Sandy (Sandra) Kay Kopp
Sandy (Sandra) Kay Kopp, 68, of La Crosse, passed away suddenly on March 16, 2021.
She was born on June 11, 1952 to Roger and Lorraine (Olson) Paul. She married David Sacia on October 28, 1972 they had two beautiful daughters, and later divorced. Sandy married Kevin Kopp on September 3, 1989. They successfully ran Wason’s Supper Club in Galesville, WI from 1995 to 2003 as a family business and later divorced. Sandy developed long-term and meaningful relationships with their employees and customer base.
Sandy grew up in Trempealeau and attended Healy Memorial, she was an active participant in band and was an accomplished trumpet player, she graduated in 1970. This explains her love of music.
Sandy spent many summers fishing with her Dad on the Mississippi River, they had a very special bond and she missed him dearly over the years. Sandy was artistic and had an eye for decorating, her home was always beautiful. Sandy loved animals and had a unique bond with all of her pets and all animals she encountered, her most recent prized kitty was Jasper, a rescue who needed her as much as she needed him.
Sandy loved her family, especially her first grandson, Jacob. They had a strong bond that will transcend time and they shared countless special memories together. She also had a handsome grandson Marcus who she cherished and most recently a beautiful baby great-granddaughter Ava Rose, who was a godsend to the family. Sandy and her brother Michael shared a lifelong bond and she loved him dearly.
Sandy was kind and generous and had an amazing sense of humor, she got along well with everyone. She made everyone feel special and valued her lifelong friendships as well as new ones.
(from Jill) My mom was a very spiritual person and I would like to share just one of her favorite passages:
To the King that rules forever, who will never die, who cannot be seen, the only God, be honor and glory for ever and ever. 1 Timothy 1:17
Sandy is survived by her brother, Michael (Mary) Paul of Auburndale, WI; her daughters, Jill Sacia (Terry) of Trempealeau, WI; Lida Sacia (Bo) of Marietta, GA; grandchildren Jacob (Tanya) and Marcus, great-granddaughter Ava; and her dedicated cousin Greg Paul.
Sandy was preceded in death by her parents, her most favorite, special and wonderful aunt, Beverly Paul, and her dear friend, Jennie Blades. As her daughter (Jill), I want to personally thank Judy, Stacey and Angie for their kindness and support of my mom the past year.
A simple Celebration of Life open house will be held on Saturday, March 27 from 10:00 am to Noon at the Gathering Place-Coulee Cremation, 133 Mason Street, Onalaska WI 54650.