Corrine M. Koep


Corrine Mary Koep, age 78, of Brandon, died on Thursday, December 30, 2021, at Alomere Health in Alexandria.

Mass of Christian Burial is 11 a.m., Friday, January 14, 2022, at Church of Our Lady of Seven Dolors in Millerville with Fr. Peter VanderWeyst officiating. Music will be provided by organist, Rachel Wagner and Voices of Joy. Interment will take place at the church cemetery.

A visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church.

Corrine was born on November 4, 1943, to Edmond and Barbara (Thoennes) Klimek at home in Millerville Township. She started school in a country schoolhouse, then to Millerville Catholic School before finishing her education at Brandon High School. After school, Corrine moved to the cities to be a nanny for a family. Later she moved to Canton, Ohio where she was united in marriage to Edmond H. Koep on February 12, 1966. In the spring of 1970, Corrine moved with her husband and three children back to Minnesota. She was a wonderful homemaker, and in the fall of 1981, along with her husband started a fur processing business, both tame and wild for trappers and for dealers. They ran their business for 25 years. Corrine was a member of Church of Our Lady of Seven Dolors. She enjoyed being a mother and wife. She loved babysitting for her grandchildren and great-grandchildren and playing Yahtzee, cards and going to the casino.

She was preceded in death by her parents; loving husband, Eddie; brothers, Gerald Klimek and Erwin Klimek; sister, Delrose Dreger; sisters-in-law, Virginia Klimek, Lucille Klimek, Betty Eggert and Shirley Koep; brothers-in-law, Orlin Eggert, Dell Tuel, Richard Koep, James Johnson, Billy Wilkins, and Harland Dreger; and son-in-law, Michael Kane.

Corrine is survived by her son, Randy (Jill) Koep of Millerville; daughters, Rose Kane of Brandon and Renee (Wade) Tomford of Urbank; brother, Del Klimek of Brandon; brother-in-law, David (Pam) Koep of Vining; four sisters-in-law, Anne Johnson of Florida, Molly (Gary) Buse of Vining, Katie (Jim Clark) Wilkins of Florida, and Emily (Bob) Reimer of Arizona; eight grandchildren; seven great-grandsons; five great-granddaughters; and another great-granddaughter arriving in May.

Urnbearers are Kevin Koep, Honalee Koep, Kayla Koep, and Luis Cortes.

Arrangements provided by Lind Family Funeral & Cremation Services,

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