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July 21, 2018

6/26/2018 10:41:00 AM
Norma E. Meek

Norma E. Meek, 97, of Annandale died Thursday, June 21, 2018, at the Annandale Care Center.

A funeral services was held Monday, June 25, at Zion Lutheran Church, Annandale with Rev. Timothy Nerud officiating. Burial followed at Pleasant View Cemetery.

Norma is survived by her children, Larry (Sarah) Rupp of Eagle, Idaho, Douglas Rupp of Slayton, Cheryl Edwards of Annandale, Steven (Cindy) Rupp of Mankato and Laurel (Mark) Miller of Annandale; 17 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; siblings, Adelbert Koopman of Fulda, and Lorraine Clapp of Alberta, Canada; sisters-in-law, Dorothy Koopman of Little Falls, Kathryn Koopman of Roswell, New Mexico, and Gerda Koopman of Litchfield; and many nieces, nephews, other family members, and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Carroll; brothers, Marvin, Henry, Lester, Vernon and Wilbert Koopman; and sisters, Marie Ommen and Wilma Farmer.

Norma Evelyn Meek was born March 11, 1921, on the family farm near Fulda to John and Eliese (Pfingsten) Koopman. While growing up on the farm, Norma graduated from Fulda High School. She was united in marriage to Calvin Rupp on Oct. 16, 1941, in Fulda. On Feb. 6, 1955, Norma was united in marriage to Carroll Merrill Meek in Minneapolis. In addition to raising her five children, Norma held various secretarial jobs, starting at the Murray County Courthouse in Slayton. She also sold Mary Kay Cosmetics for a number of years. During the summer months, Norma worked as a cook at Camp Courage and Camp Friendship. In addition to their time in Richfield, and Burnsville, Norma and Carroll also lived on Clearwater Lake and Mille Lacs Lake. They returned to Annandale in 1997 upon Carroll's retirement. Norma was a member of Zion Lutheran Church, LWML and Sweet Adelines of Richfield. In her spare time, Norma enjoyed playing cards, gardening, fishing, bowling and completing crossword puzzles. She liked to cook, with fish and chicken amongst the favorites of her family. Music was also a special interest of Norma's, whether it be playing the organ or singing. Above all, Norma treasured the time she was able to spend with her family, especially with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers: Norma's grandchildren

Music: Cindy, Chris, Adam, and Erica Rupp and Rev. Ken Tatkenhorst.





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