Published in the Waseca County News
Grace Elizabeth 'Jewison' Kopischke 1922–2018 Rochester—Grace Elizabeth (Jewison) Kopischke, age 95 of Rochester, MN passed away on Monday, June 18, 2018 surrounded by her family. Grace was the fifth child of nine born on October 23, 1922 to Arthur and Kathryn (Cahill) Jewison of Janesville. Grace married Rudy Kopischke on May 9, 1946 and together they raised 12 children. Grace was active in her children's schools, a devoted Catholic, and served as President of the Winona Council of Catholic Women in the 1980s. She is survived by her 12 children, Rudy (Jane) Kopischke of Minnetonka, Bill (Mardy) Kopischke of Minnetonka, Richard (Lori) Kopischke of Rochester, Joanne (Greg) Russell of Rochester, Larry (Jo) Kopischke of Wabasha, Mark (Deborah) Kopischke of Minnetonka, Elizabeth (Tom) Friese of Hastings, Mary Ann (Brian) Polzin of Burnsville, Peter (Darci) Kopischke of Rochester, Phillip (Marynne) Kopischke of Bloomington, Julie (Mark) Rudquist of Rochester, and Kathryn (John) Eischen of Rochester; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Grace is also survived by her brother, Father Harry Jewison of Rochester; and her sister, Rita (Jim) Byron of Waseca. Grace was preceded in death by her husband Rudy, and infant son, an infant grandson, three brothers, and three sisters. Funeral Mass will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, June 22, 2018 at Madonna Towers Chapel in Rochester, MN. Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 21st at Madonna Towers and one hour prior to the service on Friday. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery in Rochester. Family prefers memorials to Madonna Towers, 4001 19th Ave NW, Rochester MN 55901. Online condolences are welcome at www.mackenfuneralhome.com.