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Lori "Pris" Wolfe Donovan-Koppes
January 20, 1956–April 23, 2011
Lori K. "Pris" Donovan-Koppes, 55, of Cascade, died Saturday, April 23, 2011, at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City. Services for Lori were held Thursday, April 28, at St. Martin's Catholic Church, Cascade, with the Rev. Douglas Loecke officiating. Burial was at Calvary Cemetery, Cascade. Visitation was at Reiff Funeral Home, Cascade, where there was a wake service on Wednesday, April 27.
She was born on January 20, 1956, in Monticello, daughter of Leon and Celestine "Sally" (Neyens) Wolfe. She was a graduate of the former Aquin High School in Cascade.
Pris was a waitress at Marilyn's Cafe in Cascade. She also was a bookkeeper for Merl's Welding in Cascade for twenty-five years.
She was a member of St. Matthias Parish in Cascade.
Pris was a kind person who always put family first. She loved her time with her daughter and three little blondies. She took pride in taking care of her yard, garden and home. Her weekends were spend at her second home on the river, Buenie, where she loved to relax and fish. Pris loved to cook and was known for her fried chicken.
Surviving are her sweetheart, Merlin Koppes of Cascade; a daughter, Jaime (Brandon) Waddle, of Lake Panorama; three grandchildren, Jaelyn Rose, Ella Jean and Mia Celestine; six step children, Joe (Laurie) Koppes of Cascade; Carla (John) Cleary of Brandon, Miss.; Karen (Kevin) Althoff of Cascade; Laura (Phil) Decker of Cedar Rapids; Roger (Carrie) Koppes of Cascade, and Colleen (Don) Schwenker of Maquoketa; fourteen step-grandchildren; two step great grandchildren; three brothers Steve (Vicki) Wolfe of Mason City; Gary "Baldy" Wolfe and Charles Nevens, both of Cascade and a sister, Judy (Norman) Kremer, of Cascade.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her stepfather, George "Whitey" Neyens; a sister, Pattie Felton on July 9, 2003; her mother and father-in-law, Helen and Ray Koppes; and a brother-in-law, Chuck Koppes.

Submitted by: Janet A. Brandt
Source: Midland Times, Wyoming, Iowa, 6 May 2011

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