Vernice Kopitzke, age 97, New London, died on Saturday, December 25, 2010, and Immediately her guardian angels carried her soul to the loving arms of her Savior, Jesus. Vernice was born December 4, 1913, to the late Albert and Minnie Huebner. She was married to Maeferd Kopitzke on November 3, 1940, they spent 67 years helping with life’s struggles and sharing the joyous times. She worked at Christy’s Department Store and the Sewing Factory both in New London. Later her husband and her owned and operated Beacon Cash Market. Vernice later retired from the Dime Store, New London. She enjoyed card clubs, Emanuel Lutheran Ladies Aid, dancing when Maeferd played for polka bands, and swimming at the New London pool; which she took up at the age of 70. She especially loved to bake for her family. Vernice is survived by her daughter, Donna Hoffman (special friend Jerry Weber), Appleton; son, Douglas Kopitzke, Clearwater, FL; daughter, Daryl (James) Kuehl, Stevens Point. grandchildren: Kay (Gary) Swick, Karin (Vernon) Schirpke, Kristine (Shannon) Glenn, Roger Huettner, Lee Huettner, Susan Van Astin, Brian (Becky) Kuehl, Jason (Shannon) Kuehl; 13 great grandchildren, 1 great-great grandchild, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Vernice was preceded in death by her parents, husband, daughter, Diane Otto, sisters, Florance (Edwin) Lloenhagen; Hazel (William) McKay; Gertrude (Arthur) Deering and Angie (Elmer) Boelter brother, Irving (Irv); Leona Huebner, grandsons, Russel Otto Jr. and Justin Swick. Sister-in-law, Mildred (Arnold) Krenke, brother in-laws, Elmer (Viola) Kopitzke and William Steinbach. Funeral services for Vernice will be held on Thursday, December 30, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. at Emanuel Lutheran Church, New London with Rev. William Heiges officiating. Burial will be in the Little Wolf Cemetery, Manawa. Friends may call directly at the church on Thursday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of Service.
“Our Father who art in Heaven; hollowed be they name” (Lords Prayer), was Vernice’s favorite and recited it everyday.