Douglas Leroy Koppen


Douglas Leroy Koppen, 67, died May 23, 2008 in Payson. He was born Oct. 23, 1940 in Lancaster, Wis.

Mr. Koppen was employed as an electrical lineman, welder, semi-truck driver and later served as an ombudsman volunteer. He also served his church as a deacon for three years.

He was a Payson resident for approximately 10 years and loved the outdoors.

Mr. Koppen is survived by his loving companion, Amalia Livelli of Payson; four children, Jacquelyn (John) Cherone of McHenry, Ill., Daniel Koppen of Wichita, Kan., Alan (Dorothy) Koppen of San Diego, Calif. and Jeana (Ronald) Smith of Colorado Springs, Colo.; two grandchildren, Tony Koppen of Madison, Wis. and Sabrina (Joshua) Danielson of San Diego, Calif.; one great-grandchild, Anthony Danielson-Koppen; and brother, Herbert (Rose) Koppen of Sherrill, Iowa.

He was preceded in death by his son, Dwane Koppen; his parents, Frank Koppen and Genevieve Schauff; brothers, Laverne Koppen of Hartford, Wis., Kenneth Koppen of Kieler, Wis. and Joseph Koppen of Burton, Wis.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m., Wednesday, June 11 at the Community Presbyterian Church, 800 W. Main St., in Payson.

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