Alice KopangAlice Kopang, age 96, died peacefully at RiverStone Health Hospice Home on the St. John’s Lutheran Ministries campus in Billings, Mont. on November 13, 2012 after a brief illness. She was born on May 17, 1916 in Minot N.D. to Otto and Alma (Michaelson) Olson. The family moved to Fargo, N.D. when she was a child. Alice graduated from Fargo Central High School in 1934. She then earned a degree from Fargo Business College.
She married Victor Kopang on April 7, 1938. They had two daughters, Karen and Connie. They lived in Fargo, then briefly in Canada. During WWII the family moved to Florida while Vic served in the Army. They moved to Moorhead, Minn., where Alice lived until 2006, when she moved to Billings, just in time to celebrate her 90th birthday, and to be closer to her daughter.