Dolores M. Kopaitich, 81, of Swisher died at her home on Friday, Oct. 18, 2013, after a long illness. Services and visitation were held Oct. 21 at the Cedar Memorial Park Chapel of Memories. Burial was at Cedar Memorial Park Cemetery, Cedar Rapids.
Survivors include her husband Tony, her children Linda (Ernie) Bena, Larry (Carol) Gabrielson, Robin Zach and Gina Kopaitich; brothers Joseph (Pat) Rizzio, David (Sandy) Rizzio and Daniel Rizzio; 13 grandchildren, 46 great-grandchildren, three great, great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents and a sister Marilyn Rizzio.
Dolores was born on March 9, 1932, in Lincoln, Neb. the daughter of George and Rose Pusateri Rizzio. She married Anthony P. “Tony” Kopaitich on Nov. 6, 1960, in Cedar Rapids. Dolores was the owner and operator of Artistic Beauty Salon, retiring in 1995.
Dolores enjoyed gardening, reading, fishing and especially the time spent with her beloved family. Her memory will always be cherished by those who knew and loved her.
A memorial has been established.
Please leave a message or tribute to Dolores’s family on the web page, www.cedarmemorial.com under obituaries.