Obit: Kopp, Cornelia Mae (1932 - 2015)

Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon

Surnames: Kopp, Courchaine, O’Leary, Pierce, Deal

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI) 5/13/2015

Kopp, Cornelia Mae (6 April 1932 - 7 May 2015)

Cornelia Mae Kopp, 83, of Humbird was called home by our Lord and Savior, Thursday, May 7, 2015, in her home with her family by her side.

Cornelia was born April 6, 1932, in rural Humbird to Russell and Mabel (Courchaine) O’Leary. After the passing of her mother at a young age, her father remarried Unita Pierce. Her grandmother, Emma O’Leary, played a very special role in raising her to the beautiful person she was. She attended Humbird High School and attended her senior year at Lincoln High School in Alma Center, graduating with the class of 1950. She married Raymond C. Kopp Aug. 5, 1950, at the Humbird Methodist Church and was happily married for 64 years. She lived her entire life in Humbird.

She was born again April 5, 1981. The following verse spoke to her soul - Romans 10:9 - ‘That if thou shalt confess with the mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.’ She was baptized in July 1981 and was received into fellowship in October of the same year at the Gospel Hall in Black River Falls.

Cornelia is survived by her husband, Raymond; her two sons, Marvin (Earlene) Kopp, Rick (Lori) Kopp; her daughter and best friend, Karmen (Kenneth) Deal; 10 grandchildren and many great-grandchildren. She is also survived by one sister-in-law, Arlene Runge.

Cornelia was preceded in death by her parents, Russell and Mabel (Courchaine) O’Leary; step-mother, Unita O’Leary; grandparents, Emma and Peter O’Leary; her daughter, Kathleen; her brother, Alton O’Leary; and her grandson, Scott Kopp.

Cornelia loved and enjoyed her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and her beloved dog Philly. She had a heart of gold and was loved by many. She was known for her sense of humor and her love of baking, but her most prized accomplishment was leading her family to salvation through Jesus Christ our Lord. She was the center of our flower and her family members were her petals. She will be dearly missed by many. We will carry her in our hearts forever and she will never be forgotten.

A visitation for family and friends took place Monday, May 11, 2015, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. and a celebration of her life was held Tuesday, May 12, 2015, at 11 a.m. with visitation one hour prior to the service. Both were held at the Gesche Funeral home in Neillsville. Burial followed at the Mentor Cemetery in Humbird. Lunch was served following the burial at the Tourist Haven in Humbird.



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