Betty “Drake” Brockopp, 75, of Fergus FallsPublished 9:27am Thursday, March 21, 2013 Updated 11:29am Thursday, March 21, 2013
Betty Brockopp, died Wednesday, March 13, 2013, at Broen Memorial Home in Fergus Falls.
Betty Alice Brockopp was born on Jan. 17, 1938, in Buffalo, the daughter of John and Annettta (Wickham) Drake.
In 1943, when Betty was five years old the family moved to Duluth and in 1950, returned to Fergus Falls.
On March 20, 1960, Betty and Theodore Frank Brockopp were married in the Evangelical United Brethren Church in Fergus Falls.
Betty was a homemaker while Ted worked first for Bill and Earl Fabian then the Clifford and Vernon Swift Farms for 35 years.
In 1984, Betty and Ted became members of St. John’s Missouri Synod Lutheran Church in Elizabeth where she was baptized on April 7, 1985, at the the age of 47, by the Rev. Daniel Domke.
Ted died July 30, 1996, after 36 years of marriage. Betty moved into town and enrolled in the Fergus Falls Community College.
In May of 1998, at the age of 60 she graduated with a secretarial degree diploma.
With the help of “Experience Works” she worked as a clerical assistant one year for Rick Ellis at the Social Security Administration, then was transferred to Western Area City County Cooperative and then for Eunice Digre of Lutheran Social Service, and at the last for Craig Molstad of Habitat for Humanity in Fergus Falls.
Her greatest joys in life were singing Karaoke and riding motorcycle.
She also enjoyed machine embroidery and designing and making quilts for friends and relatives.
She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Annetta Drake; three sisters, Lorraine (Leonard) “Drake” Carter, Bernice “Drake” Nettles and Gloria “Drake” Carter; two brothers, Daniel Drake and John Wesley Drake.
Betty was the last of the immediate family members to pass away.
She is survived by one son, John Drake; and numerous relatives and friends. She will be greatly missed.
Visitation: One hour prior to the service
Service: 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, at Glende-Nilson Funeral Home, Fergus Falls
Officiant: Dennis Oberg
Burial: Knollwood Memorial Gardens
Funeral Home: Glende-Nilson Funeral Home, Fergus Falls