Tillie M. Kopp, 93, Mandan, passed away February 10, 2017 at Baptist Home in Bismarck.
Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 am on Thursday, February 16, 2017 at Weigel Funeral Home, Mandan, ND with Deacon Steve Brannon Officiating. Burial will be at North Dakota Veterans Cemetery.
Visitation will be held Wednesday, February 15, 2017 from 5:00-7:00 pm at Weigel Funeral Home. Visitation will continue one hour prior to the service on Thursday.
Tillie was born on October 16, 1923 to Joseph and Wilhelmina (Boehm) Gratz in rural Morton County. She was raised and educated in the St. Anthony area. She married Peter F. Kopp on June 11, 1945 in Mandan. Tillie took great pride in raising her family and taking care of her "Boys." She was an excellent cook and her family enjoyed the many wonderful dishes she made for them. Tillie liked to play cards and dance especially polkas, waltzes and square dancing. The Chicago Cubs were her favorite baseball team and she would catch all their games on television.
Tillie will be deeply missed by her sons, Alan (June), Fargo, ND, Gary (Cleo), Seattle, WA, Darwin, Plymouth, MN, DuWayne, San Jose, CA and Peter, Jr., Bismarck, ND; 4 grandchildren, Ian and Nate Kopp, Seattle WA, Whittney Kopp, Portland, OR and Alice Kopp, San Jose, CA and 5 great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Marie (Ted) Renner, Dickinson, ND; brother-in-law, Clem Kopp, Billings, MT along with numerous nieces and nephews.
Tillie was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Pete who passed away on March 25, 2011 after nearly 66 years of marriage; granddaughter, Nikki; sisters, Alice Olheiser, Ida Knoll, Perpetua Kautzman, Katie Butka, Rose McDonald and Maggie Gratz; brothers, Ralph Gratz, Adam Gratz and Steve Gratz.
In lieu of flowers the family requests memorials be directed to the St. Joseph Church General Fund.