Francis W. Copeland

  • Born: September 23, 1922
  • Died: December 17, 2017
  • Location: Bettendorf, Iowa

McDonald Funeral Home

46 Grove Street
Route 78 N
Prophetstown, IL 61277

Tel. (815) 537-5544

Tribute & Message From The Family

Francis W. Copeland DVM, 95 died Sunday December 17, 2017 at Iowa Masonic Home in Bettendorf, IA.

He was born on September 23, 1922 near Yorktown, Iowa the son of Harry W. and Emma (Meyers) Copeland and grew up in rural Shenandoah, and was a graduate of Iowa State University. Francis was a proud veteran of WW II having served in the Army Aircorps as a P-38 pilot. He farmed after the war and then continued his education going back to college earning his degree in veterinary medicine. He married the former Eleanor Heinrich. He and his family moved to Prophetstown in 1958 and began his practice there retiring in 1987.

Survivors include his son, Rod W. (Linda) Copeland of Prophetstown and his daughter Jane (Jeff Miller) Chiappinelli of Bettendorf, IA; two grandchildren: Elena (Bob) Casper and Evan Chiappinelli; and one great grand daughter Lilliana Casper.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his brother Verral H. Copeland and his sisters: Fern Otte and Dorthy Hughes.

Graveside services with military honors will take place on Thursday December 21, 2017 at 11 AM at Riverside Cemetery in Prophetstown, IL with the Reverend Daniel Behmlander, pastor of Good Shephard Lutheran Church officiating. There will be no visitation.

Arrangements completed by the McDonald Funeral Home, Prophetstown.