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Helen Kopecky

June 11, 1931 ~ November 20, 2021 (age 90)

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Helen Kopecky, 90, of Aberdeen, SD, passed away Saturday, November 20, 2021, at Avera St. Luke's Hospital, Aberdeen.

Funeral Service is 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, November 30, 2021 at Schriver’s Memorial Mortuary, Aberdeen, with Fr. Michael Kapperman officiating.

Visitation is 4:00-6:00 p.m., Monday, at the mortuary.  Visitation continues one hour before the service at the mortuary.

Burial is at Sunset Memorial Gardens, Aberdeen.

A time of fellowship and luncheon will follow the burial at Schriver’s Memorial Fellowship Center.

Schriver’s Memorial Mortuary and Crematory, 414 5th Avenue NW, Aberdeen, is in charge of arrangements.  Family and friends may sign the online guestbook and also view the service at www.schriversmemorial.com.

Helen Kopecky, 90, of Aberdeen, SD, passed away Saturday, November 20, 2021, at Avera St. Luke's Hospital, Aberdeen.

Funeral Service is 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, November 30, 2021 at Schriver’s Memorial Mortuary, Aberdeen, with Fr. Michael Kapperman officiating.

Visitation is 4:00-6:00 p.m., Monday, at the mortuary.  Visitation continues one hour before the service at the mortuary.

Burial is at Sunset Memorial Gardens, Aberdeen.

A time of fellowship and luncheon will follow the burial at Schriver’s Memorial Fellowship Center.

Schriver’s Memorial Mortuary and Crematory, 414 5th Avenue NW, Aberdeen, is in charge of arrangements.  Family and friends may sign the online guestbook and also view the service at www.schriversmemorial.com.

Helen Vetch was born June 11, 1931 to Sebastian and Johanna (Heier) Vetch in Hillsview, SD.  She married Bernie Kopecky on June 20, 1955 in Aberdeen and they shared 53 years together until Bernie passed away in 2008.  Helen and Bernie raised four wonderful children together.  Helen cooked for the prisoners while Bernie was Sheriff of Brown County as well as raising their four children.  In the early 1970’s Helen started in the real estate business which she was in until she retired in 2001.

Helen’s children share fond memories of her gardening, baking, and family vacations with cousins.  She loved to play Chinese checkers and would always say “Just one more game!”.  Helen and Bernie enjoyed the summers out on Richmond Lake with her brother LeRoy and his wife Ann.  Her grandchildren remember her always having oatmeal cookies, her delicious cherry cheesecake, and deviled eggs.  She was so proud of her children and grandchildren.

Helen’s family feels so grateful and fortunate to have had her in their lives for so many years. She is survived by her children: Vicky (Tom) Sieben of Aberdeen, Sandra (Tim) Bergstrom of Aberdeen, Kathy (Kevin) Klein of Detroit Lakes, MN, and Greg Kopecky of Frederick, SD; sisters, Loretta Jarrett and Anna Mae (Udo) Biedermann; brother, Robert “Bobby” Vetch; sister-in-law, Ann “Annie” Vetch; seven grandchildren: Stephannie (Tom) Stiel, Tyler (Sarah) Bergstrom, Christine (Ted Lepkowski) Sieben, Kelsey (Aaron) Ankeny, Jennifer Klein, Dalton Kopecky, and Shauntaye Kopecky; 12 great grandchildren: Matthew, Abigail, Sophia, Matthew, Jillian, Lucas, Gavin, Evelyn, Haylee, Milo, Ellis, Oaklynn.

Helen was preceded in death by her husband, parents, and siblings, Virginia Malsam and LeRoy Vetch.

Helen’s family prefers memorials be made in Helen’s name to a charity of your choice.

 


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Services

Visitation
Monday
November 29, 2021

4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Schriver's Memorial Mortuary & Crematory
414 5th Ave NW
Aberdeen, SD 57401

Funeral Service
Tuesday
November 30, 2021

10:30 AM
Schriver's Memorial Mortuary & Crematory
414 5th Ave NW
Aberdeen, SD 57401

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