Jean Eva Koppinger
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.