Cornelius Koopal Funeral Held At Bethel Alliance

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Thursday, October 19, 1972

Cornelius Koopal Funeral Held At Bethel Alliance

Funeral services for Cornelius (Case) Koopal, 62 , who died at Mitchell County Memorial hospital Wednesday, October 11 , were held Saturday, October 14, at Bethel Alliance church in Lyle with the Rev. Robert Dutton officiating. Interment was in Woodbury cemetery.

Cornelius (Case) Koopal, the son of Sybrand and Anna Koopal, was born November 9, 1909 in the Netherlands. At the age of one he and his parents and brothers and sisters came to America . Following the death of his mother, he went from Platte, S.D. to Hospers to live with his foster parents, Mr. and Mrs. Rein Talsma. He attended schools at Hospers and Matlock.

On November 29, 1933 he was married to Jennie Bass of George and three sons were born to this union, John, Sammy and William.

Case operated a filling station at Matlock for five years before moving to Sheldon where they farmed for eight years. In 1947 he and his family moved to Lyle township where he has farmed until his death.

He served ten years as a 4-H leader; was a past Chancellor of the Knights of Pythias and was out going president of the Lyle Lions at the time of his death.

Survivors are his wife, Jennie ; three sons, John of Waverly; Sammy at home; and William of Austin; two daughters in-law, Mrs. John (Betty) Koopal and Mrs. William (Eileen) Koopal; three grandsons, Steven, Craig and Michael, and three granddaughters, Kellie , Kathi and Susan; two brothers, William Koopal of Boise, Idaho and Anton Talsma of Sheldon; one sister, Mrs. Kathryn Markus of Nampa, Idaho and nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and one brother, Martin Koopal.