LeRoy J. Kopriva, age 73, of Decorah, died Friday, May 1, 2009, at St. Marys Hospital in Rochester, Minn. following a lengthy illness.
Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 A.M. Friday, May 8, 2009 at St. Benedict Catholic Church in Decorah by Rev. Phillip Gibbs. Burial will be in St. Benedict Cemetery with full military honors.
The whole community is invited to celebrate the life of LeRoy and visit with his family from 4:00 8:00 P.M. Thursday, May 7 at Oneota Golf and Country Club in Decorah, and on Friday one hour before the service at the church. Fjelstul Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
LeRoy is survived by one son, Robert Kopriva and his fianc, Wendy Wallace and her son, Zach of Humboldt; one daughter, Gina Folkedahl of Decorah; two granddaughters: Dailen Folkedahl and Kahler Folkedahl of Decorah; two brothers: Joseph (Janice) Kopriva of Traer, and Larry (Leta) Kopriva of Toledo; three sisters: JoAnn Kopriva of Traer, Verna (Gordon) Staveley of Taylorsville, Utah, and Beverly (Gene) Rund of Traer.
Friends may sign LeRoy's guest book or send condolences online at www.fjelstul.com