Thomas “Tom” Koep, of Mora, passed away on Thursday, November 19, 2020 at the North Memorial Hospital in Robbinsdale. He was 75 years old.
A Private Family Service was held.
A celebration of life will be planned for the summer of 2021.
Thomas G. Koep, of Mora, passed away peacefully on Thursday, November 19, 2020 at North Memorial Hospital in Robbinsdale. He was 75 years old.
Tom was born on November 6, 1945 in Parkers Prairie, MN to George and Irene (Karger) Koep. He was the only son of five children. In 1950, the family moved to St. Paul where he attended Holy Childhood Elementary and later Murray High School. After graduation, he went into the US Navy until his discharge in1966 when he moved to Dalbo to be close to family. In 1968, Tom married Elaine Zufall and from that union had seven daughters; Sheri, Tammy, Julie, Christine, Kelly and Stephanie.
Tom worked for Borson Construction and raised his family in the Ogilvie area. He had a strong Catholic faith and always treated others with kindness and respect. He liked to hunt, fish, play golf and spend time with family and friends.
In 2004, Tom married Gerri Craft and welcomed her and step-son Jeremy into his family. Tom led a full and blessed life. He will be missed by many.
He is preceded in death by his parents, George and Irene; sisters, Joanie and Diane; infant daughter, Karen; and son-in-law, Corey.
He is survived by his wife, Gerri of Mora; children, Sheri (Dan) of Ogilvie, Tammy(Corey) of Cambridge, Julie (Wayne) of Mora, Chris (Perry) of North Branch, Kelly (Gordy) of Ogilvie, Stephanie (David) of Georgia and step-son, Jeremy of Anoka; sisters, Judy (Gene) and Barb; 11 grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
He will be truly missed by many. A Celebration of Life will be held in the Spring/Summer of 2021. May your smile be forever upon us and forever in our hearts.