Elvira F. Kopshinsky (nee Stapleton)
Oct. 9, 1926 — Dec. 27, 2015
Elvira F. Kopshinsky (nee Stapleton) of Waukesha passed away on Sunday, Dec. 27, 2015, at Linden Grove in Waukesha at the age of 89. She was born in North Lake on Oct. 9, 1926, the daughter of Francis (Speeder) and Theresa (nee Kilps) Stapleton.
She was united in marriage to Oscar Kopshinsky on July 15, 1950; he preceded her in death on Sept. 14, 2013. She was a longtime member of Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church.
She will be sadly missed by her children David Kopshinsky of California, Thomas (Donna) Kopshinsky of Mukwonago, Patricia (Amos) Hartley of Waukesha, Frederick (Lisa) Kopshinsky of Waukesha and Linda (Steven) Ruthenberg of Waukesha. She was the proud grandmother of Clint (Danielle) Kopshinsky, Vaughn Thunder, Loni LaChance, Michael (Kristin) Kopshinsky, Sonia Hartley and Hannah Ruthenberg and her great-grandchildren Riana Thunder, Gunnar, Olivia, Layla and Amelia LaChance, Angela Kopshinsky and Sydney Kopshinsky. She is further survived by her sisters Joanne Webb of Colorado, Geraldine Drews of Mukwonago and Charlotte Spengler of Stoughton; her brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law Ken Fuller, Connie Kopshinksy, Ted (Judy) Kopshinsky, Shirley Kopshinsky and Marie Stapleton; along with many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
In addition to her husband and her parents, she was preceded in death by her brothers Roger and Walter and sisters Katherine, Lucille, Margareth and Beverly.
Visitation will be held on Saturday, Jan. 2, from 9:30AM until the time of the 11:00AM funeral service at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1052 White Rock Ave., Waukesha, WI 53186. The Rev. Lawrence Gates will preside. Graveside services will immediately follow at Prairie Home Cemetery.
Memorials are appreciated to the family.
Randle-Dable-Brisk Funeral, Cremation and Preplanning Services is honored to serve the family. For further information, please call the funeral home at 262-547-4035, or visit our website at www.randledable.com for directions or to leave the family an online tribute message.