Obit: Below, Clara Dimple ‘Girlie’ (1923 - 2011)


Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon



Surnames: Below, Kopp, Siems, Mohr, Young         


----Source: Family information from a niece’s genealogy notes, January 6, 2012


Below, Clara Dimple (26 December 1923 - 17 October 2011)


Word has been received that Clara Dimple Below, 87, of Stockton, Illinois, died in Stockton on Oct. 17, 2011.


Clara was born December 26, 1923 in the Town of Pine Valley to Joseph and Marie (Siems) Kopp.  She attended school at Riverside and Silver Crest Schools.  On December 31, 1946 or 1947 she was married to Harold E. Below.  Shortly after marriage they moved to Illinois.  Harold died in 2007.


Three children survive her; Gerald, Judith and Thomas Below and a sister-in-law Doris Kopp of Neillsville; she is also survived by many nieces, nephews and cousins and unknown number of grandchildren.


She was preceded in death by her parents, a brother Frederick as a toddler, brother Theodore J Kopp, Sr., and one sister, Luella M Mohr and a half-siblings and spouses, Frieda (Leo) Young of Iowa and Helmuth (Mina) Siems of Port Edwards.


I have no funeral or burial details.  Death date was confirmed with newspaper notices and SSDI records.



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