KOPSA, Frank 1889-1976
KOPSA, POHL, DURBEN
Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 10/11/2016 at 09:44:21
Frank Kopsa Funeral Tuesday
Funeral services were held Tuesday morning at 10:30 at the Sacred Heart catholic church in Grundy Center for Frank J. Kopsa, 87, who died Sunday morning, December 5, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Amos Albright.
Monsignor Maurice A. Mullan officiated. Ushers were Don Coleman and Wallace Norman. Floral attendants were Mrs. Albert Brandl and Mrs. Ken Havel. Pallbearers were grandsons, Don Folkerts, Mark Albright, Ronald Kopsa, Norman Stumberg, Paul Kock and Carroll Miller. Burial was in the Sacred Heart catholic cemetery at Grundy Center. A memorial fund has been established. Parish rosary was at 8 p.m. Monday night at the Engelkes-Abels Funeral Home.
Frank was born February 19, 1889 in Bohemia, formerly the province of Czechoslovakia. He was the son of Frank J. and Amalia Pohl Kopsa. He came to America in 1903. On November 25, 1915 at Meyer, Iowa he was united in marriage with Alvina Durben. After their marriage they lived on a farm southeast of Grundy Center. In 1953 they retired and moved to 1201 10th Street, Grundy Center. Mr. Kopsa had lived alone since the death of his wife on April 16, 1976. He was a member of the Sacred Heart church.
Survivors include one son, Donald of R.R.1, Grundy Center, four daughters, Mrs. Adolph (Varina) Folkerts of Morrison, Mrs. LeRoy (Helen) Kock of Beaman, Mrs. Amos (Maria) Albright and Mrs. Irvin (Arlene) Stumberg both of Grundy Center, also 25 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren, two brothers, Robert and Karl Kopsa of Conrad, and three sisters, Mrs. Henry (Molly) Kalous from Lohrville, Mrs. Wenzil Hellmich of Conrad and Mrs. Treasa Skramovsky of Marshalltown.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, one son Edward (Samuel), one brother and one sister.
Lunch was served at the church following the committal service.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 9 December 1976, pg 3
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