Elizabeth Rose Stegora passed away Feb. 13, 2012, in Brainerd. A Mass of Christian Burial was held Thursday, Feb. 16, at St. Andrew’s Catholic Church in Brainerd. Interment was at the Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery, Little Falls.
Elizabeth was born Dec. 21, 1921, in Elmdale, to Frank and Stella Firkus. Elizabeth married Frank Stegora Feb. 1, 1941, in Harding and they had four children.
Betty is survived by son Robert (Linda), Minneapolis; daughters Judi Vopatek of Brainerd and Carol (Jim) Johns of Harmony; nine grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren; brother, Clarence Firkus of Pierz and sister, Maxine (Sunny) Bednar of Pierz; and sister-in-law Dorine Firkus of Eagle Bend.
She was preceded in death by her husband Frank; parents; daughter Barbara Behnke; grandson Christopher Johns; brother Frank; and sister Loretta Jamma.