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Kathleen "Kathy" Poepping

March 7, 1950 — August 14, 2023

Melrose, Minnesota

Kathleen "Kathy" Poepping

Kathleen M. “Kathy” Poepping, age 73 of Melrose, passed away Monday, August 14, after a short battle with cancer at the Mother of Mercy Nursing Home in Albany, Minnesota.  

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, August 24 at the Patton-Schad Funeral Home in Melrose with Deacon Ernie Kociemba officiating. Inurnment will be in St. Patrick’s Cemetery in Melrose. 

A visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home in Melrose.   

Kathleen Mary Poepping was born on March 7, 1950 in Melrose, Minnesota to Frank and Mathilda (Thelen) Poepping. Kathy graduated in 1968 from Melrose High School. Kathy worked at Fingerhut in St. Cloud and Alexandria until it closed.  She then worked at Precision Optics in St. Cloud until she retired in 2015. 

She was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Melrose. Kathy enjoyed watching the Minnesota Twins and Vikings, along with other sports on TV.  Kathy was an avid reader and liked to crochet. 

Survivors include her siblings, Carol Poepping of Melrose, Pat (Dan) Weisser of St. Joseph, Marilyn (Chuck) Rademacher of Albany, Shirley (Jim) Knisley of Grove City and Jan (Ron) Haskamp of Melrose; 15 nephews and nieces, Brett, Erik (Ann) and Jed (Molly) Weisser, Josh, Erin and Adam Rademacher, Chad, Jeremy (Trina), Travis (Kim) and Blake (Kristina) Knisley, Janna (Jesse) Bjur, Katie (Peter) Erickson, Broc (Robin) Haskamp, Alyson (Glenn) Dirkes, and Jay (Marie) Haskamp; and 28 great-nieces and nephews.

Kathy was preceded in death by her parents, Frank and Mathilda Poepping.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to St. Mary’s School in Melrose.

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Visitation

Thursday, August 24, 2023

10:00 - 11:00 am

Patton-Schad Funeral Home

418 Fifth Ave SE, Melrose, MN 56352

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Memorial Service

Thursday, August 24, 2023

11:00am - 12:00 pm

Patton-Schad Funeral Home

418 Fifth Ave SE, Melrose, MN 56352

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