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Granite Falls Advocate Tribune - Granite Falls, MN
  • Obituary: Lydia E. Koepp

  •    Lydia E. (Leppke) Koepp, 95, passed away on Friday, May 18, 2012 at Sanford Canby Medical Center.     Funeral Services were held on Monday, May 21 at Zion Lutheran Church in Tyro Township, officiated by Pastor Loren Kruse. Interment was at Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Tyro Township, Bo...
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  •    Lydia E. (Leppke) Koepp, 95, passed away on Friday, May 18, 2012 at Sanford Canby Medical Center.
        Funeral Services were held on Monday, May 21 at Zion Lutheran Church in Tyro Township, officiated by Pastor Loren Kruse. Interment was at Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Tyro Township, Boyd.
        Lydia Esther (Leppke) Koepp was born May 10, 1917 to Fred and Martha (Roske) Leppke on the family farm.  She was baptized and confirmed at St. John’s Lutheran Church of Omro Township.
        Lydia was united in marriage to Erhardt Koepp on December 8, 1940 at St. John’s Lutheran Church.  They were blessed with 3 sons: Virgil, Dennis and Arlen.  Lydia and Erhardt’s lives were centered around their church and their farm.  Lydia was a very hard worker that could be found working beside Erhardt whether it was doing chores or walking the bean fields. Lydia was known for her big gardens and canning many quarts of vegetables and fruits.
        She always enjoyed their trips together whether it was to the State Fair, visiting relatives, on bus trips or going to household sales looking for bargains. Lydia spent many hours sewing quilts for her family and  nursing homes. Above all her biggest joy was her grandchildren.  Seeing Megan, Rob or Scott walk in would always bring a smile to her face.
        She is survived by her sons:  Dennis (Sheila) of Duluth and Arlen (Julie) of Boyd; grandchildren:  Megan Koepp of Sioux Falls, SD, Rob of Clarkfield and Scott (Fiancé Jen Riecke) of Rolla, MO.  She is also survived by her brothers Ed and Victor Leppke of Minneota; and her daughter-in-law Mary (Koepp) Hoffman of Sacred Heart.          She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Erhardt; her son Virgil; grandson Timmy; and her brothers Arnold and Harry Leppke.
        Arrangements were with Lynner Funeral Home of Clarkfield. jhlynner.com

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