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Delbert W. Koopman


Delbert W. Koopman, 85 of Vinton died on Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2018, at the Virginia Gay Nursing and Rehab Center in Vinton. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Monday, Nov. 5, 2018, at St. John Lutheran Church in Newhall with the Rev. Steve Rempfer officiating. Interment will be in St. John Lutheran Church Cemetery near Newhall. Visitation will be held 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 4, 2018, at Phillips Funeral Home Chapel, 212 E. Sixth St., Vinton, Iowa.
A memorial fund has been established. Condolences may be left at www.phillipsfuneralhomes.com.
Delbert was born on Feb. 15, 1933, on the family farm near Newhall, to Alfred and Viola (Werning) Koopman. He graduated from Newhall High School in 1950. He was united in marriage to Yvonne Fletcher on Aug. 23, 1953. They were blessed with four children. Yvonne preceded Delbert in death on May 5, 2000. Delbert was later united in marriage to Sharon Lehman on April 26, 2003.
Delbert was "A GUY" who worked at Quaker Oats. He farmed in Benton County and later built many utility buildings in the area.
Delbert is survived by his wife, Sharon Koopman; his children, Terry (Patti) Koopman, Rochelle (Mike) Melsha and Holly (Rick Flickinger) Cashman; 10 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren; his stepchildren, Randy and Jenny Lehman, Rick and Karen Lehman and Doug and Denise Lehman; 10 stepgrandchildren; 13 stepgreat-grandchildren; his brother, Charles (Mary) Koopman; his sisters, Janice (Russell) Knipp and Marilyn (Jerry) Johnson; his brothers-in-law, Fred Fletcher, Marvin Lindsey and Donald Haefner; his sister-in-law, Connie Richards.
Delbert was preceded in death by his parents; first wife, Yvonne; his son, Tracey; his sister, Karolyn; and his brother, Marlin.