Daniel L. Kopp, 60, Luverne, died Monday, July 30, 2018, under hospice care at the Good Samaritan Society – Mary Jane Brown Home.
A funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 2, at the American Reformed Church in Luverne. Burial will follow at Memory Gardens Cemetery near Luverne. Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 1, at the church.
Daniel Kopp was born Dec. 10, 1957, to Walter and Eileen (Sunde) Kopp in Luverne. He was raised on a farm near Kenneth, where he attended elementary school, and he graduated from Magnolia High School in 1975. Dan attended Pipestone Vocational (PAVTI) and graduated from the Lumberyard Management (BMMM) program. In 1977 he moved to Chamberlain, South Dakota, to work at Peavey Lumber.
On Sept. 17, 1977, he married his high school sweetheart, Pamela Aanenson, at Grace Lutheran Church in Luverne. They lived in Chamberlain until 1982 when they moved to Mobridge, South Dakota, where he managed Larson Lumber. Dan enjoyed the lumberyard business, drawing blueprints for new homes and pole barns. In 1988 he moved his family to Kanaranzi and worked at Sudenga Industry in George, Iowa, as a welder. He used his lumber construction skills to build offices and then became a supervisor of the Dura-Lift department.
In 1996 Dan was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis and moved to Luverne in 1997. In 2002 Dan left Sudenga Industries to work at Agri-Energy in Luverne so he could be closer to home, where he continued to work until retirement in 2006 due to the progression of multiple sclerosis. In 2014 Dan became a resident of Parkview Manor in Ellsworth and became a resident of Good Samaritan Society - Mary Jane Brown Home in Luverne in 2016.
Dan currently was a member of the First Assembly of God Church in Luverne. He previously served on church boards and organizations. Dan enjoyed hunting, fishing and woodworking in his spare time. He loved playing ball and fishing with his children. He also enjoyed teaching them how to do building or remodeling jobs.
Dan is survived by his wife, Pamela; his children, KaraJo (Perry) Schneekloth of Brandon, South Dakota, Candice (Anthony) Mann of Luverne, Tony (Molly) Kopp of Ankeny, Iowa, and Natalie (TJ) Barthman of Brandon; his grandchildren, Blake, Emma, Grace and Olivia Schneekloth, Jocelynn, Addyson and Nicholas Mann, Ailey, Eames and Eli Kopp, and Brett, Lawson, Breyson and Chesney Barthman; his siblings, Tim (Becky) Kopp of Renton, Washington, Jon (Peggy) Kopp of Kenneth, Tom (Marlene) Kopp of Luverne, and Kris (Dan) Fischer of Fulda; a brother-in-law John (Leisa) Aanenson of Linn Grove, Iowa; his mother-in-law, Gloria Aanenson of Luverne; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his father-in-law, John G. Aanenson.
Arrangements were provided by Hartquist Funeral Home of Luverne, www.hartquistfuneral.com.