Obituary: Donald Kopf


Donald “Don” Kopf, 58, of Walcott, passed away after a long courageous battle with pancreatic cancer on Monday, June 28, 2021.  There was a visitation on Friday, July 2, from 4-7 p.m. at Weerts Funeral Home.  A funeral service was held on Saturday, July 3, at 10 a.m. at Weerts Funeral Home; burial followed at Davenport Memorial Park.  Memorials in Don’s memory may be made to the Mayo Clinic Cancer Research, 200 First Street SW, Rochester, MN 55905.

Don was born on Aug. 17, 1962, in Davenport, to Kenneth and Beverly “Sal” Kopf.  After high school, Don went on to study at St. Ambrose University.  He worked at Valley Construction for 42 years, ending his career as division manager.  He was also a member of the Local 309 Laborers Union in Rock Island for 42 years.  On June 3, 1989, he was united in marriage to Kim Redmond. Don was a true outdoorsman, loved hunting, fishing, snowmobiling, and having bonfires with his family.  He enjoyed RC planes and watching his son Derrick fly them. Don’s greatest joy however, was playing with his grandsons.    

Those left to honor his memory are his wife of 32 years, Kim; his children, Jenae (Aaron) Spickermann and Derrick (Katie Dietz) Kopf; grandsons Kai, Blake, and Tyce Spickermann; siblings Tess Theros, Kenny (Vicky) Kopf, and Tony (Danielle) Kopf; mother-in-law Judy Redmond; brother-in-law Keith Redmond; sister-in-law Dawn (Dave) Bolen; many nieces and nephews; and many special fur babies.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Ken and Sal, father-in-law Robert Redmond; and sister-in-law Becki Kopf. 

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