Geraldine Kopka, 84

Geraldine Erma Kopka, a resident of Albany, died Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2012, at the home of her daughter.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Friday, Oct. 19, at the Church of All Saints-St. Mary in Holdingford. Interment will be held in the Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery, Little Falls.

Geraldine was born Aug. 8, 1928, in Krain Township, Stearns County, to Thomas and Marie (Schibilla) Kiley. She married Leonard H. Kopka, July 24, 1948, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Holdingford. Geraldine was a member of the Church of All Saints-St. Mary, Holdingford and Christian Mothers.

Survivors include sons and daughters, Leonard L. Kopka, Jr. of Rice, Terrance M. (Barbara) Kopka of St. Cloud, Lonnie T. (Tammy) Kopka of Big Lake, Mary Jo (Arthur) Boelz of St. Cloud and Julaine (Marcio) Oliveira of Lake Elmo; brother, LeRoy (Ann) Kiley of Bowlus; 10 grandchildren, Stacy Kopka, Kristen Fuchs, Tess Kopka, Brian Young, Dustin Young, Michael Young, Nathan Kopka, Chris Theis, Jovanna Oliveira and Ashton Oliveira; and five great-grandchildren, Gavin, Colin, Elena, Ella and Landen.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Leonard April 4, 2012; brothers, Tom Jr., Lloyd, Eugene and Lyle Kiley, and sisters, Lillian DeFoe, Beatrice Relbe and Darlene Kiley.

Pallbearers were Brian Young, Dustin Young, Michael Young, Nathan Kopka and Ashton Oliveira.

 

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