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Paul Henry Koopman

May 25, 1922 April 20, 2009
Paul Henry Koopman
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Worthington, MN     Paul Henry Koopman, 86, was born on May 25, 1922, in Ames, IA, the son of Martin and Ella (DeFreeze) Koopman. He was proud to be brought up in the Christian faith by his parents. Paul married Edith Mae Covel on March 26, 1946, in Minneapolis, MN. He served in the United States Navy during World War II, installing and maintaining radio equipment in planes. After returning from the Navy, he worked for several years as an engineer for the Worthington Power Plant. He then worked for KWOA radio as their chief engineer and most recently was self employed, installing and maintaining two-way radios in the Worthington area. He enjoyed being a Ham Radio operator and was a member of the Ham Radio Club in Worthington. Paul died on Monday April 20, 2009, at the Sunset Hospice Cottage in Worthington.     Paul is survived by his wife, Edith of Worthington, MN; one daughter, Linda Kruger of Worthington, MN; two sons, Bill (Janet) Koopman of George, IA, and Paul (Cecelia) Koopman, Jr. of Vacaville, CA; seven grandchildren, and one sister, Verona Robinson of Spooner, WI. He was preceded in death by his parents and a daughter, Paulette.      Funeral services will be held on Friday, April 24, 2009, at 2:00 p.m., at the Benson Funeral Home Chapel in Worthington, MN, with Rev. Robert Wehrwein officiating. Burial will be in the Worthington Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Visitation will be from 12:30 – 2:00 pm on Friday. Benson Funeral Home is coordinating the arrangements.


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