Martha Kopp

Martha Marie Hofmeister Kopp, 91, American Falls, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014, after an extended illness.

Martha was born July 27, 1923, in American Falls to Gottfried and Katharina Hofmeister, the youngest of 10 children to her parents who were German immigrants. She was raised on the family’s dry farm in Pleasant Valley, and attended a German grade school in Pleasant Valley and later attended high school in American Falls. She married George Benard Kopp in American Falls on Nov. 4, 1942. George and Martha farmed in the area their entire married life. George passed away Dec. 23, 2003.

She was an active member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in American Falls and participated in the Ladies Aid and various other church activities.

Martha was an excellent homemaker and cook. She loved her vegetable and flower gardens.

Martha is survived by her son, Richard Kopp (Edith) of American Falls; and daughter, Marian Pena (Lee) of Lawrenceville, GA; grandchildren, Tracy Taki (Doug) of Pocatello, Troy Miller (Susan) Astoria, OR, Tim Miller of Pocatello, Heidi Hobbs (Brandon) of Boise, Bryan Kopp (Nichole) of Pocatello, Brooke Bischoff (Garr) of Flowery Branch, GA, David Pena of Atlanta, GA, Damian Jacobson (Kami) of Pocatello, and Jeffrey Winberg of Aberdeen; 10 great-grandchildren, three great-great-grandchildren, along with many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband George and two daughters Darlene Miller and Shawna Winberg, as well as four brothers and five sisters.

Services were held Thursday, Aug. 21, at 11 a.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church, American Falls, with Rev. Jon M. Beake officiating. A viewing was held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 20, at Davis-Rose Mortuary, 170 Idaho St. in American Falls. An additional viewing was held at the church from 9:45 to 10:45 a.m. before the service. The family would like to extend our thank you to the staff at Edgewood Spring Creek facility for their kind compassionate care.

Any memorial donations may be sent to St. John’s Lutheran Church, PO Box 55, American Falls, ID 83211. Condolences and memories may be shared at


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