Obituary of John Martin Koppes
Peacefully at the Chatham-Kent Hospice on Wednesday November 30, 2022, John Martin Koppes, age 90, of Chatham, beloved husband of the late Corrie Catharina (VanDongen) Koppes (2020).
Born in The Netherlands in 1932, son of the late Mary (Van’t Hoff) and Peter Koppes. John was a farmer for most of his life in Raleigh Township. Many hours were spent playing cards, square dancing and going to dances with friends.
He enjoyed quiet time and tending to his flower gardens. Time spent with family, especially his grandchildren and great grandchildren was closest to his heart.
Loving father of John (Teresa) Koppes and Nancy Koppes. Cherished grandfather of Lisa (Pete), Tina, Julie (Matt), Kristin (Dustin), Rachel (Josh), David and Stephen and by his great grandchildren.
Dear brother of Tina (David) VanderGulik, Irene D’Hondt, Peter (Jane), Gordon (Shirley) and Martin Koppes. Predeceased by his son Ron Koppes (2007) a sister Tina VanderGulik and a brother Martin Koppes.
As were John’s wishes there will be no funeral home visitation or service.
A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.
The Hinnegan-Peseski Funeral Home, 156 William St. S. Chatham (519-352-5120) is in charge of arrangements.
Donations to the charity of one’s choice would be appreciated.