Funeral services for LuVerne Koops, age 91, of Bloomfield, Nebraska will be 10:30 a.m. Monday, October 29, 2018, at St Mark’s Lutheran Church in Bloomfield. Reverend Terry Krueger will officiate, with burial in Bloomfield City Cemetery.
Visitation will be Sunday from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the church.
Brockhaus Funeral Home in Bloomfield is in charge of arrangements.
LuVerne died Wednesday, October 24, 2018, at Good Samaritan Society in Bloomfield.
LuVerne Helen Koops was born July 10, 1927, on the family farm northeast of Magnet, Nebraska. She was the sixth child of Henry and Esther (Swanson) Schultz. The family moved into Magnet in 1934 and LuVerne attended grade school through the eighth grade, and then graduated from Magnet High School in 1944.
That fall LuVerne continued her education by attending Norfolk Junior College. She began working for Montgomery Ward on the weekends, evenings, summers, and holidays to pay for her education. LuVerne graduated from college in 1946 and began her teaching career at O’Neill Public Schools. After five years there, she taught for one year at Randolph and two years at Ogallala Public School.
In 1954, LuVerne married Alfred Koops at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in Bloomfield. She began her career at Bloomfield Community School first as a classroom teacher and then as Elementary Principal. LuVerne was employed at Bloomfield Community Schools for 34 years. She retired at the end of the 1987-1988 school year. She received several teaching awards including, 1970 Outstanding Educator of America and 1978-1979 listing in the “Bicentennial Edition” of Who’s Who in Nebraska.
After retirement, LuVerne enjoyed her home, flowers, gardening, and canning. She also loved to travel taking numerous trips to the Black Hills and State Parks. She kept busy with church and community organizations.
LuVerne is survived by her husband, Alfred Koops of Bloomfield, Nebraska; sister, Gladys Wakeley; sister-in-law, Evon Koops; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Henry and Esther Schultz; brothers, Wayne (Doris) Schultz, Les (Katherine) Schultz, Don (Lois) Schultz, and Lee Schultz; brother-in-law, Harley Wakeley; and brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Melvin (Evelyn) Koops, Henrietta (Melvin) Stewart, Elsie (Elmer) Moeller, Edna Mae (Clyde) Nelson, Dorothy (Vernon) Ziegler, and Kenny Koops