Leatrice “Lea” Joy Knopik, 93, of Fullerton, joined her angels on Easter Sunday, April 4, 2021, at Boone County Health Center in Albion.
She is survived by her three sons: Jim (Carolyn) Knopik of Belgrade, Larry (Margareta) Knopik of Kansas City, KS and Kenny (Jana) Knopik of Palmer, three daughters: Deb (Britt) Blackwell of Fullerton, Jody (Pat) Hogan of Fullerton and Kathy (Doug) Dolan of North Platte. 16 grandchildren, 26 great grandchildren and four great great grandchildren. She was so very proud of each and every one of them and she loved them all dearly.
She was preceded in death by her husband Eddie Knopik, son Brother Rick Knopik, grandson Riley Dolan, her parents Joe and Esther Horacek, brother Dayle Horacek, and sisters: Evelyn Trotter, Phyliss Dolan and Jeanne Hinrich.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be Thursday, April 8, 2021 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Fullerton with Reverend David Fulton and Deacon John Small officiating. Masks are recommended. The service will be livestreamed on Palmer-Santin Funeral Home’s Facebook page (www.facebook.com/palmersantinfh). Burial will follow at St. Peter’s Catholic Cemetery in Fullerton.
Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. with a 7 p.m. rosary service Wednesday, April 7th at St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Fullerton.
Memorials are suggested to the family to start a foundation in Lea’s name at a later date.
Palmer-Santin Funeral Home is serving the family.