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August 27, 2013
WESTBROOK, Minnesota (STPNS) -- George Estrem
A private family service for George Estrem was held August 25, 2013 at the New Life Church in Alexandria with Pastor John Taplin officiating.
George Estrem, son of Elven and Dorothy (Weston) Estrem was born on July 21, 1928 in Westbrook, MN. During his teen years, George left home for San Francisco, where he worked at a ship yard until moving back to St James, Minnesota. Upon his return he started a job at a record shop where he met the love of his life. George married Lorraine "Penny" Miller on June 1, 1946 in New Ulm, MN. George was the Vice President of the Fulda Bank before moving to Nisswa, MN. He and Penny returned to Slayton, and started the Farmers Agency of Avoca, where they both worked for 20 years. George retired and moved to Elbow Lake MN where he worked with his son for 7 years. George and Penny's last move was to Alexandria MN in 2007. George was taken to heaven on August 23, 2013 while at the Knute Nelson Care Center in Alexandria at the age of 85.
Throughout his life, George was an entertainer. he loved to joke, tease and play his player-piano for everyone to sing along. He enjoyed many past times including fishing, hunting and golfing. He restored player-pianos and old cars and enjoyed antiques. George's greatest loves in life were God and his wife Penny, who he lived for.
Survivors include his wife Penny; five children, Gerry (Louise) Estrem, Tom (Barb) Estrem, Judy (Craig) Schultz, Jim (Lisa) Estrem and Jane (John) Lippert; ten grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and his half-brother Gary (Rita) Jadwin.
Proceeding him in death were his parents and five siblings.
Memorial Services for Keith Weis will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, August 28, 2013 at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, Dovray. Visitation will be 4:00-7:00 p.m. Tuesday, August 27 at the Westbrook Funeral Home, and will continue one hour prior to the service at church on Wednesday. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery in Currie. Online condolences may be sent via www.stephensfuneralservice.com.
Keith, 62, Dovray died Saturday, August 24, 2013 at Sanford Sioux Falls Medical Center.
Keith Weis was born September 3, 1950 in Tracy, MN, to Philip and Catherine (Zens) Weis. He was baptized and confirmed at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Westbrook. Keith attended country school north of Dovray until he moved to Worthington with his family in 1964, and graduated from Worthington High School in 1968. After graduation, Keith joined the United States Marine Corps on December 9, 1968. He served in Okinawa and Vietnam. In 1972, Keith married Cindy Arfsten and they were blessed with two daughters. They were later divorced. Keith was the owner and operator of Keith’s Backhoe and Trenching for many years, and he took great pride in his work. He recently retired due to ill health. Keith was a member of the Dovray American Legion and the Westbrook VFW. He enjoyed assembling jigsaw puzzles, paint by numbers, and telling jokes and stories.
Survivors include his daughters: Janelle (Todd) Engstrom of Burlington, IA, and Nichole Duft of Ramsey, MN; grandchildren: Olivia and Isaiah Engstrom and Jack Duft; brothers John (Jane) Weis of Avoca, Robert (Seung) Weis of Sierra Vista, AZ; sisters: Mary (Robert) Anderson, Dorothy (Douglas) Kuehl, Helen (Lee) Peterson, and Jan Johnson all of Westbrook; and many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Preceding him in death were his parents, infant brother Thomas, son-in-law John Duft, and fiancée Sue Nelson.
Marian Bernice Kopperud
Funeral services were held for Marian Bernice Kopperud Monday, August 26, 2013 at Old Westbrook Lutheran Church, Westbrook, MN. Interment was in the church cemetery.
Marian, 87, died Thursday, August 22, 2013 at Good Samaritan Society, Westbrook, MN.
Marian was born May 29, 1926 to Emil C. and Kilkea “Katie” (Raveling) Otto in Johnsonville Township, near Lucan, MN Redwood County. she was baptized and confirmed at Trinity Lutheran Church of Johnsonville. She attended Johnsonville Township Country School, then Walnut Grove Public Schools, graduating in 1944. Upon graduation, she moved to St. Paul, MN to work at the St. Paul Munitions Plant until the end of WWII in 1945. She then moved back to southwest MN to her parents’ home in Tracy, MN where she worked as a secretary for the Algyer Law Office in Tracy until she was married.
June 7, 1947, Marian married Konrad H. Kopperud at Trinity Lutheran Church, Tracy, MN. They made their home near Westbrook, MN, then to a farm near Walnut Grove, moving to their own farm in 1950, north of Westbrook in Ann Township. They remained on the farm until June of 2013 when they moved to Country View Sr. Living, Walnut Grove, MN. Recently Marian became a resident of the Good Samaritan Society, Westbrook, MN.
Marian was a member of Old Westbrook Lutheran Church. She was active in Ladies Aid and WELCA, Circle, taught Sunday School, and was the church historian for many years. Marion enjoyed quilting with the ladies at church and also made many quilts for her family.
Survivors include her husband, Konrad Kopperud, Walnut Grove; son, Dennis (Karen) Kopperud, Westbrook, MN; daughters Lynette (Warren Wollenberg) Kopperud, Edina, MN, Julie (Dean) Okins, Santa Crus, CA and Rev. Barbara (Jim Borden) Kopperud, Sibley, IA; five grandchildren; five great grandchildren; sister-in-law, Mildred Otto, Tracy, MN; many nieces, nephews and friends.
Preceding her in death were her parents, two brothers; five sisters.
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