Scott Copeman
Scott Copeman
Scott Eugene Copeman, 55, of Spring Valley, died after complications surrounding a 20-day illness, Feb. 8, 2013, at Saint Marys Hospital with his wife, Carol, at his side.

Scott was born on Oct. 9, 1957, in Great Lakes, Ill., to Roger and Ardis (Olson) Copeman. He graduated from Spring Valley High School in 1976 and continued his education at Rochester Community College.

Scott was an avid outdoorsman, and enjoyed fishing, hunting and managing his certified tree farm. Most of all, Scott loved spending time with his family and friends, especially his children, Erin and Jon, and his wife, Carol. He also loved to collect antique tractors.

Scott and Carol began dating in high school and were married June 17, 1978, in Spring Valley. He began his career as a delivery and repairman for Kruegel Gas Service in Spring Valley; he later studied respiratory therapy. Scott was employed at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, where he furthered his education by obtaining his master's degree in adult education from the University of Minnesota. At the time of his death, he was supervisor of Respiratory Education.

Scott is survived by his loving wife of 34 years, Carol; a daughter, Erin of La Crosse, Wis.; and a son, Jon of Austin, Minn.; his mother, Ardis Copeman of Spring Valley; father- and mother-in-law, Robert and Violet Grendahl of Chisago City, Minn.; a sister, Kim (Scott) Merkel of Spring Valley; and brothers, Jeff (Karen) of Chisholm, Minn., and Todd (Ginny Erbe) of Winona.

He was preceded in death by his father, Roger Copeman.

Funeral services were held Monday, Feb. 11, at Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Spring Valley with the Rev. Dennis Timmerman and the Rev. Laura Fladten officiating.

Hindt Funeral Home in Spring Valley was in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be left on line at