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Tuesday June 28th, 2016
4:00pm

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Wednesday June 29th, 2016
10:30am

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Service

Holy Redeemer Catholic Church
Wednesday June 29th, 2016
11:00am

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Clara Helen Kopitski

Clara Helen (Fier) Kopitski was born on May 1, 1918, in Alta Vista Township, to Joseph and Veronica (Blaszak) Fier. She grew up and attended country school in Alta Vista Township. She was united in marriage to Anton Kopitski at Sts. Cyril & Methodius Catholic Church in Taunton. The couple farmed for a time, then moved to Taunton. Clara worked for the Kerr Hatchery for a time, then worked for Marshall Produce for 32 years, retiring in 1980. She enjoyed crocheting, playing cards and Bingo, fishing and choke-cherry picking. Clara also enjoyed the occasional trip to the casino (where she usually won.) She was most fond of spending time with her family and friends. Clara died on Friday, June 24, 2016, at the Prairie Home Hospice House in Marshall after a brief illness. She is survived by her children Rose Ann Varpness of Marshall, Irene Polman of Hutchinson, Pat Dwire of Marshall, 22 grandchildren, 31 great-grandchildren, 22 great-great-grandchildren, daughter-in-law Rosie Kopitski and son-in-law Jake DeVos. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Anton, infant son Lawrence, daughter Fran DeVos, daughter Jo-Ann Kremin, son Anton Jr. “Sonny”, daughter Laurie Bach, son Frankie Kopitski, great-grandchild Starlean, sons in law Larry Dwire, Al Polman, Jim Varpness, Ed Bach, Harlan Kremin, brother Leo Fier, brother and sister-in-law Walter and Josephine Fier, sister and brother-in-law Marie and John Lutzwick.

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A candle was lit in memory of Clara Kopitski

Roger & Shirley Przybys Jun 28 2016 5:44 PM

What a joy it was to have Clara as a resident at Marshall Square Apartments for many years. We have known this beautiful lady since she lived in Taunton. She worked hard and raised her family with love and commitment. We will always remember her 90th birthday party - she was amazed at the 90 roses presented to her by her descendents, and was grateful for the wonderful celebration. Visiting with her a month ago, she expressed " . . doing what you got to do, day by day". Clara will be missed. God Bless to all in your grief journey.

Roger & Shirley Przybys Jun 28 2016 5:44 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Clara Kopitski

Bryan & Di Varpness Jun 26 2016 9:56 AM

Grandma thank you for being in my life......You will be dearly missed...Please tell the rest of the family hi from me....We love you Bryan & Di

Bryan & Di Varpness Jun 26 2016 9:56 AM