Weather Forecast


Madeline M. Kopacek April 20, 1926 - Jan. 11, 2009

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. -- Madeline M. Kopacek, 82, of Prairie Grove, Ark., formerly of Olivia, died Sunday at the Washington Regional Medical Center in Fayetteville, Ark.

The service will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Dirks-Blem Funeral Home in Olivia. Burial will follow in the Olivia Cemetery.

She was born April 20, 1926, in Greenvale to George and Edith (Parker) Callais.

She married Leslie Kopacek in 1943 and they lived in Olivia, Montana and the Twin Cities. Leslie died in 1971 and she later married Ronald Biermeier.

She is survived by her children: Marcella Lamm of West Fork, Ark., Larry Kopacek of Stacy and Roger Kopacek and Terry Kopacek, both of Plano, Texas; 10 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; siblings: Vickie Thomas of Inver Grove Heights, Mable Flaherty of Pine City, Bob Callais of Livingston, Mont., and Jim Callais; stepchildren: Charlene Jotbald and Michael Biermeier, both of St. Paul.

She was preceded in death by her husbands.