Diane C. Kopsa

Monday, March 20, 2017 1:19 pm

Diane C. Kopsa, 84, of Cedar Falls, formerly of Grundy Center, passed away Wednesday, March 15, 2017, at the Bickford Cottage in Cedar Falls while under Care Initiatives Hospice. A Mass of Christian Burial was Monday, March 20, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Gabriel Catholic Church in rural Reinbeck. Burial followed at Rose Hill Cemetery in Grundy Center. A visitation was from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday, March 19, at the Engelkes-Abels Funeral Home in Grundy Center. Online condolences may be made to the Kopsa family at abelsfuneralhomes.com.

Diane Carol Barge, daughter of Harold and Gertrude Bersie Barge was born May 29, 1932, in Decorah. She received her education in Plainfield, graduating from Plainfield High School in 1950. Diane attended the University of Iowa, where she earned her X-ray technician certification. She married Donald F. Kopsa in Grundy Center Jan. 30, 1953. Diane worked as an X-ray technician for the Grundy County Memorial Hospital for over 20 years. She was a volunteer for hospice in Grundy and Black Hawk Counties for many years. Diane was a member of D.A.R. and the Grundy Center Business Women’s Club. She also was a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church and St. Gabriel Catholic Church. She enjoyed bowling, shopping, traveling, reading and dining out with friends and family.

Survivors include her sons, Steven (Kathy Mock) Kopsa of Grundy Center, Ronald Kopsa of Dike; daughters: Karen (David) LaVelle of Waterloo, Annette (David) Steinfeldt of Dike, Suzanne Caldwell of Colorado Springs, Colo.; 13 grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, five step-grandchildren, three step-great-grandchildren and one on the way. She also is survived by her sister, Janet Walters of Freeport, Ill.

In addition to her parents, she also was preceded in death by her husband, Donald Kopsa; son-in-law, Tony Augustson and her daughter-in-law, Linda Kopsa.

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