Obituaries

Donald H. Kopmann

Mr. Donald Hermann Kopmann, of Marthasville, MO., passed away on Tuesday, December 1, 2020 at his home, surrounded by his family.

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Donny was born on September 18, 1959 in Washington, MO., to Merlin and Doris (nee: Gildehaus) Kopmann. He had reached the age of 61 years 2 months and 13 days.

Donny was a farmer and skilled carpenter. He was an outdoorsman who enjoyed fishing, frog gigging, and hunting: deer, coons, rabbits, and mushrooms with his family and friends. Donny loved to volunteer his time. He was a Marthasville volunteer fireman and helped with the Warren County Cattlemen’s events. He spent many hours in the livestock barn at the Warren County Fair and really enjoyed helping youth exhibitors. Donny was a Missouri 4-H Hall-of-Fame recipient in 2020.

Donny was married to Sherry Kay Abel (nee: Brugmann) on February 3, 2007 in Warrenton. They spent 13 wonderful years together. Donny truly cherished every minute with his grandchildren. He loved spending time with them on the farm, working with animals and going on tractor rides. He was a member of St. Ignatius Catholic Church in Concord Hill. Donny had an infectious smile; he was a man of great strength and always had a positive attitude. He was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, son, and brother.

Donny was preceded in death by his first wife, Sheila Kay (nee: Schroeder) Kopmann; his father, Merlin Kopmann; his mother and father in law, Elroy and Virginia Schroeder. So very grateful for having shared in Donny’s life are, his loving wife, Sherry; his mother, Doris Kopmann; his children, Eric Kopmann and wife Sarah, Leann Davis and husband Neal, Megan Abel, and Jacob Abel; seven grandchildren, Luke, Sadie, Cara and Callie Kopmann, Colton, Augustus, and Hazel Davis; six siblings, Peggy Parks and husband Bud, Mary Rehmeier and husband Dean, John Kopmann and wife Shari, Theresa Flagg and husband Dave, Thomas Kopmann and wife Ginger, Terry Kopmann; sister-in-law, Donna Diehl and husband Leo; many other relatives and friends.

A Celebration of Donny’s life will be held on Sunday, December 6, 2020 at Martin Funeral Home in Marthasville, 1:00 PM – 7:00 PM. A Catholic Mass will be held on Monday, December 7, 2020 at 10:00 AM at St. Ignatius Church in Concord Hill. Burial will follow at the Immanuel United Church of Christ Cemetery in Holstein, MO.

Memorial donations are preferred to the Warren County Extension Center/ 4-H or to the Warren County Extension Center/ Livestock Committee, send to c/o Martin Funeral Home, 510 East Main Street, Warrenton, MO 63383. Online condolences may be made to www.martinfuneral.net.