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Bonita "Bun" Joy Koepp

June 28, 1929 - April 10, 2015

Bonita “Bun” Joy Koepp, 85, of Chatham passed away with a smile on her face, surrounded by family at home on Friday, April 10, 2015. She was born June 28, 1929 in Austin, MN to Iva and William Rosenbrock.
She enjoyed her childhood in Austin riding her bike, sledding and ice skating.

In high school she played in the band, editor of her yearbook and high school newspaper. She graduated in 1947. She graduated from Northwestern Hospital School of Nursing in Minneapolis as an RN in 1950 and enjoyed her profession for the next 38 years of her life. She married Jim Wiggins in 1950 and he preceded her in death on April 10, 1993.

Bun has four children; James G. Wiggins, Barbara K. (David) Denham, Stephanie Gayle (James) O’ Neill, Cathie Leigh (Danny SoSo) Wiggins; nine grandchildren, Michael Glenn, Rachel, Christopher, Ryan, James, Ashley, Jamie, Michael Victor and Kelly; four great-grandchildren, Mackenzie, Chelsea, Alice, Declan and baby O’Neill arriving soon.

Bonita was preceded in death by sisters, Bette and Gayle.

Bonita married for the second time in 1992 to Lieutenant Colonel Robert Koepp. They enjoyed their retirement years in Virginia before Bob’s premature death in 1995.
She enjoyed all sports on TV and also played Bridge, loved gardening, reading, her church, her “Cubbies”, chocolate, birds in the yard, NOT the Bunnies and most of all, time with her son Jim who came over every day.

A memorial gathering will be held from 12:00 pm until time of memorial service at 1:30 pm, Tuesday, April 14, 2015 at Staab Funeral Home with Reverend Mark Weaver officiating.

Visitation Information

Date: Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Time: 12:00 pm - 01:30 pm

Staab Funeral Home - Springfield

Address:

1109 South Fifth Street
Springfield, Illinois 62703

217-528-6461 Map


Service Information

Date: Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Time: 01:30 pm

Staab Funeral Home - Springfield

Address:

1109 South Fifth Street
Springfield, Illinois 62703

217-528-6461 Map


Memorial Information



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