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Published August 18, 2013, 12:00 AM

LaVerne Katherine Koppelman

LaVerne Katherine Koppelman, 98 of Lidgerwood, ND passed away Friday, August 16, 2013 at St. Francis Nursing Home, Breckenridge, MN. Funeral service will be Monday, August 19, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. at Holy Cross Lutheran Church, Lidgerwood, ND with Pastor Joseph Crosswhite officiating and burial will be at Holy Cross Cemetery, Lidgerwood. Visitation will be Sunday from 3-5 with a prayer service at 5:00pm all at the Frank Family Funeral Home, Lidgerwood. There will also be visitation one hour prior to the service at the Church. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to the Holy Cross Lutheran Church. Pallbearers are: her grandchildren. Honorary pallbearers are:her great grandchildren. Organist will be Curt Brownlee with special music by Ken Berntson.

She was born to the late Emil and Anna (Osten) Wollitz, May 8 1915, in Lidgerwood, ND. LaVerne graduated from Lidgerwood High School in 1932. She married the late Herbert F. Koppelman on September 26, 1934 and they lived together in Lidgerwood, ND area before relocating to Wahpeton, ND in 1996. After raising 6 boys LaVerne began a 28 year career as a cook for the Lidgerwood Public School. She enjoyed creating an appetizing lunch program for the students and enjoyed seeing the children grow through the years.

LaVerne Katherine Koppelman

LaVerne Katherine Koppelman, 98 of Lidgerwood, ND passed away Friday, August 16, 2013 at St. Francis Nursing Home, Breckenridge, MN. Funeral service will be Monday, August 19, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. at Holy Cross Lutheran Church, Lidgerwood, ND with Pastor Joseph Crosswhite officiating and burial will be at Holy Cross Cemetery, Lidgerwood. Visitation will be Sunday from 3-5 with a prayer service at 5:00pm all at the Frank Family Funeral Home, Lidgerwood. There will also be visitation one hour prior to the service at the Church. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to the Holy Cross Lutheran Church. Pallbearers are: her grandchildren. Honorary pallbearers are:her great grandchildren. Organist will be Curt Brownlee with special music by Ken Berntson.

She was born to the late Emil and Anna (Osten) Wollitz, May 8 1915, in Lidgerwood, ND. LaVerne graduated from Lidgerwood High School in 1932. She married the late Herbert F. Koppelman on September 26, 1934 and they lived together in Lidgerwood, ND area before relocating to Wahpeton, ND in 1996. After raising 6 boys LaVerne began a 28 year career as a cook for the Lidgerwood Public School. She enjoyed creating an appetizing lunch program for the students and enjoyed seeing the children grow through the years.

LaVerne was an active member of the Holy Cross Lutheran Church, Civic Improvement and Study Club, a charter member of LWML and was an avid quilter.

She was preceded in death by her parents: Emil & Anna Wollitz, husband Herb, her sister Pearl Kackman, son Mark, daughter-in-law LaVonne, and grandson Dale David Koppelman.

She is survived by: her brother Urban Wollitz, Grafton, ND; and five sons: Loren & Judy Koppelman, Bloomington, MN; Dale & Peggy Koppelman, Erskine, MN; Dean & Judie Koppelman, Bottineau, ND; Gene Koppelman, Coon Rapids, MN; and John & Michelle Koppelman, Great Falls, MT. She is also survived by eleven grandchildren and sixteen great-grandchildren.

Frank Family Funeral Home, Lidgerwood, ND is in charge of the arrangements. On-line guestbook: www.frankfamilyfuneralhome.com

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