Rose-Marie E. Sopko

Rose-Marie E. Sopko, 90, a resident of Grayslake, passed away Wednesday June 11, 2014 at her home. She was born March 22, 1924 to Richard and Marie Pfiester. She was a loving mother, grandmother, and friend to all. Rose-Marie is survived by her daughters Mickie Gordon and Kim Jenkins, her granddaughter Megan Jenkins, a sister Diane Meore, and her sister-in-law Shirley Pfiester. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Michael P. Sopko, and her siblings Richard, Mildred, Bob, and Al. A visitation is scheduled for Friday June 13, 2014 from 10:00am until 12:00pm with a funeral service to commence at 12:00pm at Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium 410 E. Belvidere Rd. Grayslake, IL 60030. Interment will be held privately. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to American Heart Association 208 S. Lasalle St. Ste 900 Chicago, IL 60604. For more information log onto www.strangfuneral.org or call (847)223-8122.

6 Responses to Rose-Marie E. Sopko

  • Diane A. Meore says:

    Our deepest sympathy to Mickie, Kim and Megan. I will miss my sister dearly. She was a good person, friend, and had a beautiful smile. Always there for anyone that would ask for advise. She is in peace with God and our loved ones.
    Love, Aunt Diane, Greg, Donna, Dan (Yngve), Tom, Heather, Matt and Michaela.
    Rest in peace my dear Rosie.

  • Diane A. Meore says:

    Our deepest sympathy to Mickie, Kim and Megan. I will miss my sister dearly. She was a good person, friend, and had a beautiful smile. Always there for anyone that would ask for advise. Love, Aunt Diane, Greg, Donna, Dan (Yngve), Tom, Heather, Matt and Michaela.

    Rest in peace my dear Rosie.

  • Joe Metz says:

    My Mom, Loretta Donnellon Metz, was Rose-Marie’s cousin. Mom had a photo of Rose-Marie and after Mom passed away, I thought her family might like. I went hunting to find someone I might send it to (their family had moved to Chicago in the 1920’s). I had no idea, when I started the search, that she was still living. I gave her a call and I told her who I was, that my Mom had been Loretta Donnellon, and she said that her Mom had a sister named Loretta Donnellon (that’s my Grandma). I explained that Mom was the daughter and she said, “Oh, little Loretta” which just cracked me up – of course, Mom would have been called that since she shared her mother’s name. I had to laugh too because neither Mom or Grandma had much in the height department.

    Talking further, she told me she was born on the same day as one of my uncles (“Mother always said she and her sister had babies on the same day”) and, sure enough, she and my Uncle Ed Donnellon were born on March 22, 1924. Finally, I discovered that her name wasn’t Rose Marie as a first name, middle name, but rather Rose-Marie Ellen Pfiester – her middle name was the same as Mom’s, both named after their grandmother Ellen Forbes.

    RIP, Rosie. I’m glad I got to know you at the end. It was a delight reconnected with family that had moved away from Cincinnati so long ago. Prayers to our second cousins and all from your Kroger/Donnellon cousins down here in the old hometown.

    • Mickie Gordon says:

      Hi Joe,

      I apologize for the late response. I would love to connect. Mom shared your letters and pictures with me. We both loved the history. I believe through this communication you will receive my e-mail. If not, please feel free to contact Strang Funeral Home and they can share my contact information with you.

      God Bless you and your family,

      Mickie Gordon (Rosie’s daughter).

  • Joe Metz says:

    My condolences to Rose-Marie’s family. She was my Mom’s cousin and I got to know her towards the end of her life. Glad to have reconnected with her after I sent her a picture my late mother had in her photos. Prayers to her family.

  • Trish Cashman says:

    So difficult to lose a loved one. Mrs. Sopko was a wonderful, kind, giving person. I have such fond memories of spending time at the house and on the lake. Sending caring thoughts.