Evans Funeral Home
"Compassionate Funeral Service"
Carrington and New Rockford, North Dakota
701.652.3003 or 701.947.2911
Secondary Number ~ 701.650.9937
Martin “Marty” Koepplin
Martin “Marty” Koepplin, 70, of New Rockford, ND, passed away on Wednesday, December 29, 2021, at Sanford Medical Center, Fargo, ND.
Martin Koepplin was born on September 7, 1951 to Elmer and Aneita (Longnecker) Koepplin in New Rockford, ND. Marty attended Brantford school until 6th grade and then attended New Rockford until he graduated in 1969.
After a plan to elope failed, Marty married Janelle Pierce, the love of his life on March 7, 1969 at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, New Rockford. He worked for Archie Campbell, milked cows on the family farm, worked for Border States, and then for Garrison Diversion for 21 years from 1995 – 2016. After retirement, Marty helped Todd on the farm.
Marty was known for his one liners, especially the ones under his breath. He liked to travel and have fun with friends. Marty liked everything in order and followed to a T, except the speed limit. Marty enjoyed cooking, making sausage and jerky with his family, and happy hour at Hanson’s. He loved spending time with his grandkids and great-grandkids and was famous for his “lunch box”.
Marty is survived by his wife Janelle, sister Charlotte Koepplin, children Todd (Karen) Koepplin, Aaron (Danielle) Koepplin and Trisha (Jay) McMonagle; grandchildren Taylor (Amanda) Koepplin, Allyssa (Ross) Lewis, Kalli Koepplin, Kread Koepplin, Kerigan Koepplin, Hendrix Koepplin, Carter Beckley, Chevelle Beckley, Wylie McMonagle and Zaylie McMonagle; great-grandchildren Evelyn Koepplin & baby K. and Kenna Lewis & Grady Lewis.
He is preceded in death by his parents Aneita and Elmer Koepplin.
Marty’s Visitation will be Tuesday from 12:00PM – 5:00PM at Evans Funeral Home and a Prayer Service at 7:00PM at First Lutheran Church, New Rockford.
A Funeral Service will be held Wednesday, January 5, 2021 at 10:30AM at First Lutheran Church, New Rockford.
His Burial will be at the Prairie Home Cemetery, New Rockford.
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