Muriel A. (Nesdahl) Kopecky, 95, of Devils Lake, ND, formerly of Sarles, ND, passed away Sunday morning, Aug. 6, 2017, at Eventide Heartland Care Center, Devils Lake.
Muriel A. (Nesdahl) Kopecky, 95, of Devils Lake, ND, formerly of Sarles, ND, passed away Sunday morning, Aug. 6, 2017, at Eventide Heartland Care Center, Devils Lake. Funeral Services for Muriel will be held on Friday, Aug. 11 at 11 a.m. at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, Devils Lake with Pastor Jeff Kapelle officiating. Visitation will be held at the church one hour prior to the funeral service on Friday. Burial will be in the Memorial Park South Cemetery, Grand Forks, ND, on Friday at 3:30 p.m. Muriel Armina, daughter of Bert and Myrtle (Taylor) Nesdahl was born on Nov. 13, 1921, on the farm at Emerado, ND. She graduated from the 8th grade at Oakville Township No. 41 School. She later received her GED. At the age of 58 she attended UND and graduated as a Dietary Nutritionist. She was employed as the Dietary Supervisor at Maple Manor in Langdon for many years and also as the Kitchen Supervisor at the Senior Citizen Center in Soldotna, Alaska, when living there. Muriel was united in marriage to Albin Richard Kopecky on July 29, 1946, and they shared 30 years of a beautiful life together, living, working and raising their family until Albin’s death on Feb. 28, 1976. Muriel’s faith helped her through the good times and the bad times. She made church a priority and attended the Lutheran Church and the United Methodist Church, teaching Sunday School, Confirmation and leading Bible Studies. She treasured her family, she loved and was faithful about visiting family and going to the family reunions. She traveled many places with family, to visit family and even a trip to Norway with family. Muriel lived each day to the fullest. She was an avid gardener, quilter, loved walking and exercising. She never thought she was too old to experience new things. Well into her 60s and 70s, she took up bowling, golf, dart, billiards and artistic painting. She loved watching bull riding with her friend Ruby. What Muriel always treasured the most was her family. Her legacy of unconditional love and that feisty spirit will live on in her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Muriel is survived by her children, Armina “Kaye” Hennager, Devils Lake, Kenneth (Teri) Kopecky, Kenai, AK, Louise Pesek, Devils Lake, Shirley (John) Dotson, Topeka, KS, William “Bill” (Jill) Kopecky and Lillian (Rick) Weed all of Soldotna, AK; 14 grandchildren, Judy Viver, Charlie and Darrin Hennager; Laura Whited, Carl Kopecky, Tiffany Iverson; Misty Wallace; Mindee Boyles, Stephanie and Abby Dotson; Barb and Paul Kopecky; Lindsey Holland and Ryan Weed; 36 great grandchildren; two great, great grandchildren; sister, Elva LaFave, Colorado and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Albin; grandson, Travis Pesek; son-in-law, Duane Pesek; brothers, Albert, William “Bill,” Harold “Bub,” Lincoln and James “Jim” Nesdahl; sisters, Martha “May” Williams and Dorothy Hemmer and two brothers in infancy. Memorials may be directed to Altru Hospice or Eventide Heartland Care Center, both of Devils Lake.