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Geraldine 'Gerrie' M. Kopko services Thursday

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Geraldine “Gerrie” M. Kopko, age 83, of Ogden Dunes, formerly of Lorain, OH., passed away May 7, 2018. She attended Bishop Noll High School, Class of 1952. Gerrie worked for First Federal Bank of Gary, where she met her husband, Tom. She was also a librarian at St. Mary of the Lake Catholic Church for 20 years. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She will be greatly missed.

Gerrie was preceded in death by her parents -- Richard and Josephine Welter; husband-Thomas A. Kopko; infant son-Peter; brother-Charles Welter. She is survived by her sons-Thomas R. (Barbara) Kopko of Chesterton, IN., Robert A. (Mary) Kopko of Perrysburg, OH; grandchildren-Jack and Ben Kopko of Perrysburg, OH.; several nieces and nephews.

Friend may visit with Gerrie’s family on Thursday, May 10, 2018 from 4-8:00 p.m. at Burns Funeral Home, 701 East 7th Street, Hobart, with a prayer service beginning at 4:00 p.m. A Mass of Christian burial will be held DIRECTLY on Friday, May 11th, at 10:00 a.m., at St. Francis Xavier Church, 2447 Putnam Street, Lake Station, Rev. David W. Kime officiating. Interment at Chapel Lawn Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Gerrie’s memory to St. Francis Xavier Church.



Posted 5/9/2018






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