THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Issue Date: June 28, 2017
Marion (Hooper) Coppens, 95, of Green Bay, passed away Monday evening, June 19, 2017 at an area care facility.
Born June 2, 1922, the youngest child, to John and Mary (Stepeck) Hooper in Klondike, she graduated from Coleman High School in 1940 and earned a degree in bookkeeping at Vocational School in Green Bay. She was thankful to her brother, Ed, who provided for her so she could earn a degree.
She worked at Oconto Falls where she met and married Phillip Coppens on Aug. 26, 1944 and he preceded her in death on April 22, 2001.
They lived in Oconto Falls where they raised two daughters and owned Coppens Implement Sales. They moved to Green Bay and she continued to work as a bookkeeper and secretary until retiring.
She enjoyed knitting, crossword puzzles and playing cards.
She is survived by twin daughters Jean (Norb) Wendricks, Green Bay and Judy Hill, Oconto and her friend, Don Romenesko, Kimberly; three granddaughters; two great-grandchildren; a sister-in-law, Lucille Coppens, Oconto Falls and many nieces and nephews.
Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 57 years, Phillip; a son-in-law, John Hill; two sisters, Blanche (Joe) Kershek and Hannah (George) Jorgensen; a brother, Edward Hooper and two infant brothers, Robert and William.
A Celebration of Life will be held at S & S Hometown, 211 S. Maple Ave., Oconto Falls on Sunday, July 9 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. A private burial service will be held at Fort Howard Memorial Park in Green Bay. Malcore (West) Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. Memorials can be made in her name to a charity of one's choice.