Lorraine Amanda Koepp, age 89 of Belle Plaine, passed away on Tuesday, April 13, 2021 at Mayo Hospital in New Prague. The family will have a service at 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 17 at St. John Lutheran Church in Belle Plaine. Doors will open at 9 a.m. The service will be available for viewing at koldenfuneralhome.com on Saturday afternoon.
Lorraine was born in Prior Lake on June 19, 1931 to Albert and Anna (Busse) Borchardt. Lorraine was baptized, confirmed and married at Emmanuel (Fish Lake) Lutheran Church, with the wedding ceremony taking place on November 29, 1951 when she married Earl Koepp. Together they farmed in Belle Plaine for many years and raised their family. Family was always first on her list.
Lorraine enjoyed working next to Earl and together with their family. In their free time they enjoyed dancing together, fishing, camping with friends and family, and many traveling trips. Early on they spent many a holiday at the Kings and Borchardt’s cottages in Annandale and later Sauk Lake in Sauk Center, plus many other fishing adventures in Minnesota and Canada. In their later years playing cards, gaming, and socializing on a daily basis with family and friends was very important. Lorraine was an active member of St John Lutheran Church.
Lorraine is survived by husband Earl Koepp, Children: Kevin (Pam) Koepp of Belle Plaine, Daughter Cynthia (Dale) Gerholz of Gaylord, Curtis (Barbara) Koepp of Belle Plaine, Kerry (Marcia) Koepp of Mankato. Fourteen Grandchildren and twenty eight Great Grandchildren, and brother in law Roger King and sister in law Mildred Borchardt and many nieces and nephews.
She is preceded in death by her daughter Sheila; parents Albert and Anna Borchardt; brothers: Melvin wife Elaine, Roman wife Patricia, Norman, Allen wife Marcella, Marlin wife Lucille; sisters: Anna Mae, Bernice spouse Everett and Luverne spouse Herbert
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