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Lois M. Kopp
Lois Mae Kopp, 85, passed away Saturday, March 8 at Hyland Nursing Home in Iron Mountain.
Born Oct. 15, 1928, daughter of the late Rasmus Ross and Elvera (Franco) Oien, she graduated from Iron Mountain High School in 1947 and was a lifelong resident of the area. On Dec. 15, 1948, she married Howard "Buster" Kopp, of Kingsford, Mi. where they raised five children. She worked at The Bath Agency before having her children and was a stay at home mom until working at Auto Glass Specialists. She retired after many years as a bookkeeper for Cable Constructors Inc.
She enjoyed her family, friends, the casino, playing cards, crossword, sudoku and jigsaw puzzles, playing dominoes with her grandchildren and watching movies and golf on TV.
She is survived by her children, Mike (Laurie) Kopp, of Kingsford, John (Cathy) Kopp, of Menominee, Mary Jo (Chet) Shields, of Menasha and Laura (Mike) Paquin, of Iron Mountain; 12 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren with two more on the way; two great-great grandchildren; a sister, Carol (Robert) Calcari, of Iron Mountain. She was Auntie Lois to many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Howard "Buster" in 1996; a son, Joseph and a brother, Frank Oien.
Visitation was held on Wednesday, March 12 from 9:30 a.m. until time of Memorial Services at 11 a.m. at St. Mary and St. Joseph Church in Iron Mountain, with Fr. Daniel Zaloga officiating. Burial will be in the Quinnesec Cemetery. A memorial will be established in her memory. Erickson-Rochon and Nash Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements.
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