Obit: Dora Kopecky
Dora Lee Kopecky, 83, of El Campo, died Monday, Dec. 1, 2008.
She was born on Oct. 9, 1925 in Wharton County to Philip and Linda Diebel Henke. She was a retired sales clerk, having been employed at the R.B. Department Store, Commercial State Bank and Ritz Food Mart. She was a member of SPJST.
Survivors include her husband, Landis "Dutch" Kopecky; daughter, Tina Cannell and husband David and son Jody Kopecky all of El Campo; brother, Edward Henke of Port Lavaca; and two grandchildren, James Cannell and Blaze Kopecky.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and sisters, Ruth Bender, Freda Stock, Philene Blumrick, Joann Helfer and Alice Gann.
Funeral services will be today, Wednesday, Dec. 3 at 2 p.m. at the Christ Lutheran Church with the Rev. Pete Lopez officiating. Burial will follow at the Garden of Memories Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Brian Niemeier, Carly Weaver, Chuck Garrison, Paul Kopecky Jr., Melvin Henke, Artie Henke, Ronnie Henke and Kevin Henke.
Honorary pallbearers are her grandsons, James Cannell and Blaze Kopecky; friend and caregiver, Shay Earls; and everyone who loved her and called her their friend.
The family ask that donations be made to the Christ Lutheran Church or the American Cancer Society.
Arrangements are under the direction of Triska Funeral Home.