AURORA, Colo. — Velva E. Kopecky, 92, of Aurora, Colo. and formerly of Miller, passed away Friday, August 25, 2017, at The Medical Center of Aurora in Aurora, Colo.
Funeral service will be 9:30 a.m., Friday, September 1, at Reck Funeral Home in Miller. Visitation will begin at 8:30 a.m. Friday. A reception will follow at the Miller Community Center. Burial will be in Black Hills National Cemetery, Sturgis.
Velva Hofer was born February 5, 1925, east of Onida to J.R. & Rebecca Hofer. She graduated from high school in Onida. After graduation she completed training at Stewart Beauty School in Sioux Falls. She was united in marriage to Roy Kopecky January 31, 1953. They lived and worked on their farm seven miles west of Polo until 1968, when they moved to Miller. There she worked in the Miller Greenhouse for two summers and as a Certified Nurse’s Aide at the Good Samaritan Center for 14 years.
She is survived by her children, Jean Kopecky, Joan Oligmueller, and James Kopecky; grandchildren, Brook (Chris) Abbe, Cody Kopecky, Lacey (Andrew) Wicker, Jessica (Qwincy) Houston, and Matthew Kopecky; seven great-grandchildren; and her sisters, Marcelleen Davis, and Delia Mundt.
She was preceded in death by her husband; brothers, Harry Hofer, and infant brother, George Hofer.
Reck Funeral Home of Miller has been entrusted with Velva’s arrangements.