Obit: Kropiwka, Eva #2 (1920 - 2011)


Contact: Dolores Mohr Kenyon


Surnames: Kropiwka, Bodoky, Kopecky, Velickakathu


----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI.) June 8, 2011


Kropiwka, Eva (19 December 1920 - 2 June 2011)


Eva Kropiwka, 90, formerly of Granton and Fairchild, died Thursday, June 2, 2011, at Sunrise Nursing Home in Rochester, MN.


Eva was born Dec. 19, 1920, in New Castle, Czechoslovakia, to Andreas and Katherine (Bodoky) Kopecky.


Eva married Ivan Kropiwka Nov. 17, 1945, at a Russian Orthodox Church in Austria. They came to the United States in 1949 to Chicago.  The family then lived in Mauston for 20 years, five years in Granton and in 1990 moved to Fairchild. Eva was a loving mother and a homemaker.


She is survived by three sons, Thomas (Judith), Rochester, MN, Andy (Laurie), Apple Valley, MN, and Michael (Diane), Mauston; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren


Eva was preceded in death by her husband Ivan June 29, 2000.


Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 8, 2011, at Buchanan Funeral Home, Neillsville, with Rev. Varkey Velickakathu officiating. Burial will be in the Neillsville City Cemetery.


Buchanan Funeral Home, Neillsville, handled the arrangements.



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