IRVIN H. KOEPKE JR.

Irvin H. Koepke Jr. died at his home in Braham, on Tuesday, June 8, 2010. He was 74 years old.

No Services will be held at this time.

Irvin H. Koepke Jr., age 74, passed away at his home, surrounded by his family on June 8, 2010 from diabetes and heart related complications.

Irv was born in St. Paul, Minnesota on August 19, 1935. He was employed at US Bedding Co. for fifteen years. Irv always has a love for farming and purchased his first farm in North Branch in 1957. He lived there until 1971 when he moved with his family to Newell, South Dakota for several months to “Ranch a little bit”. In late 1971 he purchased a farm close to Braham where he spent the remainder of his life. Irv was always a hard worker and took pride in his livestock and crops.

A gentle manhe leaves to mourn, his wife of 53 years Mary (Bergeron) formerly of Swatara, MN; son Jay (Deb) Koepke of Mesa, AZ; daughter Lisa (George) Rowe of Braham; Grandson Brandon (Jana) Rands, and great granddaughter Aunika Rands all of Rush City; Step- Grandchildren Jason, Aundrea, and Amanda Rowe; brother Richard (Judy) Odeen of St. Paul; Robert (Roberta) Koepke of McGregor; and Thomas (Linda) Koepke of Woodbury; sister Barbara Cardinal of South St. Paul; brother-in-law Vic Anderson of Maplewood; sister-in-law Dianne Schaff of Oakdale; plus many nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends. Last but not least, Irv’s pal for 12 years Lucky dog.

Irvin is preceded in death by his parents Ole Odeen, Esther and Irvin Koepke Sr., 3 brothers Arvid Odeen, Larry Koepke, and Leonard Koepke, sister Shirley Anderson, and four infant siblings.

At Irv’s request, no funeral services will be held. A time for scattering the ashes will be set at a later date.

2 guestbook entries for IRVIN H. KOEPKE JR.

  1. Kathy Girgen June 13, 2010 at 2:12 pm #

    I would like to offer my condolences to you and your family. I knew Linda from working at Target with her and she would tell me stories about him. I had put him on our prayer list at my church and I was very sorry to hear that he passed away. Just remember the good times in this time of sorrow. I know that he is with the angels and family.

    God Bless,
    Kathy

  2. Lisa Rowe June 21, 2010 at 8:00 am #

    Hi Dad,
    It’s been almost two weeks, and it’s still like you are here with us. I don’t know when it’s going to feel like you are gone, but I like it like this. I know the last year was hard, and I don’t blame you for wanting to be free of the pain that you had. Mom is doing good and we are keeping an eye on her for you (I’m sure that you are too). Jay is back in Arizona, but he was good to have around. He was playing with your tractors (I’m sure that you were right there “guiding” him). Lucky is missing you, and is hoping that some day when he gets to see you again, that you will take him for a walk with your “new” legs. I will help take care of things down here. You take care of things up there.

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