Elzey-Patterson-Rodak Home for Funerals

6810 Old Trail Road, Fort Wayne, IN


Edward Koop Jr.

December 19, 1937December 5, 2019

Edward Koop, Jr., 81, of Fort Wayne, passed away on Thursday, December 5, 2019. He was born December 19, 1937 in Fort Wayne, son of the late Edward and Kathryn (Egolf) Koop, Sr. He worked in the oil business, distributing fuel oil and gasoline for almost 40 years, which fueled his passion for working on cars and trucks. He was a member of Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church and had also attended Suburban Bethlehem Lutheran Church. He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Bessie M. Koop of Fort Wayne; children, William (Carla) Morgan of Hampton, VA, Douglas Kontra of Norfolk, VA, Jennifer (Dustin) Koenemann and Jamie (Brian) Miller, both of Fort Wayne; grandchildren, Kevin Koop, Kody Koop, Katelyn Koop, Nicholas Koop, Kalissta Miller, and Nathaneal Miller; great grandson, Riley Koop; brother, Donald (Sue) Koop of Ossian, and sister, Judy Smith of Fort Wayne. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Kenneth Kontra. Funeral service will be held on Tuesday, December 10, 2019 at 1:00 PM at Elzey-Patterson-Rodak Home For Funerals, 6810 Old Trail Road, Fort Wayne, Indiana 46809 with visitation from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM, prior to service. Burial will be at Greenlawn Memorial Park. Contributions in Edward's memory may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.elzey-patterson-rodakfuneralhome.com for the Koop family.


  • St. Jude Children's Research Hospital


  • Visitation Tuesday, December 10, 2019
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, December 10, 2019
  • Final Resting Tuesday, December 10, 2019


Edward Koop Jr.

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Otto Bergman

December 8, 2019

Ed and the entire Koop family were wonderful neighbors of ours on Bowser Ave. in the 40s & 50s. Much later, we enjoyed seeing Ed deliver gas occasionally at Lassus, and then also at church dinners at Mount Calvary.

Micah Miller

December 7, 2019

Many prayers for the family for peace and comfort and healing. Jamie, I am sorry for the loss you have endured and I pray for comfort for you as well. Know that your dad did love you. I am sorry that I am so far away and cannot be there for you during this difficult time. Please know that I am there in spirit. ❤️