Lillian Verna Koop, 83

Lillian Verna Koop, 83, of Hallock, Minnesota passed away at Kittson
Memorial Healthcare Center in Hallock on Tuesday, September 9, 2014.
Lillian was born May 23, 1931 at rural Plummer, Minnesota and was the
10th child of 11 children born to John and Emmy (Hansen) Jorgensen.
Lillian married Wilbur Koop December 20, 1948 in Thief River Falls,
Minnesota.  In 1959, Wilbur and Lillian with five of their children
moved to Hallock where they purchased Streed Electric, renaming it
Hallock Electric and several years later purchased the Diamond Motel,
changing the name to the Valley Motel.  Lilliam managed the motel for
over 47 years, was a member of Grace Lutheran Church, Homemakers,
Crookston Knitting Club, Hallock Bowling League and board member
of the Hallock Eagles Auxiliary.  Lillian enjoyed gardening, canning,
sewing, knitting for her chilidren and those in need.  She even knit
a purple dress for her mother-in-law for her 90th birthday.  Most of
all, Lillian loved raising her children, spending time at the lake,
traveling in their 5th wheel camper, time with family and friends and
just
being Mom.
Wilbur and Lillian were married for over 65 years.  She is survived
by her husband, Wilbur; sons, Gary (Elaine), Hallock, MN, Wayne
(Holly), Park Rapids, MN, Rodney (Karen), Dalton, GA, Paul
(Jamie Sue), North Pole, AK and David (Kim), St. Cloud, MN; daughters,
Jean (Clayton) Sjostrand, Lake Bronson, MN, J’nell (Jerry) Amundson,
Alexandria, MN and Jandy (Robert) Quade, Crookston, MN;
grandchildren, Marcy (JT) Anderson, Travis, Trevor and Garrett Koop,
Misti, Casey Koop and Brittany (Ben) Stover, Taylor (Jenna), Whitney
(Kirsten) Sjostrand, Jenna (Jake) Skifstad, Anthony (Liz) Amundson,
Haley (Ryan) Klemcke, Dallas (Cathy) Koop, Danielle (Josh) Putman,
Dayton, Matthew (Fernanda), Staci, Stephanie, Michael and Amos Koop,
Rhonda Quade, Corey, Cameron, K’lynn and Carter Koop; great
grandchildren, Kinley, Levi, Brody, Sydney, Isabel, Henry, Austin,
Toby, Meg, Troy, Ellie, Everly, Natalie, Sabastian, Oliver, Yarden,
Isaiah, Sean and Leon; a sister, Myrtle Rieman, Vancouver, WA and a
brother, Frederick Jorgensen, Plummer, MN; as well as nieces and
nephews.  She was preceded in death by her parents; sisters, Rosie,
Celia  and Minnie; brothers, Earl, Willie, Kenneth, John Jr. and
Raymond.
Funeral services are scheduled for Sunday, September 14, 2014 at
2:00 p.m. in Grace Lutheran Church, Hallock.  Interment will be in
Union Liberty Cemetery, Hallock.  Visitation will be held at the
church on Saturday evening from 5 to 7 p.m. with a prayer service at
6:00 p.m.  Rev. Frank Johnson, presiding; Misti Koop, soloist and
Renee Wahl, organist.  Honorary casket bearers will be Lillian’s
grandchildren and the Eagles Auxiliary.  The Austin Funeral Home of
Hallock is in charge of
arrangements.

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