Rebecca S. Jopek

Aug. 2, 1951 - Feb. 6, 2007

Rebecca S. Jopek (nee Birkhimer), 55, of the town of Waukesha, died Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2007, following a courageous battle with cancer. She was born Aug. 2, 1951, in Salem, Ohio, to Edward A. Birkhimer and Margaret (nee Calvin) Birkhimer. She had been employed as a buyer at Waukesha Engine. She enjoyed shopping and was the best friend to her babies, Lazer and Heidi.

She will be missed by her husband, Michael of the town of Waukesha; mother, Margaret "Peg" Birkhimer of Winona, Ohio; and brother, Darrell (Cindy) Birkhimer of New Jersey. She is further survived by other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her father, Edward.

A visitation only will take place from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 10, at Randle-Dable Funeral Home, 1110 S. Grand Ave., Waukesha. A service of committal will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 13, at Woodsdale Cemetery in Winona, Ohio. Rebecca’s family would like to thank the caring staff at Waukesha Memorial Hospital for all of their wonderful care.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are appreciated to Humane Animal Welfare Society, 701 Northview Road, Waukesha, WI 53186.

Randle-Dable Funeral Home is serving the family. For more information, call 547-4035 or visit to leave an online tribute.