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321 N Wood St
Valentine, NE, 69201
Phone: 402-376-2840
Fax: 402-376-2847
Judy Kopejtka

Judy Ann Kopejtka (Appelt)

Friday, January 21st, 1944 - Saturday, July 25th, 2020
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Judy Ann (Appelt) Kopejtka, age 76, passed away on July 25, 2020. She was born to Jack and Lois Appelt, on January 21, 1944 in Ainsworth, NE.

As a young woman, Judy was married to Albert William Kopejtka, and they worked on the Hamblin ranch east of Smithwick, South Dakota in 1962. Judy loved the ranch, and was a stay at home mom. In 1963, they moved back to the Appelt ranch on the Niobrara River and worked for Judy's father, Jack Appelt. In 1968, they moved to Valentine, NE where Judy & Al worked with cement construction and kept their cattle interest on the side. Judy was always involved as a Girl Scout troop leader, and very active with the Methodist Church. Judy loved to play her guitar, square dance and play cards. Her favorite thing was visiting Hot Springs, South Dakota. Judy was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. She helped all her neighbors and family throughout the years, and gave as much time as she could to any one in need. She will always be remembered for her strength and love of life.

Judy was preceded in death by her husband Albert Kopejtka; daughter Kathy Ragon; parents Jack and Lois Appelt and brother Max Appelt. She is survived by daughters: Kody and husband Joe Williams of Valentine, Kandy and husband Michael Cruz of Greeley, CO and Kari and husband Sid Schmidt of Waverly, NE; sister Sharon Appelt of O’Neill, NE and brother Roy Appelt of Springview, NE.

Grandchildren: Kate Williams, Sam Williams, Colbi Ragon, Chase Potter, Blake Huggins, Theryn Huggins Weedman, Tucker Huggins, Conner Schmidt, Keeley Schmidt, Kendall Schmidt Nordmeyer and Kaden Schmidt.

Great Grandchildren: Weston Potter, Wyatt Potter, Jaxson Ragon, Cameron Ragon, Hudson Ragon, Kaedyn Huggins, Kolten Huggins, Karson Huggins, Jade Weedman, Trenton Weedman, Hudson Weedman, Audrinna Schmidt, Landon Schmidt and Kaysen Reed.

A celebration of life service will be held at the United Methodist Church in Valentine, Nebraska on August 8, 2020 at 2pm. Inurnment will follow at Mount Hope Cemetery, Valentine. Holmes Funeral Home was entrusted with the arrangements.
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Missing you Mom! Kari
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Love you and miss you Grandma Judy! Conner, Keeley, Kendall, and Kaden
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Linda McMurtrey Glover

Posted at 12:48am
Dear Family of Judy!
I was very sorry to hear that Judy had passed away. I knew your parents for a long time - since I taught Kathy and maybe another one of you in the 70's in music; and Charlie and I lived on Thatcher St. We were friends and I loved visiting with her. Judy was a hard worker and had a strong faith through everything. I lost touch when I moved to the country and now am in Pierre. I loved that lady, loved Kathy too - she babysat my boys a few times. Life is hard but that's why Christ died for us so we can accept Him into our Hearts and have Jesus with us daily. He helps us up those mountains and through those dark valleys and we are to learn from our hard times. I have had many myself and even visited with Judy about some. I believe Judy is with Jesus, She no longer suffers and is happy with Him in Heaven. Take time to mourn your loss then think happy memories!! LMG
 
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402-376-2840
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402-376-2840
321 N Wood St
Valentine, NE 69201
Fax: 402-376-2847
Email: karlanne.holmes@gmail.com
402-376-2840
321 N Wood St
Valentine, NE 69201
Fax: 402-376-2847
Email: karlanne.holmes@gmail.com
402-376-2840
321 N Wood St
Valentine, NE 69201
Fax: 402-376-2847
Email: karlanne.holmes@gmail.com
402-376-2840
321 N Wood St
Valentine, NE 69201
Fax: 402-376-2847
Email: karlanne.holmes@gmail.com