Jesse Anthony Wopata

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Jesse Anthony Wopata

Granite, Greer County, Oklahoma, USA
Death 13 Mar 1963 (aged 56)
Lincoln, Lancaster County, Nebraska, USA
Burial Table Rock, Pawnee County, Nebraska, USA
Memorial ID 55432424 · View Source
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(Posted courtesy of the Table Rock Historical Society.)

Table Rock Argus, Mar. 21, 1963.


Jesse A.Wopata, son of Albert and Anna Wopata, was born on a farm near Granite, Oklahoma, on March 21, 1906. He passed away at Lincoln, Nebraska on March 13, 1963, only seven days before his 57th birthday.

At the age of two and a half years his mother, Anna, died. His father returned with him to Table Rock. Jesse lived during his boyhood days with the late William Zelenka family.

He was united in marriage on October 20, 1928 to Minnie Tenk. To this union two children were born.

He spent his life farming in the Table Rock area, where he resided with his family. He had been in failing health during the past few years, but had continued working, giving his best efforts to his family.

He was a loving father, husband and relative. He enjoyed people and always had a warm welcome for all of his many friends.

He leaves to mourn his wife, Minnie; a son, Jack of Pittsburgh, Pa.; a daughter, Joyce of Lincoln; two grandchildren, Cameron and Myra of Pittsburgh; and a host of relatives and friends.

Funeral services were held on Sunday afternoon from the Methodist Church in Table Rock, with the Rev. Dale Coakley and the Rev. LeRoy Leland officiating.

Mr. and Mrs. Jack Mahoney, accompanied at the piano by Mrs. Walter Hickey, sang "In The Garden" and Beautiful Isle".

Pallbearers included Edwin A. Fritch, Marvin Kalina, John Bowen, Frank Petrashek, Edd Kalina and Lloyd Vrtiska.

Burial was made in the Table Rock Cemetery

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  • Created by: Luella Hinrichsen
  • Added: 25 Jul 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 55432424
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Jesse Anthony Wopata (21 Mar 1906–13 Mar 1963), Find A Grave Memorial no. 55432424, citing Table Rock Cemetery, Table Rock, Pawnee County, Nebraska, USA ; Maintained by Luella Hinrichsen (contributor 47218988) .