Walter W. Koopmans, age 83, of Faribault, died on Tuesday, January 13, 2009 in Sun City, Arizona.
         Memorial services will be held at St. Luke’s Church, Faribault, on Saturday, May 16, 2009 at 1 p.m. with the Reverend Aaron Brockmeier officiating.  Interment will be at Cannon City Cemetery with veterans military rites provided by Central Veterans Association.
         Memorial visitation will be at church for one half hour prior to the service on Saturday.
         Arrangements are being completed by the Boldt Funeral Home, Faribault.
         Walter William, the son of William and Lydia (Koelle) Koopmans, was born January 10, 1926 in Faribault.  He graduated from Faribault High School in 1944 and served in the U.S. Army for 8 years during WWII and the Korean Conflict.  He married Mary M. Hawkins on September 6, 1946 in St. Paul.  Walter owned and operated Koopmans Ready Mix for 26 years.  He was a member of the Masonic Lodge No. 9 A.F. & A.M., Faribault, and the Osman Shrine, St. Paul, the Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie #1460, Elks Lodge #116 and American Legion Post 43, all of Faribault.
         He is survived by his wife, Mary of Faribault; four children, Patricia Koopmans, St. Paul, Deborah (and Vallard) May of Moose Lake, Kenneth (and Susan) Koopmans of Columbia, MO and Jane (and Jerry) Kerby of Comanche, TX; four grandchildren; five great grandchildren; one sister, Amy (and Bob) Christoferson of Jefferson City, MO; and one brother, Roger (and Kathleen) Koopmans of Faribault.
         He was preceded in death by his parents, one granddaughter, Kristina May and two sisters, Dorothy Mistretta and Elaine Koopmans.



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