Delbert W. Koopman, 85 of Vinton died Wednesday, October 31, 2018 at the Virginia Gay Nursing and Rehab Center in Vinton. Funeral Services will be will held at 10 AM, Monday, November 5, 2018 at St. John Lutheran Church in Newhall with Rev. Steve Rempfer officiating. Interment will be in St. John Lutheran Church Cemetery near Newhall. Visitation will be held 2 – 5 PM, Sunday, November 4, 2018 at Phillips Funeral Home Chapel, 212 East Sixth Street in Vinton. A Memorial Fund has been established. Condolences may be left at: www.phillipsfuneralhomes.com
Delbert was born February 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 August 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; ten grandchildren; twelve great grandchildren and three great great grandchildren; his step-children, Randy and Jenny Lehman, Rick and Karen Lehman and Doug and Denise Lehman; ten step-grandchildren; thirteen step-great grandchildren; Daughter-in-law, Tami (Tim) Rathje; 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.