endured in her final years, Hedy had a magic quality about her. She was always present in the moment and quick with a joke, story or punchline. Her loving spirit, good deeds and animated persona will be remembered by all whom she encountered.
The family would like to thank Affinity Hospice for their kindness and support in making moms transition to eternal rest most comfortable and peaceful.