Donald R. Kopff
Date: Tuesday, May 7, 2019
Time: 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Pitman Funeral Home,
1545 Wentzville Parkway,
Wentzville, MO 63385
Date: Wednesday, May 8, 2019
Time: 10:00 am
St. Gianna Catholic Church,
450 E Hwy N,
Wentzville, MO 63385
Our Lady Cemetery, Lake St. Louis, Missouri
Memorials may be made payable to: Diabetes Research Institute Foundation or American Kidney Fund in care of Pitman Funeral Home, P. O. Box 248, Wentzville, MO 63385
Donald R. Kopff , age 86 passed away on Tuesday, April 30, 2019. Dear son of the late Milton and Hilda Kopff (nee Rocklage). Beloved husband of Jeanenne Kopff (nee Laufer). Dear brother of Dale (Donna) Kopff, Sr. Carol Kopff, O.P., Marilyn (Gerald) Unger and Gregory Kopff. Dear brother-in-law of (the late) Claudia Henderson, Leland survives, Joseph (Janet) Laufer, and (the late) Richard Laufer, Patricia survives. Dear Uncle, Great Uncle, Nephew, Cousin and friend.
Donald was ordained a priest of the Archdiocese of St. Louis in March of 1958 and served in several Parishes throughout the 25 years, before his resignation. He began his second vocation in life as a loving husband and best friend to Jeanenne in 1983. They shared 36 wonderful, happy years together. Don was very intelligent and well versed on many subjects. He was always learning something, especially history, and was more than willing to explain it in great detail to whoever would listen. He enjoyed traveling, and sailing, and even made his own sailboat, including the sails. Cooking was another hobby he excelled at, and was known for creating a variety of delicious meals that everyone enjoyed. He was skilled in many things, but his passion was making home brew. The hours that were spent making 10 gallon batches were too numerous to count. He was proud of his special beer recipes and was more than happy to share it with visitors. He also had his fair share of the 60 plus gallons a year!
During the last year he had many physical setbacks, including a broken leg in two places, COPD, congestive heart failure and blood clots. He never complained and was constantly striving to get better and be able to walk again.
Many, many thanks to the staff at Innovare Health Advocates, Home Assist , SSM Health at Home Hospice, and St. Charles County Ambulance District.
Don will be sorely missed by all who knew him.