Mary Joan Kopocis (Lux)

Mary Joan Kopocis (Lux)

Age 95

Mary Joan Kopocis (Lux), beloved mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, passed away peacefully on April 2, 2023, at the age of 95. Born to Clara and Herman (Joe) Lux, she was married to Walter Kopocis (deceased) for over 51 years.

She is survived by her children: Jim, Jean, Ken, and Chuck; 9 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her sister, Sister Terese Lux (OSM). Preceded in death by husband, Walter; siblings: Raymond, Dorothy (Alvine), James, and Thomas.

Mary was born near Bellwood, Nebraska, growing up on farms in both Nebraska and Iowa. There she formed memories of the value of family and hard work while enjoying the family pony, Peggy, and their collie, Rex. She also learned to become a wonderful cook, best known for baking delicious cakes, cookies, and pies.

She was a founding member of St. Thomas More Parish, where she was very active in the Ladies Guild. She also was an avid Bridge player in multiple social groups. Her professional career concluded when she retired as the bookstore manager at the College of St. Mary in Omaha.

VISITATION: Thursday, April 13th, 5:30pm, followed by Vigil and Holy Rosary at 7:00pm, at West Center Chapel.

FUNERAL MASS: Friday, April 14th, 10:30am at St. Thomas More Catholic Church, 48th and Grover Streets.

In lieu of giving flowers, the family asks that those who are able instead to donate in her memory to the Order of Servants of Mary, 7400 Military Avenue, Omaha, NE 68134.


  • Patty Alvine Patterson Posted April 13, 2023 9:48 am

    I am sorry for the loss of Mary, your mother. My mother, Dorothy, Named her firsts 2 daughters after Mary… This shows me that Mary was very important to Dorothy. I am happy that they are together again in heaven.

  • Suzanne T Alvine Posted April 13, 2023 10:11 am

    So sorry for your loss. She will be greatly missed. Much love ❤️

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