Marilyn Wolbrink ’50 Koop

Marilyn Koop, 94, passed away peacefully surrounded by her children on March 22, 2022.

Marilyn was born in Allendale on July 22, 1927 to Russell and Marjorie Wolbrink. She graduated from Coopersville High School and attended Hope College where she met Robert Koop. They were married in 1950. Marilyn was a school teacher and taught primary grades in a one room schoolhouse in Borculo until she stayed home to raise her family. She was an active member of Christ Memorial Church, volunteering on several committees there. Marilyn served the Holland community on the Junior Welfare League, and was a Cub Scout leader, a Blue Bird and Camp Fire Girls leader and a room mother for all of her children’s classes

Marilyn was preceded in death by an infant son, Douglas Robert Koop.

She is survived by her husband of 71 years, Bob Koop ’50; her children, Dave (Karen) Koop ’76 of Holland, Kathy (Jeff) Van Der Kolk of Holland, Kristin Koop ’81 of Williamsburg, VA, and Beth (David) Wehunt of Houston, TX; grandchildren Lisa (Matt) Huyser, Rachel (Bryan) Melhorn, Andrew Koop, Sam Klein, and Ben Koop; 5 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

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