Dean Kopp

Dean Thomas Kopp, 58, of Verndale, passed away June 3, 2019, peacefully at his home.

Funeral services were held June 8, 2019 at Karvonen Funeral Home in Wadena, with Pastor Dave Seaton officiating. Pallbearers were Lyle Schmitz, Al VanRoekel, Rod VanRoekel, Mike Allen, Rich Schmitz and Dave Kuismi. 

Dean was laid to rest in Greenlawn Cemetery, Verndale.

Dean was born April 30, 1961 to Wayne and Gloria (Trana) Kopp in Wadena. He attended Verndale High School, graduating with the class of 1979. After high school, he attended the Wadena Technical School and earned a degree in electronics and cables.

On September 12, 1987,  he married Sally Mae VanRoekel at the United Methodist Church in Verndale. They made their home in Verndale, as their marriage was blessed with two children, Wayne and Mitch.

Dean cut meat for grocery stores in Verndale and Staples for 30 years. For the past six years he was employed at Trident in Motley. Dean was a member of the United Methodist Church in Verndale. He was a member of the Verndale Fire Department for five years.

He liked to fish and spend time outdoors. The first year he got his new boat, he fished on 52 different lakes. His greatest love was his children and grandchildren. He enjoyed spending time with them. He will be missed by his friends and family. 

Dean is survived by his wife; two sons, Wayne (Ashley) Kopp and Mitch (Kylie) Kopp; three grandchildren,  Matthew, Ebony and Alexia; many other relatives and a host of friends.

Preceding Dean in death were his parents; one brother, Don Kopp and one sister, Linda Kopp.

Arrangements provided by Karvonen Funeral & Cremation Service of Wadena.

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