Ida Louise Kopatz

March 28, 1921October 12, 2013

Ida Louise Kopatz, 92, of Springfield, passed away on Saturday October 12, 2013 at Concordia Village. She was born on March 28, 1921 in Taylorville, Illinois, the daughter of Alfred and Helen Wilson Hurrelbrink. She married Alfred Kopatz on June 15, 1944 in Springfield and he preceded her in death on May 5, 1998.

She is survived by her four sons : Tom Kopatz of Caseyville, IL., Paul (Kathie Jacobson) Kopatz of Minneapolis, MN., Martin (Billie) Kopatz of Pawnee, IL., and Steve Kopatz of St. Louis, MO., seven grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, her two brothers: Alfred (Nan) Hurrelbrink of Chatham, IL., and Harold (Jennie) Hurrelbrink of Hinsdale, IL., her sister Marie Davis of Fort Meyers, Florida, and many nieces and nephews.

After losing her parents at age eighteen, Ida raised her two brothers and sister while actively employed at Sangamo Electric during World War II helping in production of the North American Bombsite. She enjoyed raising her four sons and assisting Mrs. Hamrick’s Pre School. Mrs. Kopatz attended Immanuel Lutheran Church where she was a cook and a member of the Ladies Aid. She also enjoyed cooking, canning, and sewing.

A funeral service will be held at 10:00am on Thursday October 17, 2013 at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 2750 East Sangamon Avenue, with Pastor Darrell Debowey officiating and burial will follow services at Camp Butler National Cemetery. The family will meet friends from 4:00-7:00pm Wednesday at Bisch Funeral Home West, 2931 Koke Mill Road. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Lutheran Senior services or Lutheran High School and please visit the online “Life Remembered Story” at


  • Visitation Wednesday, October 16, 2013
  • Funeral Service Thursday, October 17, 2013

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Donna& Bob Brawner

October 21, 2013

Dear Kopatz family
lAunt Ida fought her illness with courage and dignity, and now she found peace.


October 18, 2013

Sorry to hear of the passing of Ida. I have many fond memories of time I spent with the family. Gods Blessing to the entire Kopatz family
Sandra and Larry Hohimer Jackson,Mo.

Sandy Harvill

October 17, 2013

Paul & family, so very sorry for your loss.

Marvin and Sharon Crater

October 16, 2013

Tom, Amy, Sarah and all of your family: Our hearts and prayers go out to you.

October 16, 2013

To the children and family,I remember your mother and dad with fond memories, but it has been years. I am Lois Kopatz, daughter of Gus and Molly. Went to school with Marie and Harold, such wonderful people. Is 43: Fear not, for I have redeemed you, I have called you by name, you are mine" such blessed assurance. I wondering about Perry, I follow him on his church website Blessing, cousin Lois

October 15, 2013

Tom, so sorry to hear about the loss of your mother. We will keep you and your family in our prayers.
Bill and Arlene Sowle

Barbara Toler

October 15, 2013

Tom, again another loss in your life....Please know you have my deepest condolences. I will keep you and your family in my prayers.

Linda & Tom Vono

October 15, 2013

We are sorry for your loss. We used to enjoy Sunday breakfasts at King Pin and visiting with her. May your many memories give you all much comfort. Our condolences to the entire family.

Marlene Moyer Simpson

October 15, 2013

Tom, my heart breaks for you with another loss. May your faith see you through and the comfort of family be your pillow.

Lois and John Weissberg

October 15, 2013

You were blessed to have such a wonderful mother. I'm sorry that we aren't able to be with you for that final tribute as we are away. May The Lord grant you peace as you remember her.