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Thursday, February 9, 2012
First United Methodist Church
Alva, OK 73717
|Funeral services for Richard Glenn Dick Koppitz will be 1:30 p.m. Thursday, February 9, 2012, at the Alva First United Methodist Church with Rev. Terry Martindale officiating. Interment will be in the Alva Municipal Cemetery under the direction of Marshall Funeral Home of Alva.
Richard Glenn Dick Koppitz, son of the late Karl and Maxine J. (Thomason) Koppitz, was born February 15, 1932, at Alva, Oklahoma, and passed away February 4, 2012, at Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, at the age of 79 years, 11 months, and 19 days.
Dick grew up on the farm north of Alva and graduated from Alva High School with the Class of 1950. He continued his education at Oklahoma State University where he received a degree in agriculture in 1955. He served his country in the United States Army and was recalled to duty during the Berlin Crisis.
In 1957, he was united in marriage to Peggy Seeger. He lived in Woods County mosts of life where he started working for the Kamas ranch. He became a sales representative for Allied Chemical where he earned a new car as salesman of the year. He then worked as the greens keeper at Alva Golf and Country Club until he was forced to retire because of his health.
He was a member of the Alva First Baptist Church, the Alva Golf and Country Club, the Alva Masonic Lodge, and VFW. He loved playing golf and going to and participating in rodeos as a calf roper.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his daughter, Kim Strait; and his special friend of many years, Norma Feaster.
Dick is survived by his grandson, Logan Ogle of Alva; his brother, Harold Koppitz of Alva; other relatives and many friends.
Memorial contributions may be made through the funeral home to the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation for heart disease research.