Obit: Kopp, Joseph Michael (1882 - 1961)

Contact: Dolores Mohr Kenyon

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark County, Wis.)


Joseph Michael Kopp, 79, R. #2 Neillsville, died November 20, 1961 in Neillsville. Funeral services were held last Friday from the Georgas Funeral Home, with the Rev. E.G. Burtness of the Calvary Lutheran Church officiating. Burial was made in the Neillsville Cemetery.

Mr. Kopp was born November 7, 1882, in Elba, MN. He received his education in rural schools there and came to Clark County as a young man. He farmed in the Town of Levis until 19 years ago, when he retired.

On March 18, 1919, he married the former Mary Siems, who died in June 1934.

Three children survive: Luella (Albert) Mohr, and Theodore, Sr. (Doris) Kopp, of Neillsville; and Clara (Harold) Below, Stockton, IL. Other survivors include two stepchildren, Frieda (Leo) Young, Davenport, IA, and Helmuth (Mina) Siems, Port Edwards, WI; also 27 Grandchildren, and 37 great-grandchildren. Preceding Joseph in death were his parents, and a son, Frederick, two sisters, Frances and Clara, and three brothers, Fred, Frank and George.

Pallbearers were: A.B. Wightman, Albert Marg, Carl Allen, Byno Lloyd, Claire Smale and Billie Gehrt.

People who came from away for the service were: Mr. and Mrs. Harold Below and family, Stockton, IL, Mr. and Mrs. Helmuth Siems, Mr. and Mrs. James Siems and Helen Siems, of Port Edwards; Mr. and Mrs. Henry Siems, Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Siems, of Wisconsin Rapids; Mr. and Mrs. Rudolph Novak and family, Merrillan; Mr. and Mrs. Ned King and family, Milwaukee; Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Kopp, Humbird; Mr. and Mrs. Dewayne Lloyd, Stoughton, WI.

(Any added information not in original obituary, was added by granddaughter, Dolores Mohr Kenyon.)



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