Winnifred R. Koopmeiners, 87

KoopmeinersWinnifredWEBWinnifred R. Koopmeiners, age 87 of New Munich, died Wednesday, March 13, 2013 at the Pine Villa Care Center in Melrose, Minnesota.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, March 18 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in New Munich with Rev. Roger Klassen, O.S.B. officiating. Interment will be in the parish cemetery.

Visitation will be held from 4 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the Patton-Schad Funeral Home in Melrose and from 10 to 11 a.m. Monday at the church in New Munich.  Parish prayers will be held at 5 p.m. followed by St. Anne’s Christian Women, Schanhaar-Otte VFW Post 7050 Auxiliary, and Catholic United Financial at 7 p.m. Sunday evening at the funeral home.

Winnifred Rosena Roering was born October 18, 1925 in New Munich, Minnesota to Frank and Anna (Vornbrock) Roering.  On August 13, 1946 she married Edwin Koopmeiners at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Spring Hill.  Winnifred was known for her homemade noodles and bread. She would can her own vegetables from her large garden.  She enjoyed baking cookies, quilting, mending clothes, making oven door towels, playing cards, and liked watching Polka Joe on television.  Her greatest love was visiting with friends and relatives, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in New Munich, St. Anne’s Christian Women, Schanhaar-Otte VFW Post 7050 Auxiliary, Disabled American Veterans Auxiliary, Catholic United Financial, and the Senior Citizens.

Survivors include her children, Kathy Jonas of Albany, Donald (Kathleen) Koopmeiners of Long Prairie, Dennis (Deb) Koopmeiners of St. Francis, Sharon (Tom) Fischer of Albany, Carol (Joe) Braun of St. Joseph, Charles (Deanna) Koopmeiners of Grey Eagle, Ronald (Janet) Koopmeiners of Albany, and Mark (Ginny) Koopmeiners of Upsala; 23 grandchildren, 36 great-grandchildren, four step great-grandchildren, and one step great-great-grandson; sisters, Evelyn Overmann of Waite Park, Eileen (Vern) Sand of St. Joseph, and Annella (Art) Borgerding of St. Cloud; and sister-in-law, Ann Koopmeiners of St. Cloud.

Winnifred was preceded in death by her husband, Edwin Koopmeiners on July 8, 1987; parents; grandson, Karl Koopmeiners; great-granddaughter, Brittney Jonas; brothers, Erwin Roering and Alfred Roering; sisters, Leona Dufner, Catherine Geise, and Verena Koopmeiners; and son-in-law, Ray Jonas, Jr.

Serving as casket bearers will be David Fischer, Randy Jonas, Steven Fischer, Chad Koopmeiners, Kurt Koopmeiners, Bill Koopmeiners, Bob Braun, and Nicholas Koopmeiners.  Cross bearer will be Hannah Koopmeiners and scripture bearer will be Amanda Beckrich.  Honorary bearers will be the Christian Women. Flower bearer will be Karla Koopmeiners and gift bearers will be Don and Kathleen Koopmeiners and Becky Braun.

Arrangements were made with Patton-Schad Funeral & Cremation Services of Melrose.