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Eleanor L. KoeppWEBSTER – Eleanor L. Koepp 87 of Webster passed away Wednesday October 31, 2018 at Bethesda Home in Webster. Her funeral will be 1:00 P.M. Saturday November 3, 2018 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Webster, Rev. Mike DeKraai will officiate. Visitation will be Friday 6-7P.M. closing with a 7P.M. prayer service at Fiksdal Funeral Service in Webster. There will be a prayer service at 11 A.M. Monday November 5, 2018 at East Side Lutheran Church in Sioux Falls followed by burial at Hills of Rest Cemetery in Sioux Falls. Eleanor was born December 5, 1930 in Sioux Falls, SD to Justin and Lena Forseth. She attended school in Sioux Falls. She married Wayne Koepp on January 12, 1949. They lived in Sioux Falls until they moved to Hartford in 1978. They lived in Hartford until Wayne passed away in1998. Eleanor then moved back to Sioux Falls and lived there until she moved to Pleasant View in Webster in 2011. In 2015 she moved to Bethesda Home. Faith and family were very important to Eleanor. She was involved in numerous activities at East Side Lutheran Church in Sioux Falls serving as president and vice-president of WELCA and chairman of the Senior Citizens Breakfast. She enjoyed crafting and flower gardening. She also loved to dance. Weekends and vacations were spent with the family camping in various parts of SD and the US. Survivors include her six children Curt and Phyllis Koepp, Waubay; June and Don Western, Oceanside CA; Dan Koepp and Vicky Fitzpatrick, Olivet; Cindy and Doug Nelson, Waubay; Kim and Stanley Butler, Redlands, CA and Jim and Carolyn Koepp, Hartford, six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Wayne, one sister Joyce Hippen, one brother Wesley Forseth, and one granddaughter Dawn Nelson.
To the Family , I would like to express how sorry to hear of your loss. It seems so unfair that death should have the power to take away someone you love. And when it happens, the thought of never again being able to talk to, laugh with, or hold your loved one can be most difficult to bear. That pain is not necessarily erased by being told that your loved one is up in heaven. Jesus Christ promised that millions now dead will live again on this earth and have the prospect of remaining on it forever under peaceful, paradisaic conditions. (Luke 23:43; John 3:16; 17:3; compare Psalm 37:29 and Matthew 5:5.) Since Jesus made the promise, it is safe to assume that he is willing to fulfill it. These promises have consoled me when my father died. Hopefully, they can provide some hope and comfort to your family.
Fred Nikonchuk Nov 5 2018 12:00 AM