Audrey K. Koopman, age 75 of Tracy, passed away Friday, June 24, 2022, surrounded by her family at Our House Hospice of Murray County in Slayton, MN. Memorial Services will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday, July 7, 2022 at the Tracy United Methodist Church. Visitation will be held from 4:00-7:00 p.m. Wednesday, July 6 at the Tracy Area Funeral Home. Visitation will continue one hour prior to the service at the church on Thursday. Interment will be 2:00 p.m. Thursday at the Holland Cemetery in Holland, MN. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred. Stephens Funeral Service – Tracy Area Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.
Audrey K. (Jasper) Koopman was born July 11, 1946, to Don and Jean (Slagter) Jasper in Tyler, MN. She was baptized and later confirmed at the Christian Reformed Church in Holland, MN. Audrey attended country school near Ruthton, MN, and graduated from Ruthton High School in 1964. On April 24, 1965, Audrey was united in marriage to Ron Koopman at the Christian Reformed Church in Holland, MN. Together the couple lived in Fridley, MN and later moved to Marshall, MN where Audrey worked for Schwann’s. They then moved to Owatonna, MN for a short time. In 1975, they settled in Tracy, MN where Audrey held multiple roles in the city government over a 35-year career including City Administrator until her retirement in 2011. Audrey was a member at Tracy United Methodist Church and served as co-chair in Sarah Circle. She was also vice president of United Methodist Women and was chosen to receive the Special Mission Recognition Award. In 2009, she completed a 60-mile walk for breast cancer in Florida, and in 2015 she received the Citizen of the Year Award from the Tracy Area Chamber of Commerce. Audrey enjoyed gardening and belonged to the Garden Gate Club, where she was treasurer. She was very good at canning and made excellent pickles. To pass the time, she enjoyed reading, knitting and crocheting dish cloths. Audrey loved playing cards, especially Bridge and spending time with her family and friends.
Audrey is survived by her husband Ron of 57 years; children: Bryan (Joleen) Koopman of Sartell, MN, and Rachel (Todd Cover) Hammerback of Monticello, MN; grandchildren: Jason and Ally Koopman of Sartell, MN; siblings: Donna (Kent) Carlson of Omaha, NE, Barb (Steve) Nissen of Aurora, CO, and Steve Jasper of Holland, MN; and many other relatives and friends. She is preceded in death by her parents, and brothers Dave and Denny Jasper.