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Rose Vondracek

Rose Ann (Koppes) Vondracek, 70, of Fairfax, died Friday, Sept. 5, 2014, in her home surrounded by her family. Celebration of Life Services were held Sept. 10 at Brosh Chapel in Cedar Rapids, with the Rev. Glenn Hunt presiding. A private family inurnment was at Anderson Cemetery in Swisher.
Rose Ann was born June 12, 1944, in Cascade, the daughter of Herbert and Erma (Kelchen) Koppes. She attended grade school at St. Peter’s, Temple Hill, and then went on to graduate from Aquin High School in Cascade. After graduation, she moved to Cedar Rapids. On Aug. 23, 2003, she was united in marriage to Alvin Vondracek. Rose Ann was born and raised on the farm. Rose Ann worked for Byers and Happel for 15 years then Valenta Plumbing and Heating before retiring.
Rose Ann is survived by her husband Alvin; her son, Dean (Roxann) Pospisil of Mt. Vernon, stepchildren Craig (Karen) Vondracek of Swisher, Connie (Dave) Dvorak of Swisher, Cherie (Doug) Johnson of Western; one granddaughter Paige Pospisil; seven step-grandchildren; and two step-great-grandchildren; her sister Arlene (Earl) Takes of Cedar Rapids; her brothers Tom Koppes of Phoenix, Arizona, Loras Koppes (Erma Heiken) of Wyoming, Kenneth (Marian) Koppes of Marion and Jim (Diane) Koppes of Cascade; a sister-in-law Pat Koppes of Cedar Rapids, a sister-in law Edna (Wendall) Turnipseed of Wisconsin, as well as many nieces and nephews. Stepchildren from a previous marriage are Scott (Linda) Pospisil, Penny (Keith) Shedek, Julie (Tom) Lavrenz; step grandchildren Ross (Aubrey), Sarah (Scott), Travis, Brian (Lindsey), Brad (Jill), Dan, Steven, Craig, Michael, Jeffrey, and Matthew; Step great grandchildren Steele, Crew, and Reid.
She was preceded in death by her parents, grandparents, one brother Ronald Koppes, one nephew Scott Koppes and a brother in infancy. Memorials may be directed to St. Luke’s Hospice.