May 21, 1925 - Jan. 22, 2014
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NILES - Betty Lou Skopec, age 88 years, of Niles, MI, died at 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014, at Memorial Hospital in South Bend, IN, with her daughter and son at her side. She was born on May 21, 1925, in Niles, to Walter C. and Anna Marie (Butz) Quick. She was graduated from Niles High School, and lived in Niles all of her life. She was employed for over thirty years at the former Simplicity Pattern Company plant in Niles. Betty attended Saint Mary Catholic Church in Niles. She enjoyed studying genealogy, collecting dolls, and stamp collecting. She was a member of the Niles Senior Center and enjoyed group travel throughout the United States. She also enjoyed visiting the Four Winds Casino. On July 29, 1950, at Saint Mary Catholic Church, she married Theodore Skopec, with whom she celebrated the fifty-second anniversary of their wedding prior to his death on May 31, 2003. She was also preceded in death by her sister, Neoma Furst, and brothers, Walter, Dale and Gordon Quick. Surviving family includes her son, Michael Theodore (& Sandra) Skopec of Niles, and her daughter, Karen L. (& Kenneth) Nelson of Edwardsburg, Michigan; grandchildren, Jason Nelson, Vincent (& Kendelle) Nelson, Justin (& Elizabeth) Skopec and Kayla Skopec; great-grandchildren, Noah, Isabella, Emily, Genevieve, and Jaxon; and several nieces and nephews whom she cherished. The Catholic Funeral Liturgy for Betty Skopec will be read at 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, January 26, 2014, at the Halbritter Funeral Home in Niles by The Rev. David Otto of Saint Mary Catholic Church. Interment will be at Mission Hills. The family will receive relatives and friends beginning at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday. Betty was a survivor of breast cancer, and in her memory contributions may be made to the
HALBRITTER FUNERAL HOME
615 E MAIN ST Niles, MI 49120
Published in South Bend Tribune on Jan. 24, 2014