Audrey Koepsel went home to be in the arms of her heavenly father on February 28, 2021, following a short illness. Audrey was born in Appleton on March 6, 1929, daughter of the late Harvey and Elsie Priebe Sr.
After graduating from Appleton High School, Audrey went to work for the Telephone Company until she met the love of her life, William “Bill” Koepsel. The two married on February 7, 1948. They enjoyed family gatherings, neighborhood fish fry’s, vacationing at the cottage and traveling to different states to visit family. They spent 59 wonderful years together until his passing in 2007.
Audrey was preceded in death by her husband William “Bill”, parents Harvey and Elsie, brother Harvey, daughter Sharon “Sheri”, grandson Chad, and many loving relatives and special friends.
Her hobbies included reading, doing crossword puzzles, cross stitching and watching Jeopardy and Wheel of Fortune. Even at 91 she would often solve the puzzles and give answers before the contestants. She enjoyed baking her famous chocolate chip cookies and brownies for her children and grandchildren. Spending time with her family was very important to her.
Audrey found a certain calmness and serenity while she attended services at Riverview Lutheran Church. She was very unhappy when illness or weather conditions prevented her from attending services. She was extremely proud of her faith.
Survivors include her son: David (Mary) Koepsel of Appleton; her daughter: Wendy Olson of Neenah; a son-in-law: Gary Gloudemans of Menasha; six grandchildren: Tim (Sheila) Koepsel of Appleton, Tyler Koepsel of Appleton, Denise (Troy) Jessie of Wild Rose, Jane (Bob) Krueger of Kaukauna, Kayleigh Dean of Neenah, and Niki (Bryan) Olson of Kimberly; six great-grandchildren: Orion Koepsel, Hudson Koepsel, Cholee Krueger, Brynn Krueger, Makayla Dean and Maizie Dean.
The Christian Memorial Service for Audrey will be held at 6:00 PM on Thursday, March 4, 2021, at Riverview Lutheran Church, located at 136 W. Seymour Street in Appleton, with Rev. Dennis Belter officiating. Inurnment will take place at Highland Memorial Park at a later date. Family and friends are welcome to visit at the church on Thursday after from 4:00 PM until the time of the service. Masks and social distancing will be required.