Lucy E. Coppens, 87, passed away August 29, 2022, with her children by her side. She was born September 12, 1934, to the late Harold and Cecelia (Powel) Delveaux. She was born and raised in Oconto Falls where she met the love of her life, Leonard F. Coppens, Sr. whom she married on April 14, 1951, at SS. Peter & Paul Catholic Church in Green Bay. After living in Green Bay for a short period, they purchased the family farm in the Town of Scott where they raised 11 children and a few grandchildren. They had all sorts of animals like milk cows, pigs, rabbits, donkeys, horses, chickens, ducks, cats, dogs and some wild critters. Many different types of windchimes decorated the yard and home.
Over the years, Lucy would welcome her family over every Sunday for dinner. Our favorite was the baked chicken with all the fixings and homemade apple pie for dessert. She was a hard-working homemaker, an amazing cook and baker, and canned many vegetables for the winter. We never went hungry when Mom was around.
Lucy was the warmest person you ever want to meet and loved her family with all her heart. She enjoyed walking to the beach with her grandchildren. Lucy was an avid reader, she loved gardening, especially her tending to her roses, and babysat for many children in the neighborhood over the years. Some nights she would sneak over to her son’s house for a 7 & 7.
She is survived by her children, Judy Kropp, Leonard Coppens, Jr., Robert (Jodi) Coppens, Thomas Coppens, Sharon (Carl Manes) Coppens, Linda (Ed) Vandeneng, Susan Hall, and Daniel Coppens; 15 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren; 3 great-great-grandchildren; her brother, Leonard (Dorleen) Delveaux; brother-in-law, Donald (Barbara) Coppens; a special friend Dan Butler; her adopted children, Steven Troudt and Jason Coshenet; her pets, Joey and Peanut; many nieces, nephews and friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Leonard Coppens, Sr.; her children, Karen, Ronald and Michael Coppens; a daughter-in-law, Wanda Coppens; brothers, Harold, Robert, Frank and Alphonse Delveaux; sisters-in-law, Suzie Delvaux and Pat Delveaux.
Visitation will be held from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 6th at Proko-Wall Funeral Home, 1630 E. Mason St. A Memorial Service will be held at 7:00 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home with Father Tim Shillcox officiating. Entombment will be in Shrine of the Good Shepherd Mausoleum. To send online condolences visit www.prokowall.com.
She is a very special woman and is loved by many. She will be missed.