ELKHART — Milton C. Koeppen, 90, of Elkhart, died at 8:42 a.m. Sunday, January 30, 2011 at home.
He was born June 26, 1920, in LaPorte, to Paul and Viola (Wilken) Koeppen. He married Mae Cuff on April 19, 1942, in LaPorte. She died April 8, 2009.
Surviving are two daughters, Diane (Bob) Williams and Cindy (Johnny) Iavagnilio, both of Elkhart; grandchildren Tracie, Rod, Matt, Ross, Ali and Frank; and great-grandchildren Maggie, Samantha, Anna, Clare, Nathan, Timothy and Julia. Preceding him in death are his parents; son David Koeppen; one sister, Carrol Miller; and a brother, William Koeppen.
Mr. Koeppen was a Golden Gloves champion; a World War II veteran, serving with the Marines; and retired from GTE after 42 years of employment. His hobbies were ham radio, playing piano and taxidermy. He was a member of the Elks Lodge and St. Pius Catholic Church, Granger.
Friends may call from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 3, 2011, at Hartzler-Gutermuth-Inman Funeral Home, where services will be at 1 p.m. Deacon John Tugman will officiate. Burial will be in St. Vincent’s Cemetery.
Memorials may be given to Southern Care of Mishawaka.