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Rosemarie "Rosie" E. Kopecky, age 73, of Wabeno, WI passed away peacefully with her family by her side on Saturday, September 8th, 2012 after a long courageous battle with cancer. Rosie was born in Wabeno on January 13, 1939 to Lorenz and Florence (Hofffman) Rummel. She was united in marriage on June 13, 1959 to her high school sweetheart, Dennis Kopecky. This past summer, they celebrated their 53rd wedding anniversary.
They had five children. Janice (Mark) Kopecky, Catawba, WI, Kathryn (Dave) Hermus, Indianapolis, IN, Patricia Kopecky (special friend Jennifer Schneider), Oshkosh, WI, Joseph Kopecky and Christopher Kopecky, both of Appleton, WI. Rosie's joy was her 15 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
She is survived by her husband, children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, mother-in-law, Myrna Kopecky, Blackwell, WI, brothers: Rod Rummel, Laona, WI, Richard (Roseann) Rummel, Wabeno, WI, Larry (Peggy) Rummel, Wabeno, WI, brother-in-law Kerwin Korbas, Wabeno, WI, and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins who all loved her very much.
Rosie was preceded in death by her parents, father-in-law Robert Kopecky, sister Marge Korbas, sisters-in-law Ann Rummel and Rosemary Rummel, granddaughter, Jessica Rose Hermus and many aunts, uncles and dear cousins. A mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 am, Thursday, September 13, at St. Ambrose Catholic Church in Wabeno, WI. Officiating will be Fr. Jason Blahnik. Visitation will be at the church from 9:00 am until the time of service.
Weber-Hill Funeral Home is assisting the family. Send on-line condolences to www.weberhillfuneralhome.com. In lieu of flowers a memorial fund has been established in Rosie's name.
Published in Appleton Post-Crescent on Sept. 11, 2012