Edmond "Eddie" H. Koep, age 75, of Millerville, died Sunday, February 7, 2016, at St. William's Living Center in Parkers Prairie.
Mass of Christian Burial is 11 a.m., Saturday, February 13, 2016, at Church of Our Lady of Seven Dolors in Millerville with Fr. Peter VanderWeyst officiating. Music is provided by organist, Rachel Wagner and the church choir. Burial is at the church cemetery.
Visitation is one hour prior to the service at the church.
Edmond Harry Koep was born on May 26, 1940, to Edmond and Beulah (Johnson) Koep in Wadena. He moved with his family to rural Urbank at an early age where he attended country and parochial school. Following his education he worked for Urbank Bait and Spruce Center Bait. In the fall of 1965, Eddie moved to Canton, Ohio where he worked for Engine Improvement as an auto mechanic. He was united in marriage to Corrine Klimek on February 12, 1966, in Canton and to this union three children were born. In the spring of 1970, Eddie moved his family back to Minnesota where he worked for Urbank Bait until his retirement. In the fall of 1981, along with his wife, started a fur processing business, both tame and wild for trappers and fur dealers. They ran this business for 25 years. He was a member of Church of Our Lady of Seven Dolors. Eddie enjoyed hunting, trapping, fishing, and spending time with his family.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Richard Koep; infant sister; two sisters-in-law, Shirley Koep and Virginia Klimek; and six brothers-in-law, Orlin Eggert, Dell Tuel, James Johnson, Billy Wilkins, Gerald Klimek, and Harland Dreger.
Eddie is survived by his wife of 50 years, Corrine; son, Randy (Jill) Koep of Millerville; two daughters, Rose (Mike) Kane of Brandon and Renee (Wade) Tomford of Urbank; brother, David (Pam) Koep of Vining; five sisters, Betty (Ollie Becker) Eggert of Almora, Anne Johnson of Florida, Molly (Gary) Buse of Vining, Katie (Jim Clark) Wilkins of Florida, and Emily (Bob) Reimer of Arizona; eight grandchildren; four great-grandsons with another due in May; and many nieces and nephews.