Mildred "Millie" Koopman

March 13, 1928 - March 7, 2021
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Mildred “Millie” A. Koopman, 92 years, of Fremont, NE passed away Sunday, March 7, 2021 at her home. She was born on March 13, 1928 in rural Scribner, NE to Charlie and Clara (Boell) Westphalen.

Millie grew up in Scribner and graduated in the class of 1945. She married Walter Walkenhorst on January 26, 1947. After marriage they moved to Fremont, and later to Cedar Bluffs, NE. Walter preceded her in death on August 14, 1980. Millie moved back to Fremont and married Vernon Koopman on May 19, 1983. She worked as a clerk at Phillips Dept Store, Someone Special Dress Shop and worked for a time with 5th Season.

She was a member of Salem Lutheran Church in Fremont. She enjoyed dancing, traveling, and going to the Casinos and playing cards.

Mildred is survived by her sons; Roland Walkenhorst and significant other, Karen Sabin both of Des Moines, IA, Gary (Carmen) Walkenhorst of Fremont, NE, Kevin (Laura) Walkenhorst of Mesa, AZ; daughters, Sandra (James) Penwell of Grand Island, NE, Marsha (Roger) Nine of Glendale, AZ, Viki (Jeff) Hanson of Fremont; step-sons, Kevin (Denise) Koopman of Anchorage, AL, Brian (Amanda) Koopman of Bountiful, UT; step-daughters, Rhonda (Mark) Sensibaugh of Wahoo, NE, Beth (John, Sr. ) Von Seggern of Hooper, NE; 14 grandchildren and several step-grandchildren; 24 great grandchildren and several step-great grandchildren; long-time special friend, Richard Chvatal.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husbands; and brother, Carrol Westphalen.

Funeral Service is 10:30 A.M., Thursday, March 11, 2021 at Salem Lutheran Church in Fremont, NE.

Visitation is 5-7 PM, Wednesday, March 10, 2021 at Moser Memorial Chapel in Fremont. Burial will be at Memorial Cemetery in Fremont.

Memorials to the family for a later designation.

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Moser Memorial Chapel, 2170 N. Somers Ave. Fremont, NE 68025 402-721-4490.
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  • Visitation

    Wednesday March 10, 2021 | 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    Wednesday March 10, 2021 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    Moser Memorial Chapel Funeral & Cremation Services @ Fremont
    2170 N Somers Ave.
    FREMONT, NE 68025
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  • Service

    Thursday March 11, 2021 | 10:30am
    Thursday March 11, 2021 10:30am
    Salem Lutheran Church
    401 E. Military
    Fremont, Nebraska 68025
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  • Interment

    Memorial Cemetery
    800 West 23rd Street
    Fremont, Nebraska 68025
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Janelle Prchal

Posted at 08:32pm
Deepest Sympathies to you all. May God give you comfort at this sad time.
Tim and Janelle

Carol Kull

Posted at 04:37pm
So sorry to hear of Millie's passing - I enjoyed playing cards and getting to know her.

My Sympathy to the family
Carol Kull

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Posted at 09:13am
Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss... Our thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.
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Jean Brown

Posted at 07:30am
To the Walkenhorst families, What a wonderful person your Mother was and will be missed by so many people, I have a lot of wonderful memories of her, always a special person she was and treated everyone with so much love, will miss that smile, she was special, Jim and I send our thoughts and prayers to all of you. Gods Blessings!

Forrest & Annie Williams

Posted at 03:00pm
Peace, Prayers and Blessings,
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