Milton H. Kopp

March 4, 1921 - July 9, 2008

Milton H. Kopp of Waukesha died Wednesday, July 9, 2008, at Virginia Health and Rehabilitation Center at age 87. He was born March 4, 1921, in La Crosse, the son of Guy and Martha (nee Pittenger) Kopp.

Milton was united in marriage to Mary Jean Dickerman on June 18, 1951; she preceded him in death March 6, 2002. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Air Force from 1942 to 1946. After attending college, he was a teacher in the Waukesha public school system for 36 years, and was a principal for 29 years. Milton started his career at Randall Elementary School and retired as the principal of Saratoga Elementary. He was a member of the Wisconsin Educators Association, the Waukesha Retired Teachers Association and First United Methodist Church. Milton was loved by all who knew him. He took special joy in all of his grandchildren. Milton loved a hearty laugh, a round of golf, camping with friends and family and a good Manhattan.

Milton will be sadly missed by his daughter, Amy (Randal) Berz of Sparta; his son, Tim (Cathy) Kopp of Waukesha; and grandchildren, Emily Kopp, Nicholas Kopp, Shane Berz, Caitlyn Berz, Haley Berz and Kelsey Berz. He is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by his sister, Evelyn Tody, and brother, Wayne.

Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until the 11 a.m. funeral service Monday, July 14, at First United Methodist Church, 121 Wisconsin Ave., Waukesha. Private burial with full military honors will take place at German Settlement Cemetery in Burlington.

For further information, please call Randle-Dable Funeral, Cremation and Preplanning Services at 547-4035 or go to www.waukeshafunerals.com to leave an online tribute.