Ted Kopp Jr., age 78, of Neillsville, WI, died Thursday, April 20, 2023, at the Marshfield Medical Center in Marshfield, WI.
Theodore James Kopp Jr., was born on September 20, 1944 in Neillsville, WI, the son of Theodore and Doris (Lloyd) Kopp Sr. He attended school in Neillsville, while helping his father on the family farm. He served in the United States Army - National Guard from November 27, 1962 until his honorable discharge on May 27, 1963. When Ted returned home, he worked at Liskow's Fur Farm in Neillsville and later at Van Gorden's Feed Mill while helping his dad farm. Eventually, Ted took over the farm and went to farming full-time and driving school bus. He stopped farming in the early 90's, and began working at Lynn Dairy in 1991. He became the night supervisor at Lynn Dairy, working there until he retired in 2015.
Ted was a member of the Calvary Lutheran Church in Neillsville. He enjoyed 4-wheeling through the woods, Sunday drives and scratch off lottery tickets.
He is survived by his long-time significant other, Bernice Seidl of Neillsville, WI, his six children, Angie (Jim) Linneman of Eau Claire, WI, Brad Kopp of Wausau, WI, Melissa (Mike) Mutz of Waupun, WI, Brenda (Dave) Nevins of Appleton, WI, Renee (Tom) Konter of Appleton, WI and Justin (Cassie) Seidl of Oshkosh, WI, 8 grandchildren, Erin, Amelia, Anna, Rachel, Amanda, Nicole, Madison, Hope and Cassandra, 7 great grandchildren, with 2 more on the way, 3 siblings, Tom (Cindy) Kopp, Tim (Nancy) Kopp and Patricia (Duane) Pozega all of Neillsville, WI. Ted is further survived by a goddaughter, Dawn (Aaron) Griepentrog of Neillsville, WI and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Ted and Doris Kopp Sr. and a daughter, Jennifer Kopp.
A Memorial Service for Ted will be held at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, May 20, 2023, at the Gesche Funeral Home in Neillsville. Military Honors will be performed by the Neillsville Veteran's Council. Following the service, a reception will be held at Strike Time Lanes in Neillsville. Interment will be in the South Pine Valley Cemetery in Neillsville at a later date. Visitation will be from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m., Saturday, May 20th at the Gesche Funeral Home.
Online Condolences may be made at www.geschefh.com.
Gesche Funeral Home and Cremation Service is assisting Ted's family with funeral arrangements.