Mary M. (Hawkins) Koopmans, age 86, of Faribault, passed away January 30, 2013 in Sun City, AZ.
Memorial services will be held on Saturday, May 18, 2013 at 1 p.m. at St. Johnís United Church of Christ, 19086 Jacobs Ave., Wheeling Township (Hwy 60 East, left on Co. Rd. 24). Interment will be at Cannon City Cemetery.
Arrangements are being completed by the Boldt Funeral Home, Faribault.
Mary was born in St. Paul on May 31, 1926 to Earl and Dorothy Hawkins. Mary attended the University of Minnesota as a member of the Army Cadet Nurses Corps. She graduated as a registered nurse. Mary married Walter Koopmans on September 6, 1946. They were the parents of four children. Mary worked at District One Hospital and finished her career as head charge nurse.
Mary is survived by her four children, Kenneth (and Susan) Koopmans, Jane (and Jerry) Kerby, Deborah (and Vallard) May and Patricia Koopmans; four grandsons, Timothy May, Ryan Koopmans, Christopher Koopmans and Frederick Koopmans; eight great grandchildren; and two brothers, Richard and Eugene Hawkins.
Mary was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Dorothy and Margaret; her husband, Walter; and one grand daughter, Kristina May.
Name: Chrys Berghoff Fotenos
Date: Monday June 03, 2013
Debbie, Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family on the loss of your Mom. May the many memories you have bring joy to your heart and a smile to your face! Chrys Berghoff Fotenos
Name: Linda and Mansour Ravassipour
Date: Saturday June 01, 2013
We loved spending time with Mary! She was such a great hostess and an even better "Hand-and-Foot" player. We will miss her so much.
Name: jayne Lallier
Date: Wednesday May 15, 2013
Jane & Family, I am so sorry to hear of your mom's passing. From the time I met her in 1973 every visit with her was very uplifting. My deepest sympathy Jayne
Name: Lisha Koopmans Dallmeyer Vandersteen
Date: Thursday March 14, 2013
Our deepest sympathies go out for you and your family as you celebrate Mary's life. I always enjoyed my times with her, playing cards or visiting. She was a dear women, and will be missed. I will miss sending her christmas cookies this year. Sincerly, Lisha
Name: Dorothy Brodie
Date: Saturday February 09, 2013
Thinking of you. I worked with your mother at Dist One hospital.
Name: Lloyd Walburn Jr
Date: Wednesday February 06, 2013
Sorry to hear abut your Mon. I used to work for your Dad many years ago and lost track of the family.
Name: Lynn Kindseth
Date: Sunday February 03, 2013
Debbie and family, I am so sorry to hear about your mom. You are in my thoughts and prayers thru this difficult time.