In Memoriam

Sister Michele Kopp, OP

Sister Mary D. O'Conner


As each of us allows the beauty and love of God to shine through us, we free those around us to do the same

Sister Michele Kopp, born on October 8, 1940, in Flasher, North Dakota, was one of five children born to Bert and Angela (Gustin) Kopp. Her two brothers are Marvin and Stephen. Her two sisters, Theodora and Antoinette, are deceased. Both of her parents were born in North Dakota: her father in Raleigh and her mother in Flasher.  

How does a North Dakotan link up with the Edmonds Dominicans in that state of Washington? Sister Michele gave the following explanation. 

I’m a “transplant” from North Dakota to Washington’s Olympic Peninsula where I first met our Dominican Sisters as a second grader. This relationship continued as I attended Holy Angels Academy in Seattle as a boarder.  

After graduating from Holy Angels Academy in June 1958, Sister Michele entered the Edmonds postulate in September at the age of seventeen. Following first profession two years later on June 14, 1961, she studied at Providence Heights College for two years and then finished her undergraduate studies the next year at Seattle University, where she received her Bachelor of Arts degree. 

Read more about Sister Michele (pdf)

make a memorial giftMemorial gifts may be made to Adrian Dominican Sisters, 1257 East Siena Heights Drive, Adrian, Michigan, 49221. 

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Avatar  Mary Jo Knittel, OP 6 years agoReply

Michele, a dear friend of mine and fellow Dominican, prayed with our Jesu Caritas sisters' group for 16 years. She is now praying with and for us in heaven. We all miss her gentleness and fun-loving spirit. God bless you, Michele

Avatar  Richard Riehl 6 years agoReply

Rest in piece my cousin, beautiful inside an out.
I knew you only in brief summer visits, but will always remember your sparkling eyes and wonderful smiles.

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