Jean Koppes

Jean Marie Koppes

Friday September 22, 1933 - Sunday March 21, 2021
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Jean Marie Koppes age 87 of Staples, passed away at the St. Cloud Hospital on Sunday, March 21, 2021.
She was born to Lillian (Fleisher) and Gerald Knox on September 22, 1933 in Cass County, Minnesota.
She married Gerald F. Martin on July 11, 1953 and together they had four children. Gerald passed away on April 29, 1989. On October 8, 1993 Jean married Richard E. Koppes.
Jean was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic church, a part of the church circle for many years and loved her Lord. She loved family and was very proud of their grandchildren. Not many people get to have 4 and 5 generations together at one time. Jean enjoyed many things in life. She loved their winters in Texas and picking rocks while there. Jean made beautiful quilts and loved to paint. She often donated them for Church functions. She was great at sending homemade cards for birthdays and Christmas. Jean loved to garden, and took great pride in her flowers. They were enjoyed by many as they drove by the house! Especially her pumpkins! The grandkids remembered baking Christmas cookies with her. She would always bring out baked goodies every time someone visited. Every Halloween she looked forward to dressing up for the kids who stopped by. Jean had many past times, such as dancing, camping, sitting by the fire and picking agates. She will truly be missed by family and friends!
Jean is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Gerald F. Martin; She will be deeply missed by her husband, Rich; children, Ronald (Cheryl) Martin, Dale (Barb Schrupp) Martin, Mike (Mary) Martin, and Patty (Tim Wiebold) Martin; 12 grandchildren; 16 great grandchildren; 3 great great grandchildren; step- children, Jeffrey (Kim) Koppes, Deanna (Michael) Soukup, Doreen (Scott) Nelson, and Sherri (Linus) Koval; siblings, Harold (Elaine) Knox, Phyllis (Don) Seel, Norma Knox, Sherman (Sheryl) Knox, Mary Lou (Larry) Flannery-Hayes.
Mass of Christian Burial for Jean will be held at 11:00 am on Thursday, March 25, 2021 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Staples, with a Rosary at 9:00am followed by visitation from 9:30-11:00 am.
Interment Evergreen Hills Cemetery, Staples, Minnesota.

Caring for Jean and her family
Taylor Funeral Home of Staples
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Charity Johnson

Posted at 12:27am
One of my favorite childhood memories was going to Jean's farm to bake cookies with my cousins. She always had everything out and ready to go when we got there and we made so many different kinds. She had a beautiful heart, warm smile, but most of all...I have always loved her soft spoken voice and that sweet laugh!! My heart breaks to all of you.

Betty Paape

Posted at 12:04pm
All our best to the family. I spent a lot of time with Jean getting ready for her sisters wedding and really enjoyed the time we spent together. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

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