Muriel S. Koopman, age 86, of Hendricks, MN passed away Monday, October 5, 2020 at Edgewood Vista Memory Care in Sioux Falls, SD. A Private family graveside service will be held in the West Elim Lutheran Cemetery, rural Ivanhoe, MN. A Celebration of Life for the public will take place at a later date. Houseman Funeral Home, Birk Chapel of Hendricks, MN is entrusted with the arrangements.
Muriel Silvina Koopman was born on October 27, 1933 in Hendricks Minnesota to her parents Oscar and Clara (Peterson) Sandro. She was raised on the family farm and graduated from Hendricks High School. On September 1, 1957 Muriel was united in marriage to Harvey Koopman at the Bethlehem Lutheran church near Astoria, South Dakota. Muriel and Harvey had four children that they raised on their farm. Muriel enjoyed playing cards with friends, reading and traveling. Muriel was an active member of Bethany-Elim Lutheran Church. Muriel worked for Western Community Action for 40+ years as a Social Worker. She also owned and operated the Arco Clothing Center. She was willing to lend a helping hand to those in need.
Muriel is survived by sons: James Koopman, Mark (Missy) Koopman, Kevin Koopman and daughter Noreen Zafft. Muriel loved her 3 grandchildren: Jesse (Jessica) Zafft, Anna Zafft and Matthew Koopman; three great grandchildren: Abby Grace, Tucker and Preston Zafft. She is further survived by her brother Orlan Sandro along with numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Muriel is preceded in death by her parents and husband.