Daniel L. Kopp
Daniel L. Kopp, age 60, of Luverne, Minnesota passed away Monday, July 30, 2018 under hospice care. Funeral services were held August 2 at American Reformed Church in Luverne. To view a video tribute or sign an online registry, please visit www.hartquistfuneral.com. Daniel Kopp was born on December 10, 1957 to Walter and Eileen (Sunde) Kopp in Luverne, MN. He was raised on a farm near Kenneth, MN 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, SD to work at Peavey Lumber, on September 17, 1977 he married his high school sweetheart, Pamela Aanenson, at Grace Lutheran Church in Luverne. While living in Chamberlain, he loved spending time on the water, whether it was fishing or cruising the river with friends. In 1982 he moved the family to Mobridge, SD where he managed Larson Lumber. Dan loved the lumberyard business. He loved to draw up blueprints for new homes and pole barns. In 1988 he moved his family to Kanaranzi, MN. and worked at Sudenga Industry in George, IA where he was a welder, used his lumber construction skills to build offices and then becoming 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, MN and became a resident of Good Samaritan Society - Mary Jane Brown in Luverne in 2016. On Monday, July 30, 2018 Dan died peacefully under hospice care at the age of 60 years, 7 months and 20 days. Dan currently was a member of the First Assembly of God Church in Luverne. Before MS, Dan was always there to help his friends and family when they needed him. Dan is lovingly remembered by his wife, Pamela; children, KaraJo (Perry) Schneekloth of Brandon, SD; Candice (Anthony) Mann of Luverne; Tony (Molly) Kopp of Ankeny, IA; and Natalie (TJ) Barthman of Brandon, SD; 15 grandchildren; four siblings, Tim (Becky) Kopp, Jon (Peggy) Kopp, Tom (Marlene) Kopp, Kris (Dan) Fischer; brother-in-law John (Leisa) Aanenson of Linn Grove, IA; and mother-inlaw, Gloria Aanenson of Luverne; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Walter and Eileen Kopp; and father-in-law, John G. Aanenson.