HAROLD A. KOOPMANN

Harold A. Koopmann, 98, of Plymouth, WI passed away early Monday evening (August 22, 2016) at Rocky Knoll Health Care Facility surrounded by his loving family.

Harold was born on April 3, 1918, in Plymouth, WI, a son of the late William J. and Nora (Wandersleben) Koopmann.

He attended St. John Lutheran School and graduated from Plymouth High School in 1935.

After high school, Harold played baseball in the minor leagues with the St. Louis Cardinals Farm System. He was a pitching coach with the Plymouth Flames and a large supporter of local baseball.

Harold served in the United States Army from 1941-1945, serving during WWII in France, Germany and Austria. He served with the 409th Infantry Regiment, 103d Infantry Division, Company K (which was the most decorated unit of the 409th Regiment). He was awarded the Bronze Star and Combat Infantry Badge.

On April 4, 1943, he married Evelyn Bade in Plymouth. She preceded him in death on July 6, 1997.

He was a lifelong member of St. John Lutheran Church in Plymouth.

He worked at Kraft Foods in Plymouth from 1937-1954, then worked at the Plymouth Post Office as a letter carrier for 26 years.

Harold was a member of the Plymouth VFW World Cheese Center Post #5612. He was an avid birdwatcher and he and Evelyn were charter members of the Plymouth Bird and Nature Club.

He is survived by his son: Robert (Eileen) Koopmann of the Town of Jackson, WI; Two daughters: Carol (Terrence) Powers of Plymouth and Gail (Roman) Williams of Fond du Lac; Three grandchildren: Sarah Koopmann of Hawaii, Taylor Williams (wife, Kathleen Sanford) of New Zealand and Nathan Williams of California.

He is also survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Evelyn and brother Norbert, and sister Lorna Schucht.

Funeral services will be held on Friday (August 26, 2016) at 12:00 Noon at St. John Lutheran Church in Plymouth. Rev. John Schultz, pastor of the church will officiate. Burial will be in the Plymouth Woodlawn Cemetery.

Friends may call at the church on Friday morning (Aug. 26) from 10:00 A.M. until the time of services.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund is being established in his Harold’s name.

The Plymouth VFW World Cheese Center Post # 5612 will conduct military rites at the cemetery following the services at church.

The Suchon Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Plymouth is serving the family. For online condolences, please visit www.suchonfh.com.

The family would like to thank the staff at Rocky Knoll Health Care Center 2 North for all the wonderful care and compassion given to Harold.


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