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Roger Koopman


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Posted Online: Jan. 14, 2013, 5:40 pm
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Roger D. Koopman, 72, of Milan, died Sunday, Jan. 13, 2013, at Select Specialty Hospital, Davenport.
A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home, 201 E. 4th Ave., Milan. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home, where a Masonic service will be conducted at 7 p.m. Inurnment will be at Moline Memorial Park Cemetery, Moline, where military honors will be conducted. Memorials may be made in care of the QC Animal Welfare Center, Milan, or to Project NOW Homeless Services Department, Rock Island.
Roger was born on Jan. 15, 1940, in Pella, Iowa, the son of Walter and Doloros Lathrop Koopman. He married Norma Pellman on Dec. 31, 1966, in Rock Island. He was a 1958 graduate of the Pella Public Schools in Pella.
At age 17 he enlisted in the U.S. Navy and served from 1957 to 1961. He made cruises aboard the USS Ticonderoga, the USS Coral Sea and the USS Hancock for a total of three years and seven months of sea duty.
He was a salesman for the Combined Insurance Company of America from 1961 to 1966 and for International Harvester, East Moline Works from 1966 to 1971. He then worked for the U.S. Postal Service from 1971 to July 1999, from which he retired.
He was a member of the Milan American Legion Post 569, Mailhandlers Union Local No. 306, Masonic Eureka Lodge No. 69, Moline Scottish Rite Consistory, Kaaba Shrine Club, Blackhawk Shrine Club and the Eastern Star No. 326.
He attended the Bridge Church in Milan. Roger enjoyed spending time with his granddaughter, Corinne Koopman; and grandsons, Walter Van Heukelom and Ethan Doyle.
Roger also enjoyed fishing with his son, Roger Jr., at Pine Point Lodge, Crane Lake, Minn., and Mesquite, Nev., for many years.
He is survived by his wife, Norma; daughter, Kathi Doyle; son, Roger (Wendy) Koopman Jr.; granddaughter, Corinne Koopman; and grandsons, Walter Van Heukelom and Ethan Doyle. He was preceded in death by his parents and granddaughter, Deanaa Koopman.
Online condolences may be left for the family at www.wheelanpressly.com.














 



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