Posted on March 31, 2018 / 1076

In Loving Memory Tribute & Obituary for Fern C. “Peggy” Koppel

Peggy Koppel passed away on March 31, 2018 at Hosparus Inpatient Unit in Louisville. She was 92 years old.

She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband, A. J. Koppel, Sr. and six sisters and a brother, Louella Stone, Blanche Oser, Edith Hartlage, Grace Hartlage, Gladys Bibelhauser, Lloyd R. George and Shirley Bibelhauser.

Peggy graduated from Valley High School in 1943. During WW11 she was a “Rosie the Riveter” for Curtis Wright Mfg. She was a secretary for her dad’s business, General Construction Company. She married A.J. Koppel in 1946 and became a homemaker after their first child was born. Later she was a clerk/secretary for Kelly Girls Services.

Peggy Koppel had been a member of Louisville Turners and Louisville Singletons serving as treasurer. She enjoyed living at Blairwood Apartments for the past eight years and talking with all the residents.

She is survived by her daughter, Diane Porter (John); her sons, Jack Koppel (Sheree) and Phil Koppel (Debbi); 3 grandchildren, Brittany Hansen (J.P.), Johnny Porter and Kimberlee Hunt; 2 great grandchildren Karma Hunt and Porter Hansen.

Visitation will be Tuesday, April 3 from 2-8 p.m. at Ratterman-Keenan Southwest Chapels, 4832 Cane Run Road. Her funeral service will be held Wednesday, April 4 at 11 a.m. at the funeral home with burial to follow at St. Andrew Cemetery.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to WHAS Crusade for Children, 520 W. Chestnut Street, Louisville, KY 40202 or Hosparus of Louisville, 315 E. Broadway, Louisville, KY 40202.

Tribute Type : In Loving Memory
Location : Louisville
First Name : Peggy
Last Name : Koppel
Years : 1925-2018
Birth Date (Optional) : August 28, 1925
Deceased Date (Optional) : March 31, 2018
Relation : Historian

Tribute Author : KY Historian

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