Jean Eva Koppinger

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July 5, 1933 ~ May 16, 2017

Jean E. Koppinger, 83, Brandon, died Tuesday, May 16, 2017, peacefully at her home.

Family visitation will be 5:30-7pm, Thursday, May 18, 2017, at Risen Savior Catholic Church, in Brandon, with a Prayer Service at 6:30pm. Memorial Services will be 10:30am, Friday, May 19, also at Risen Savior. Inurnment will be at Brandon Cemetery in Brandon.

Jean Eva Hanson was born July 5, 1933, to William and Irva (Simms) Hanson in New England, North Dakota. She attended and graduated from school in New England and then went on to teacher’s school. She then taught school in the New England area in a one room school house. On May 12, 1955, Jean married Leo Koppinger in New England, ND. The couple moved around a bit before landing in Madison, SD to raise their family and run the Lake Park Hotel. In 1979, they moved to Sioux Falls to own and operate the Lindendale Lodge and later, the Briteway Laundromat. The couple retired in 1986 and Leo and Jean moved to Brandon in 2011.

Jean had many hobbies which included fishing, crossword puzzles, gardening, and playing cards. Most importantly, her family was her life. Jean loved her caring for her grandchildren and anything she could do for them, she would.

Jean will be deeply missed by her eight children, Wendy (Ron) Lauck, Madison, Juanita Flemming, Sioux Falls, Lora (Rick) Gonder, Sterling, VA, Guy Koppinger, Sioux Falls, Marilyn Braaten, Redfield, Teresa (Dave) Geiver, Brandon, Rhonda Stoddard, Brandon, and Tyler (Lynne) Koppinger, Sioux Falls; seventeen grandchildren, Tony, Andy, Ryan, Jesse, Nicole, Andy, Adam, Jacob, Ari, Ian, Eli, Isaac, Aiden, Tory, Taylor, Samantha, and Kyle; eight great-grandchildren, Ashley, Coulter, Lydia, Oliver, Piper, Rheagen, Forrest, and Lilianna; and one great-great-grandaughter, Maylee.

Jean was preceded in death by her husband of 61 years, Leo; her parents, William and Irva (Simms) Hanson, and five brothers.

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  • Roger Hanson says:

    In memory of my beautiful sister. I only wish that we could have been able to spend more time together. I feel like I hardly knew you. I always said that I need to take the time to go and see her. But time moved forward and I did not. My thoughts are with this family now and my heart is heavy. Someday we will be together again in a much better place. As you look down on us all now I hope you know we love you very much and you will be missed greatly.
    Your little brother

  • Jean you were my best friend growing were so talented that I always had a hard time following in your foot steps.
    I still love you as much as long ago.I just wish I could have seen you before we both got so (old) .You were a wonderful wife mother and grand mom.And the best siste anybody could want.Go with God.

  • Koppinger Family:
    My Deepest Sympathy of the loss of a your mother grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great grandmother. All are in my prayers. May our lord and savior be with you at this difficult time.

    God Bless All
    Mary Mehlhaff

  • Barb Brandes says:

    To all of my former neighborhood friends, my condolences on the death of your Mother. She was one of the hardest working women I ever knew, and was certainly the glue that held your family together. Thinking of you at this difficult time, and praying that the peace of God, and fond memories of time with her will give you comfort.

  • The Sigler Family says:

    May “the hearer of prayer” continue to strengthen your family during this most difficult time. ( Proverbs 3:5,6) The days ahead will get easier,as those close to you provide the support and encouragement you need to stay strong. Share the memories you cherish they will ease your sorrow and will always be a comfort to you and those who listen. We hope that many cards,hugs,kind words,and loving prayers sustain your family.

  • Joni says:

    Koppinger Family,

    I am so sorry to see this about Jean. She was a great gal and the world will be a lesser place without her. My condolences, as well as my prayers, go out to all of you.

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