Patricia "Pat" Ann Koppelman, 81, of Breckenridge, MN, passed away, surrounded by her loving family, on Wednesday, August 25, 2021, at Twin Town Villa, Breckenridge. The funeral mass will be held at 11 a.m., Friday, September 10, 2021, at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Breckenridge, with visitation from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the church. Father Leo Moenkedick will be officiating the service. Burial will be held in Riverside Cemetery, Breckenridge. Arrangements have been entrusted to Joseph Vertin and Sons Funeral Home, Breckenridge.
Patricia Ann Schneider was born on January 27, 1940, to Edwin and Dorothy (Fletcher) Schneider in Breckenridge, MN. She grew up there and graduated from Breckenridge High School in 1957. On December 28, 1958, Pat married her high school sweetheart, Paul Koppelman in Sisseton, SD. Paul was in the US Marine Corps, which brought the couple to FL, TN, and finally CA where they stayed for 4 years.
After Paul was honorably discharged in 1962, they purchased a home in Breckenridge where they raised their three children, Doug, Tom, and Lauree. After the passing of Pat’s parents in the late 1970s, she took in her four younger siblings and cared for them. She worked various part-time jobs in the Wahpeton Breckenridge area before being employed at Alstadt Pharmacy for a few years. She was also a devoted Catholic Eucharistic Minister and a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Breckenridge. She always felt called by God to serve others and help in any way that she could.
Pat was an amazing homemaker and was known for many delicious dishes, especially her Texas beans. She enjoyed road trips with Paul across the nation, making pillows, doing crafts, and word searches.
Her loving, family-oriented, and generous heart will forever be missed by her sons, Douglas (Brenda) Koppelman, of Breckenridge, and Thomas (Pamela) Koppelman, of Melrose, MN; daughter, Lauree (Dr. Paul) Davis, of Nisswa, MN; nine grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; siblings, Carol, Richard, Bonnie, Jean, Margaret, Wanda, Nick, Paul, Kevin, and Terry; and several other loving family members and friends.
Pat was preceded in death by her husband, Paul Koppelman; parents, Edwin and Dorothy Schneider; siblings, Mary Louise, John, Don, Chuck, Thomas, and Mary; a daughter; a granddaughter in infancy; and a great-granddaughter.
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