Kenneth Kopacek, age 74, of Olivia, MN died on Monday, April 3, 2023 at his home in Olivia. A funeral service will be on Friday, April 14, 2023 at 2 p.m. at the Faith United Methodist Church in Olivia with Pastor Krey Leesman officiating. Burial will be in the Olivia Cemetery. Visitation will be for one hour prior to the service at the church. Arrangements are with Dirks-Blem Funeral Service of Olivia.
Kenneth Edmund Kopacek was born on January 22, 1949 to Stanley and Evelyn (Weatherford) Kopacek in Olivia, MN. He graduated from Olivia High School in 1967, earning his Eagle Scout badge. Ken was united in marriage to Alice Hosek on August 10, 1968 in Olivia where they made their home and raised their family. He worked for Elk River Concrete for over 20 years. Ken had a love for being outdoors, hunting and fishing. Being a jack-of-all trades and handyman kept him busy working on projects at his house. Ken will be remembered for being a proud dad and grandpa that enjoyed all of the visits that he had with his family.
Ken is survived by his son, Kyle (and Kirsten) Kopacek of Pelican Rapids; his step-daughter, Leah (and Mike) Vaughan of Vail, AZ; his grandchildren: Kaitlyn (Jon Donovan), Karter (Chloe Hanson), Karson, & Kaden Kopacek, Dani (and Brian) Vulgamott, and Ashley (and Jason) Campos; his great-grandchildren: Zachary & Kenzie Vulgamott and Chase Campos; and his siblings Ben Kopacek of Willmar and Darlene Anderson of Breckenridge; and nieces, nephews, and other relatives. Ken was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Alice; his sister, Mary Ann Kopacek; and his brother-in-law, Curt Anderson.
Blessed Be His Memory