John CuperusAugust 2, 1920 ~ October 18, 2017 (age 97)
In Loving Memory Of
John Cuperus, the son of Gerrit and Evelyn (Buwalda) Cuperus, was born on August 2, 1920 near Hogebietum, Friesland. He came to the United States on June 23, 1923 with his parents, and siblings, Annie, Burend and Gerben at 3 years of age on the Nieuwey Amsterdam ship. The family entered through Ellis Island and traveled by train to Ocheydan, IA, where they stayed until moving west of Lakefield, MN then Okabena. In 1931 the family rented a farm near Dundee where John lived and attended school. John was united in marriage to Loraine Van Dasselaar on February 15, 1946. After their marriage they lived on the family farm west of Fulda for 12 years, then purchased a farm southwest of Fulda where they lived until their retirement in 1984. They then moved to a home on the west side of Fulda. John remained at home after Lorraine’s death on December 11, 2006. He moved to the Maple View Estates in December of 2011 and in May of 2014 he entered the Maple Lawn Nursing Home and passed away there on Wednesday, October 18, 2017 at the age of 97. He was a lifetime member of First Presbyterian Church in Fulda. He enjoyed fishing, playing cards, traveling and hunting.
Survivors include his 2 sons, Gaylen (Marlene) Cuperus of Iona, MN and David (Lisa) Cuperus of Fulda, MN; daughter, Carol (Bob) Steuck of Maple Grove, MN; 10 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his parents, wife, daughter, Joan Pederson, 2 grandchildren, April Pederson and Ryan Steuck and 1 great-grandchild, Courtney Pederson.
First Presbyterian Church Fulda, MN at 10:30 AM on Monday, October 23, 2017 with Dan Beerman officiating. The organist is Norma Meyeraan. The soloist is Lloyd Winter. The pallbearers are his grandchildren. Interment at Prairie Hill Cemetery Fulda, MN.
Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church on Monday. The Totzke Funeral Home in Fulda is assisting the family with arrangements.