WKEB Obituaries Blog

Kayo D. Pope


Kayo Dean Pope, 87, of Stetsonville, died Monday, July 18, 2022 at his home surrounded by family and while under the care of Hope Hospice.


Friends and family are invited to attend a celebration of Kayo’s life from 1-4 p.m., Sunday, August 14, 2022 at the Centennial Community Center in Stetsonville.


Kayo was born September 20, 1934 on the family farm in Stetsonville to Grant “Dick” and Viola (Roder) Pope.  He attended Draper School and graduated from Dorchester High School in 1952.


On June 11, 1964, he married Mona Metz at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Stetsonville.  They lived, farmed and raised their children on the farmstead where Kayo grew up.  Kayo loved to work on the farm, always creating and inventing new ways to improve his tools and equipment. He also enjoyed bowling, playing cards, watching sports and spending time with his beloved family.


He is survived by his wife, Mona of Stetsonville; children, Shaye (Sandy) Pope of Stetsonville, Kelly Jensen of Dorchester, Kyler (Julie) Pope of Stevens Point; grandchildren, Pierce, Preston and Marissa Pope, all of Stetsonville, Kenna (Shane) Kanneberg of Seymour, Kolby (Mariah) Jensen of De Pere, Kolten Pope (Chelsea Johanning) of Madison, Kaide Pope of Stevens Point; brothers and sisters-in-law, Linda Metz, Jim (Bev) Metz, all of Medford, Dee Habeck of Medford, Dan “Boone” (Jeneane) Metz of Stetsonville, Deb Metz, Steve (Kate) Metz, all of Medford; nieces and nephews, Gee (Deb) Pope of Stevens Point, Nat (YuLuen) Pope of Flower Mound, TX, Ken (Colleen) Pokallus of Londonderry, New Hampshire; and many other relatives and friends.


He was preceded in death by his parents; siblings, Armin Pope, Joyce Rae (Clarence) Pokallus, Gene (Carol) Pope; in-laws, Chuck Metz, Paul (Marge) Metz, Mark Metz, and Phillip “Fuzz” Metz.


Hemer-Pickerign Funeral & Cremation Services of Medford and Rib Lake is serving the family. Online condolences can be left at www.hemerfuneralservice.com.


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