Edwin Andrew Koppes
January 19, 1938 - January 22, 2016
Edwin Andrew Koppes, 78, of West Salem, passed peacefully into the arms of his Savior on Friday, Jan. 22, 2016 at the Crystal Care Center in Ashland.
Edwin was born Jan. 19, 1938 in Chester Township and was the son of the late Andrew J. and Elizabeth Lehman Koppes. He had worked on the Carl and Dorothy Swinehart Farm and later did odd jobs around the farming community until his health wouldn’t allow. He had made his home with one of his nephews, Dale and Marti Imhoff and family, Kathi (John) Russell, Lori (Jim) Erf, Marita (Scott) Harer and James (Tiffany) Stansfield for the past 36 years and attended the House of Prayer in Mansfield. Edwin lived his Christian faith daily and read his Bible and shared the message joyfully with everyone he came in contact with. He was bold in his faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. At the age of six, Edwin battled Spinal Meningitis and because of his early illness, he was a special person to friends and neighbors. In later years he enjoyed walking around the neighborhood with the family dog.
Surviving are a sister, Myrtle (Mervin) Brubaker of Mechanicsburg, PA; nephews, Allen Imhoff, Dale Imhoff, Bruce Imhoff, Lloyd Koppes, John Koppes and Steve Brubaker and a niece Susan Koppes Lee; numerous great-nieces and nephews and great-great-nieces and great-great-nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother Lloyd Koppes, a sister, Elsie Imhoff and a nephew, Glenn Imhoff.
Services will be Monday at 1:00 p.m. at Fairhaven Mennonite Church, 7731 N. Elyria Rd., West Salem with Allen Imhoff officiating. Burial will be in the Chester Eight Square Cemetery. Friends may call one hour prior to services at the church on Monday. Murray Funeral Home in Creston is handling arrangements. www.Murray-Funeral-Home.com
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Name: Brother James Lewis Olin
Remembering my friend since 1972. Condolences to Family & friends.
Name: Anna and Robby Fritzinger
We have fond memories of Edwin. He used to ride to church with our family [the Wengers] when I was young. He visited our home quite often, also. I would like to remember and ask a special blessing to Dale and Marti and family for caring for Edwin all those years.
Name: Ernest McCormick Jr.
May I stand for Bro. Edwin to say, "I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith". No apology, no step back, no farewell.
Name: Gregg & Suzzanne Keener
Edwin was a true Christian and will always remember him as a happy man. He was always willing to help anyone anyway he could and his place in the church pew will now be empty and when I look at that empty spot I will always think of him.