PIERZ -- Clara Copa, 90, Pierz, died Wednesday, May 17, 2000, at St. Joseph's Medical Center in Brainerd.
She was born Feb. 26, 1910, in Little Falls to Joseph and Anna (Wielinski) Rutz. She married Stanley Copa on Aug. 3, 1940, at Holy Family Church in Belle Prairie. They moved to Platte Township where they farmed all their lives.
She was a member of Rosary Sodality.
Survivors include her husband, Pierz; two daughters, Beverly Copa, Pierz, and Sue Sobiech, Pierz; two brothers, Martin and Tony Rutz, both of Flensburg; three sisters, Rose Copa, Little Falls, Eveylyn Regnell, Flensburg, and Leona Yanta, Long View, Wash.; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Two brothers, John Simon and Frank Rutz, three sisters, Verna Hlad, Anne and Susan Rutz, died earlier.
Services will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Holy Cross Catholic Church in Harding with Father Roger Thoennes officiating. Burial will be in the parish cemetery.
Friends may call from 4-9 p.m. today, with Christian Mothers praying at 5 p.m., parish prayers at 7:30 p.m. and Holy Name Society at 8 p.m., and from 9-10 a.m. Saturday at the Brenny Funeral Home in Pierz.
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