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James Peter Koopmann, 51, of Manchester, Iowa, passed away on Tuesday, August 7, 2018. He was born on, September 21, 1966, in Manchester, the son of John and Rose Ann (Hosch) Koopmann. Jim was raised in the Delhi area and graduated from Maquoketa Valley High School in 1985.
On April 25, 1987, Jim was united in marriage to Sharon K. Offerman in Earlville. Four children were born to this union. The family resided in Delhi until 1992 when they moved to rural Manchester. Jim worked as a diesel engine mechanic and opened his own shop, “Jim’s Repair”, at his home in 2006.
Jim was a longtime member of St. John Catholic Church in Delhi. He enjoyed fishing and restoring his Case tractor. Jim loved his family and spending time with them, especially his grandchildren.
Survivors include his wife of 31 years, Sharon Koopmann of Manchester; four children, Andy (Andrea) Koopmann of Wilton, Adam (Samantha) Koopmann of Cedar Rapids, Amanda (Jeremy) Burke of Central City, and Aaron (Chasta Burns) Koopmann of Delhi; six grandchildren, Natalie and Rosalynn Koopmann, Hadley and Wyatt Koopmann, Bodhi Burke, and Georgia Koopmann; his siblings, Carol (Frank) O’Connell of Delhi, Joseph Koopmann of Delhi, Julie (Alan) Metternich of Nauvoo, Illinois, Susan (Steve) Nadermann of Delhi, Marla (Jim) Finck of Greenfield, Joan (Gregg) Peters of Hopkinton, John P. (LaRae) Koopmann of Delhi, Mary (David) La Mar of Ames, and Jeff Koopmann of Delhi; his mother-in-law, Doris Offerman of Earlville; sisters-and-brothers-in-law, Dennis (Dixie) Offerman of Earlville, Dick (Kathy) Offerman of Earlville, Deb (Dave) Scherbring of Manchester, Darlene (Marve) Ries of Delaware, Donna (Steve) Schuman of Greeley, Delores (Ben) Kent of Manchester, and Jean (Tom) Hoeger of New Vienna; and many nieces and nephews.
Jim was preceded in death by his parents, John and Rose Ann Koopmann; his father-in-law, Leon Offerman; one brother, Peter Koopmann; one nephew, Brian Ries; and one niece, Tammy Hood.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred by the family.