Evelyn R. Koep, age 94, of Parkers Prairie, died Easter Sunday, April 5, 2015, at St. Williams Living Center in Parkers Prairie, surrounded by her family.
Mass of Christian Burial is 11 a.m., Friday, April 10, 2015, at Sacred Heart Church in Urbank with Fr. Peter VanderWeyst officiating. Music is provided by organist, Cassandra Kowalski and vocalist, the church choir. Burial is at the church cemetery.
Visitation is 5-8 p.m., Thursday at Sacred Heart Church with a 6:30 p.m., Christian Mother's Rosary and 7 p.m., parish prayer service. The visitation will continue one hour prior to the service.
Evelyn Regina Koep was born May 25, 1920, to August and Anna (Turchin) Danelke in Leaf Mountain Township. She was baptized at Our Lady of Seven Dolors in Millerville. She attended Country School District #215, through the eighth grade. Evelyn was united in marriage to Arthur Koep October 27, 1937, at Our Lady of Seven Dolors. Following their marriage they settled down in Effington Township where they farmed together. They lived on the farm until 2005, when they moved into Parkers Prairie. Evelyn was an active member of Sacred Heart Church where she was past president of Christian Mothers and helped at bazaars and funerals. Evelyn enjoyed country rides and church dinners with Arthur, the farm, gardening and flowers, taking nature pictures and scrapbooking. She loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She will be dearly missed.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband of 72 years, Arthur; two infant sons; infant daughter; son, Roman Koep; two sisters, Christine and Clara; four brothers, William "Bill", Tony, Raymond and Ervin; many in-laws; and special friend, Helen Klimek.
Evelyn is survived by her two daughters, Margie (LeRoy) Thoennes and Carol (Alvin) Hellerman both of Parkers Prairie; daughter-in-law, Judy Koep of Parkers Prairie; 13 grandchildren; many great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren; and two sisters-in-law, Viola Klimek of Urbank and Evelyn Roers of Alexandria.
Pallbearers are her grandsons. Honorary pallbearers are her remaining grandchildren and great-grandchildren.