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Obituaries For Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Updated May 8, 2013 9:38 AM | Filed under: WBIW News
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Janet Dodds - Bedford

Janet Dodds, 71, of Bedford, passed away Tuesday, May 7th at her residence.

Arrangements are pending at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

Howard A. Kopp - Bedford

Howard A. Kopp, 85, of Bedford, passed away at 4:15 a.m. on Monday, May 6, 2013, at Garden Villa, in Bedford.

Born January 28, 1928 in Bedford, he was the son of Alva E. Kopp and Clara E. (Bauer) Kopp. He married Susan Ellen Piper on April 24, 1954; she died August 16, 2005.

He was a lifelong employee of the Bedford (Thompson) Dairy Co. of Bedford and Seymour, IN, working over 40 years and retiring in 1990.He was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, Bedford; veteran, U.S. Army, of the Korean War; member of the former Bedford Jaycees; and member of Stone City Lodge F.O.P. # 94, Bedford. Many will remember Howard as a fan of anything associated with his beloved University of Notre Dame, especially football.

Survivors include two sons, Stephen H. Kopp, Bedford, and Gregory N. Kopp,St. Louis,MO; two daughters, Mary Ellen and husband Steve Graf, Bedford, and Catherine Ann and husband Mike Young, Fountaintown, IN; four grandchildren, Warren W. O'Connell, Indianapolis, Elizabeth and husband Jason Russell, Shelbyville,IN, Patricia A. Graf and Rachel M. Graf, both of Bedford; one great grandson, Jason Russell, Jr.; one sister, Kathleen and husband John Freeman, Shelbyville, IN; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Sue; two sons, Joseph Michael, 1961 and Brent Edward, 1964; one sister, Dorothy "Dottie" Holley; and five brothers, Louis "Pete" Kopp, Warren Kopp, James Kopp, Kenneth Kopp and Roger Kopp.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, May 10, 2013, at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, Bedford, with Fr. Rick Eldred and Deacon Dave Reising officiating. Burial will be in Green Hill Cemetery, Bedford.

Friends may call from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home, Bedford. The Rosary will be prayed at 7:30 p.m.

Memorial Contributions may be made to St. Vincent de Paul Catholic School, Bedford.
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