Obituary: Clinton C. Koppes

Clinton C. Koppes of North Newton died on Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2015, at age 96.

The son of Daniel Atlee and Melinda Koppes, he was born on Sept.r 10, 1919, in Newton.

He is survived by his brother, Dean and wife Linda; three children, Clayton of Cleveland, Ohio, Barbara Beal of Glen Carbon, Illinois, and Duane of Newton; and a granddaughter, Katherine Pruess of Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts.

His wife, Effie, died in 2012. They had been married in 1944.

Clinton graduated from Newton High School in 1937 and Bethel College in 1942. He was a devoted alumni supporter of the college.

He served in Civilian Public Service during World War II. After farming with his parents, he worked as a pressman at the Mennonite Press for more than 30 years. Clinton served on the North Newton City Council. He was a devoted volunteer at Bethel College?s Kauffman Museum and with the Voluntary Income Tax Assistance Program. He was a member of the Bethel College Mennonite Church.

He was an ardent traveler, antique hunter and railroad enthusiast.

Services were at 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 30, 2015, at Bethel College Mennonite Church in North Newton. Interment was in Greenwood Cemetery in Newton.

A memorial scholarship fund has been established with Bethel College, and contributions may be sent to Broadway Colonial Funeral Home in Newton.

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