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Helen Margaret Koper Stempien
Birth: Jun. 4, 1910
Detroit
Wayne County
Michigan, USA
Death: Nov. 19, 1983
Coldwater
Branch County
Michigan, USA

My Auntie Helen

One of my favorite Aunts.

Eldest child & daughter of the late Katherine Dolecki Koper & John Koper. Helen was born, at home, on June 4, 1910 in Detroit, Michigan. According to her Baptismal Certificate her Godfather was her maternal grandfather, Pawel Dolecki.
Ironically, she passed away on the 26th anniversary of her mother, Katherine's passing.

Helen married Joseph Stempien on February 15, 1930, in Detroit, Michigan, in a civil ceremony. Helen & Joe were married in St. Hyacinth Catholic Church 2 weeks later.

Helen & Joe carried on the tradition of most Polish Catholic families & had a large family of their own.

Helen is survived by 11 children:
9 sons: Joseph Jr, Ronald (Eva), William (Betty Jean), Anthony (Carolyn), Charles, Robert (Carol), Richard (Veronica), David (Paulette), & Leonard (Elide).
2 daughters: Delores (Bob) Linton & Patsy (George) Crow.

36 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren

4 brothers: Walter Koper, Raymond (Elvera) Koper, Irvin (Sophie) Koper, & John (Sally) Koper.

5 sisters: Lottie Nowakowski, Dorothy (Tony) Zuzga, Getrude (Joe) Novak, Catherine (Ed) Cox, & Margret (Joe) Sliwinski.

She was predeceased by her parents & 3 brothers, Edward, Antoni, & Norbert.

Auntie Helen was a typical Koper. She LOVED to play cards.

I can remember visiting my Auntie Helen & Uncle Joe & having the other Koper Aunts & Uncles there to visit too. Uncle Joe & Auntie Helen lived in the country so everyone always loved to visit & seemed to have a knack of knowing to show up @ the same time without any planning.
There would be ALL NIGHT card parties.

Those are some of my fondest memories.






 
 
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 Parents:
  John Koper (1888 - 1969)
  Katherine Dolecki Koper (1892 - 1957)
 
 Spouse:
  Joseph L Stempien (1911 - 1991)*
 
 Children:
  Joseph Raymond Stempien (1931 - 2015)*
  Richard Harvey Stempien (1938 - 1996)*
  Leonard Kenneth Stempien (1942 - 2007)*
 
 Siblings:
  Helen Margaret Koper Stempien (1910 - 1983)
  Lottie Koper Nowakowski (1912 - 2005)*
  Walter Koper (1913 - 1991)*
  Edward Koper (1914 - 1917)*
  Norbert John Koper (1916 - 1971)*
  Edwina Dorothy Koper Zuzga (1918 - 2009)*
  Gertrude Theresa Koper Novak (1919 - 1996)*
  John Gilbert Koper (1922 - 1989)*
  Raymond Walter Koper (1923 - 2008)*
  Barney Koper (1924 - 1982)*
  Irvin Francis Koper (1925 - 2008)*
  Antoni Koper (1926 - 1926)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Lester Cemetery
Algansee
Branch County
Michigan, USA
 
Created by: Kim Koper♥Davis ...
Record added: Nov 26, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 12513893
Helen Margaret <i>Koper</i> Stempien
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Helen Margaret <i>Koper</i> Stempien
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