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Willie Koepke - May 22, 2009

Willis “Mr. Willie” Koepke, 84, of El Dorado, Ark. died Friday, May 22, 2009 at Medical Center of South Arkansas.
He was born June 13, 1924 in North Bend, Neb. to William Henry Koepke and Pauline Francis Scharf Koepke.
Willis worked as a contract carpenter, and was a WWII Army veteran where he was involved in four Pacific campaigns. He was a member of the VFW, American Legion, a tool collector, loved woodworking and a member of the Holy Redeemer Catholic Church.
Preceding him in death were his parents.
Survivors include his sister, Evelyn Ingram of El Dorado, Ark.; nephew, Dennis Ingram of Baton Rouge, La.; and niece, Paula Ingram Andrews of Buchanan Dam, Texas.
Funeral service was held May 25 at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church with Father Gregory Pilcher, OSB officiating.
Interment followed at Rest Haven Memorial Gardens under the direction of Young’s Funeral Directors.
Memorials may be made to Holy Redeemer Catholic Church, 440 West Main, El Dorado, AR 71730. An online guest registry is available at