Nicole C. Kopfmann, 23
Nov. 27, 1991 ó Oct 11, 2015
Nicole C. Kopfmann, 23, of West Bend, entered eternal life Sunday, Oct.
11, 2015, surrounded by her family. She was born on Nov. 27, 1991, the
loving daughter of Robert and Christine (nee Kruse) Kopfmann.
Nicole graduated from Slinger High School in 2010, where she excelled in
academics, was a peer, head drum major, student council member, National
Honor Society member, Spanish National Honor Society member, she
student- directed the musicals, performed in the plays and enjoyed ski
team and cross-country.
She was a very active member of her youth group
at Our Saviors Lutheran and was a student member of the church council
Nicole attended the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
where she graduated with her liberal arts degree in May on the Deanís
List. Nicole was passionate about school and her dedication to graduate
from college throughout her illness was admirable.
Nicole loved music, art, theatre, reading, writing, running, water and
snow skiing, but most of all spending time in great conversation over a
cup of coffee with friends and family. She was an inspirational leader
and mentor who lead by example to all people she encountered in her
life. She was an optimist and took pride in a job well done. She had a
contagious laugh and spirit that drew people in. She had big dreams of
grad school, travel and finding the perfect job where she could share
her talents and help others ó she had a genuine love for people. We
truly believe that the good Lord has an awesome plan for this remarkable
young lady, even bigger than the one she had for herself.
survived by her loving parents, Robert and Christine (Kruse) Kopfmann;
her caring siblings, brother Scott and sister Amy; her loving
grandparents, Richard and Susan (Schram) Kruse; aunt and uncles, Cindy
(Kevin) Thompson and Jennifer (Troy) Zaskowski; cousins, Hunter, Carson,
Amanda and Ryan; and many other relatives and wonderful friends.
She is preceded in death by her grandparents, Richard and Beverly
Kopfmann, and aunts and uncles, Victoria and David Kopfmann and James
A funeral service for Nicole will be 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 18, 2015, at
Our Saviorís Lutheran Church (1044 S. Silverbrook Drive, West Bend))
with the Rev. Darin Wiebe presiding. A visitation will be at the church
from 2 p.m. until the time of the service. Interment will be 10 a.m.
Monday, Oct. 19, 2015, at Washington County Memorial Park (3358 Paradise
Drive, West Bend).
Nicole was cared for by many loving people throughout her illness but
the family would like to extend their heartfelt appreciation to Dr.
Herdrich and Dr. Brown for going over and above to assist them these
past several weeks ó their dedication and kindness made all the
The Phillip Funeral Home of West Bend is assisting the family:
262-338-2050 or online at