Cover photo for Joy D. Koropatnicki's Obituary
Joy D. Koropatnicki Profile Photo
1933 Joy 2020

Joy D. Koropatnicki

November 26, 1933 — January 12, 2020


Joy D. Koropatnicki, 86, of Langdon, ND, passed away January 12, 2020, at her home in Langdon.

Joy Delaine Berger was born November 26, 1933, in Osnabrock, ND, to Ingvald and Johanna (Pearl) Berger. She later moved to Crystal, ND, and worked at the café her mother owned where she met her husband, Mike. Joy and Michael Koropatnicki were married August 19, 1950, in St. Thomas, ND. They lived in Backoo, ND, and started their family farm where they raised ten children. In 1977, they moved to Langdon.

Joy’s grandchildren wrote- “Grandma is beautiful, understanding, and the most beautiful human we have ever met, and we are so lucky to call her ours.”

Joy is survived by her sister, Carol Almond, of Edmore, ND; children: Fred (Stacey) of Mandan, ND, Kahn (Jody) of Northwood, ND, Frank (Karen) of Langdon, Daniel (Sue) of Jamestown, ND, Rick (Vivian) of Portal, ND, Freeman (Shannon) of New Town, ND, and Kevin (Julie) of Plummer, ID; grandchildren: Travis, Tyler, Lynsee, Brittiany, Kenny, Ashley, Marla, Courtney, Chantell, Summer, Natasha, Brianna, Dalton, Dusty, Chris, Misty, Tammy, Trevor, Alecia, Walker, Kasey, Lacey, Stacha, and Gabriella; and several great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Michael; special friend Wilfred Michels; children: Kathy, Connie, and David; grandchildren: Kaidean Koropatnicki, Ray Haugen, and Tate Koropatnicki; great-grandchild McCoy Koropatnicki; and siblings Orlin (Pike) Berger and Eileen Feltman.

Mass of Christian Burial will be at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 16, 2020, at St. Alphonsus Catholic Church in Langdon with visitation starting at Noon. Burial will be in the spring in Leroy, ND.


To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Joy D. Koropatnicki, please visit our flower store.


Visits: 37

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the
Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Service map data © OpenStreetMap contributors

Send Flowers

Send Flowers

Plant A Tree

Plant A Tree