Jean Marie Koppes, 87, of Staples, passed away at the St. Cloud Hospital on March 21, 2021.
Mass of Christian Burial was held March 25 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Staples.
Interment was at Evergreen Hill Cemetery, Staples.
Jean was born September 22, 1933 to Lillian (Fleisher) and Gerald Knox in Cass County. She married Gerald F. Martin on July 11, 1953 and together they had four children. Gerald passed away on April 29, 1989. On October 8, 1993 Jean married Richard E. Koppes.
Jean was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, was a part of the church circle for many years and loved her Lord. She loved family and was very proud of their grandchildren. Not many people get to have four and five generations together at one time. Jean enjoyed many things in life. She loved their winters in Texas and picking rocks while there. Jean made beautiful quilts and loved to paint, often donating these items for church functions. She was great at sending homemade cards for birthdays and Christmas, loved gardening, taking great pride in her flowers, enjoyed by many as they drove by the house - especially her pumpkins.The grandkids remember baking Christmas cookies with her. She would always bring out baked goodies every time someone visited. Every Halloween she looked forward to dressing up for the kids who stopped by. Jean had many pastimes: dancing, camping, sitting by the fire and picking agates. She will truly be missed by family and friends.
She will be deeply missed by her husband, Rich; three sons, Ronald (Cheryl) Martin, Dale (Barb Schrupp) Martin, Mike (Mary) Martin and one daughter, Patty (Tim Wiebold) Martin; 12 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; step- children, Jeffrey (Kim) Koppes, Deanna (Michael) Soukup, Doreen (Scott) Nelson and Sherri (Linus) Koval; two brothers, Harold (Elaine) Knox and Sherman (Sheryl) Knox; three sisters, Norma Knox, Phyllis (Don) Seel, Mary Lou (Larry) Flannery-Hayes.
Jean is preceded in death by her parents and first husband, Gerald F. Martin.
Arrangments were by the Taylor Funeral Home of Staples. w14c A00006B2021MA31