Edward F. Popelka
Edward F. Popelka, son of William and Christie (Bartak) Popelka was born November 19, 1933 in Belleville, Kansas and passed away on February 5, 2020 at Belleville, Kansas at the age of 86.
On June 7, 1956 he was united in marriage to Barbara Turinsky and to this union five sons were born, Frank, Mark, John, Robert and Michael.
He served in the United States Army from July of 1956 to June 1958 stationed at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri and Frankfort Germany. Upon returning from Germany he and Barbara moved to their home north of Cuba, Kansas where they lived over 60 years raising their family and farmed.
Farming and family was his life. He especially liked to drive the country roads and checking the farm crops, as was playing cards, listening to polka music and dancing.
He was a member of the Knights of Columbus and St. Edward’s Catholic Church.
He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Christie Popelka, grandson, Jordan Popelka, brothers, Henry Popelka and Stanley Popelka, sister Libby Hallack.
He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Barbara Popelka of Belleville, KS, five sons, Frank Popelka of Cuba, KS, Mark (Michelle) Popelka of Belleville, KS, John (Terri) Popelka of Belleville, KS, Robert (Lesley) Popelka of Cuba, KS, Michael (Summer) Popelka of Seattle, WA, nine grandchildren, one great grandson, one sister, Mary Reed of Belleville, KS.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10:00 AM Saturday, February 8, 2020, St. Edward’s Catholic Church, Belleville, KS.
Interment will be in Tabor Cemetery, rural Munden, KS.
Military Graveside services by the Fort Riley Honor Guard.
Vigil/Rosary service will be held at 6:00 PM, Friday, February 7, 2020 at Bachelor-Surber Memorial Chapel, Belleville, KS.
Memorials may be given to the Edward F. Popelka memorial fund.
Friends may call on Friday, February 7, 2020 from 1 PM to 8 PM at Bachelor-Surber Funeral Home, Belleville, KS.
Online condolences and information at www.bachelor-surber.com
Bachelor-Surber Funeral Home, Belleville, KS in charge of arrangements