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Carrington and New Rockford, North Dakota
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Stanley Copenhaver

Stanley Junior Copenhaver died June 19, 2023, at Golden Acres Manor.  He was 97.

Stanley was born Sept. 1, 1925, to Stanley, Sr. and Elsie (Kerber) Copenhaver at Carrington, North Dakota. He was Christened April 17, 1927. He attended grade school at Estabrook Consolidated and graduated from Carrington High School in 1943. While in high school, he participated in football, basketball and FFA.  He lived and farmed his whole life on the family farm until 2021 when he moved into Golden Acres Manor.  He married Genevieve Huss on Oct. 24, 1956, in Carrington.

He loved the farm life, raising cows, horses and sheep.  For many years, he would use horses to drive the cattle home from the pastures in the fall, riding well into his 70s.  Stanley first started with driving horses and ended with driving four-wheel drive tractors, Stan drove tractor until he was 90.  He was still driving the four-wheeler around the farm when he went into the home at 95.

He served as President of the Estabrook School Board.  He was also a member of the Foster County Wool Growers, ND Stockman’s Association and Foster County Rodeo Club.

Stanley is survived by his children: Pat, Carrington; David (Joan), Carrington; Jane (Graham) Oakland, Reynolds, N.D.; Mary Jo Tardif, Jamestown, N.D.; and Steve (Pam), Sykeston, N.D.  He is survived by 15 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren, sister-in-law Lillian Aljets of Oregon, and sister-in-law Evie Copenhaver, Lakewood, CA.

He was preceded in death by his wife Genevieve, a daughter Anne, sons-in-law Tom Newhouse and Ed Tardif, brother Cyrus and grandchildren Luke and Tess Copenhaver.


His Visitation will be Monday, from 3:00PM-6:00PM followed by a Prayer Service at 6:00PMall at Evans Funeral Home, Carrington.

His Funeral Service will be held Tuesday, June 27, 2023, at 10:30AM at the Federated Church UCC/UMC, Carrington, ND.

His Burial will be at the Carrington Cemetery.

Posted Condolences:


  1. Stan was a good man with a ready smile. He made a difference with his life and his dedication to agriculture.

  2. Dear Copenhaver family, so sad to have two losses so close together but now they are together and happy. Our hearts are with all of you.

  3. So sorry for your loss. Thoughts & prayers with your family.

  4. Our sincere sympathy to the Copenhagen family. We always enjoyed our visits with Stan, such a friendly man. May God Bless and comfort you.

  5. My most sincere sympathy to the Copenhaver family. I have such fond memories of your dad. He was such a good steward of the land and his animals. I remember visiting with your mom and dad many times when I was young.


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