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John H. Koppes
May 12, 1870–April 3, 1935
Death claimed a well known and respected citizen of this community Wednesday evening, April 3rd at 8:50 when John H Koppes was summoned to his eternal reward at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Clarence Sandt in West Cascade. He was a son of the late Nicholas and Elizabeth Weber Koppes and was born in Richland township, Jones county, May 12, 1870, and had always been a resident of this locality. On October 27, 1897, he was married to Miss Mary Lavery, at St Peter's church, Temple Hill, by Rev Father Convery. There was born to this union two sons and three daughters: Anna (Mrs. Louis Leesekamp); Clem; Rita (Mrs. Clarence Sandt), all of Cascade; Orval and Madeline at home. One child preceded him in death. Also surviving are one sister, Mrs. James Keating, Onslow; and four borthers: Nicholas Koppes, Onslow; Matt Koppes, Monmouth; Henry Koppes, Ryan; Peter Koppes, Cascade. One sister, Mrs. Michael Supple, preceded him in death. Also surviving are eleven grandchildren.
His wife preceded him in death on January 10, 1926, and his parents passed away several years ago. He was the eldest child of the family. He died fortified by the last rites of his religion.
The funeral services were held Saturday morning at 9 o'clock, at St Peter's church, Temple Hill. Rev. John Hehir officiating.
The casket bearers were Louis Schlemme, Gerald Hamil, Eugene Fagan, John Rink, Victor Manternach, and Edward Moran.
Those from a distance attending the funeral were: Milton Harmon, Mrs. Katherine Harmon, Mr. And Mrs Vincent Hayes of Dubuque.

Submitted by: Joanne Wilken
Source: Cascade Pioneer, 11 April 1935

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