Robert Lee Koepke, 76, of Mitchell, SD passed away on Monday, September 27, 2021 at his residence, with his wife at his side, under hospice care. Memorial services will be at 11:00 Friday, October 1, 2021 at Will Funeral Chapel; visitation will begin one hour prior. Burial will be in Mt. Vernon Cemetery.
Robert was born September 29, 1944 in Sioux Falls, SD to Alvin and Norma (King) Koepke. He graduated high school and attended college. He married Carol Desmet on September 10, 1966.
Robert enjoyed hunting, target shooting and spending time with his kids and grandchildren. He truly loved learning about history, watching the history channel and reading books. He also loved having coffee with his coffee buddies and watching wrestling. Robert once won Dakota Cash and gave the majority of the money away to his children; which pleased him very much to be able to share his good fortune.
Grateful for having shared his life and left to carry on his memory are his wife, Carol, his children, Jeff (Laura) Koepke, Janene (David) Wingert, Susan Thompson, grandchildren, Grady (Erica) Wirth, Spencer Wirth, Robert Koepke, Russell Koepke, Shauna (John) Brown, Kyle Koepke, Taylor (Brandon) Dorris, Lexi Thompson, Cooper Thompson, Jamie (Zac) Novotny, Amber (John) Heubrock, and eight great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
In lieu of flowers the family kindly requests memorials be sent to Avera Hospice and the Salvation Army.