Frances Kopp, 91, of Raleigh, ND, passed away June 27, 2017 at CHI St. Alexius Health in Bismarck.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 am on Saturday, July 1, 2017 at St. Lawrence Catholic Church, Flasher, ND with Rev. Dennis Schafer as celebrant. Burial will be at St. Lawrence Cemetery.
Visitation will be held Friday, June 30, 2017 from 4:00-8:00 pm at Weigel Funeral Home, with a Rosary/Parish Vigil at 7:00 pm. Visitation will continue at the church one hour prior to the service on Saturday.
Frances was born on September 22, 1925 to Eugene and Josephine (Vetter) Riehl in Brisbane, ND. She was raised and educated in the Raleigh area, graduating from Raleigh High School. She married Joachim Kopp on July 31, 1944 in Raleigh, ND. They were hard working farmers and ranchers and she lived on the farm after her husband’s death in 1987 until just a few months before her death. Frances also worked in the laundry at the Prairie Learning Center. Frances was a wonderful cook and her family enjoyed her many German dishes. She loved to garden especially wild flowers and her favorite being crocuses. Frances was a loving and caring wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother to her family and they will always love and miss her.
Frances will be deeply missed by her daughters, Marilyn (Tyronne) Kittleson, Minot, ND, Phyllis (Charles) Utter, Denver, CO, Andrea (Tom) Eberle, Albuquerque, NM and Rhonda (Steve) Danielson, St. Joseph, MN; sons, Leonard, Raleigh, ND and Perry (Kari), Devils Lake, ND; daughters-in-law, Analee Seifert Kopp and Betty Kopp; 20 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren along with numerous nieces and nephews who fondly will remember their aunt.
Frances was preceded in death by her parents, Eugene and Josephine; husband, Joachim; sons, Eugene and Myron and sisters, Anna (Ben) Ternes and Lagata (Mike) Tischmak.
In lieu of flowers the family requests memorials to St. Gertrudes Catholic Church, Raleigh, ND.