Mass of Christian burial celebrating the life of Verena P. Koopmeiners, age 93 (six days short of her 94th birthday) of St. Francis will be 11AM, Thursday, April 19, 2012 at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in St. Francis. Father Michael Kellogg will officiate, and burial will take place in the parish cemetery following the service. Verena died peacefully Friday evening at Bethany Community in Alexandria. There will be a visitation from 4-9PM, Wednesday, April 18, 2012 at the Miller-Carlin Funeral Home in Albany, and again from 10AM until the time of the service Thursday morning at the church in St. Francis. Parish prayers will take place at 7 PM followed by the Christian Mothers praying the Rosary at 8 PM Wednesday evening at the funeral home. Arrangements are being made with the Miller-Carlin Funeral Home in Albany.Verena was born April 19, 1918 to Frank and Anna (Vornbrock) Roering in New Munich. She grew up in New Munich but lived her life in the St. Francis area until moving to Mercy Manor in Albany for the past few years. She married John A. Koopmeiners on October 6th, 1943 in New Munich. The couple farmed together until they retired when Verena worked as a cook for the Upsala Senior Center. Verena had a variety of hobbies which she dedicated a lot of passion to including her large garden, her beautiful quilts, many of which she donated to the church, an assortment of crocheted kitchen towels, and delicious baked bread and canned goods. Family was very important to Verena. She cherished the time spent with her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great grandchild. She was an avid member of the Sewing Circle, Christian Mothers, and the St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church where she lead the rosary for years.Verena is survived by her children Bernelda (Maurice) Goeser, Upsala; John (Toni) Koopmeiners Jr., Reno, NV; Theresa (Richard) Hollermann, Farwell; Mary Ann (Alvin) Eickhoff, Albany; Frank (Joyce) Koopmeiners, Upsala; her siblings Winnifred Koopmeiners, New Munich; Evelyn Overman, Waite Park; Eileen (Vern) Sand, Avon; Annella (Art) Borgerding, St. Cloud; her 19 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, and 1 great-great grandchild.She is preceded in death by her parents Frank and Anna Roering, her husband John Koopmeiners, her infant daughter Mary Koopmeiners; her siblings Leona Dufner, Catherine Geise, Erwin Roering, and Alfred Roering. She is also preceded by her grandson Daryl Goeser.
Schedule and Information
There will be a visitation from 4-9PM, Wednesday, April 18, 2012 at the Miller-Carlin Funeral Home in Albany, and again from 10AM until the time of the service Thursday morning at the church in St. Francis. Parish prayers will take place at 7 PM followed by the Christian Mothers praying the Rosary at 8 PM Wednesday evening at the funeral home.
Miller-Carlin Funeral Home, Albany MN