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Stanley Kopmann | Death notice | news-gazette.com


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GIFFORD – Stanley John Kopmann, 78, of Gifford died at 11:12 a.m. on Friday, June 25, 2021 at his home.

The funeral will be at 11 a.m. on Thursday July 1 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Gifford, with Pastor Scott Guhl as celebrant. Interment will follow at Huls Cemetery, Gifford. Visitations will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, June 30, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Gifford. Baier Family Funeral Services, Flatville, takes care of the arrangements.

Stanley was born December 3, 1942 in Paxton, son of John J. and Martha A. Johnson Kopmann. He married Donna J. Geiken on April 30, 1967, at Schwer Lutheran Church in Milford. She survives.

With his wife Donna, he is survived by three daughters, Kimberly J. (Mark) Porter of Gifford, Tamela S. (Sean) Weary of Gifford and Nicole R. Bullington of Penfield; five granddaughters, Shaunna Weary Kincaid (Kyle), Megan Porter Pearson (Jordan), Sarah Porter, Kyla Bullington and Isabel Bullington; one great-grandson, Tanner Kincaid, one sister, Patricia J. Camp of St. Joseph; and two brothers, Dale E. (June) Kopmann of St. Joseph and Collin K. (Becky) Kopmann of Rantoul.

His parents died before him.

Stanley graduated from Rantoul Township High School in 1961 and from Decatur Barber School in 1962. He was a barber for 58 years, caretaker and bus driver at Gifford Primary School and worked for the Gordon Hannagan Auction Company.

He was a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Gifford and served in the Gifford Fire Department as a firefighter and administrator. He was also a member of the Gifford Centennial Committee. In his youth he was a member of the 4-H Club and showed Brown Swiss cattle at state and county fairs.

Stan loved auctions, camping, and old cars and was an avid collector of many things. He always liked a good deal!

Memorials can be made at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, the Gifford Fire Department, or at the choice of the family. Memories and condolences can be shared at berryfuneralservices.com.

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