Bernice Ruth Soppa, 93, formerly of Arcadia, died on Tuesday, November 9, 2021, at Grandview Care Center in Blair.
Bernice was born on March 4, 1928, in the Township of Burnside, Wisconsin to Peter and Anna (Palkowski) Killian. She was united in marriage to Conrad Soppa on November 27, 1944, and though the couple later divorced, they were blessed with four sons. Bernice was a member of Holy Family Parish. She had worked at the A-G Broiler Plant for many years. Bernice loved to sew, listen to polka music as well as dance to that good old-time music.
Bernice is survived by her sons: David (Marge) Soppa of Arcadia, Roger Soppa of Waumandee, Allen Soppa of Arcadia; 7 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren, 1 great-great grandchild; a sister-in-law: Pat Killian of Winona. She was preceded in death by her son: Bernard Soppa; granddaughter: Rebecca Schlesser; siblings: Alex, Donald, Alphonse Killian, Irene Schroenberger, infant sister Valeria; and daughter-in-law: Peggy Soppa.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, November 12, 2021, at 11:00 AM at Holy Family Parish with Revered Sebastian Kolodziejczyk officiating. Friends and family may call at the church from 10:00 AM until the time of the services. Burial will be in St. Stanislaus Cemetery, rural Arcadia. To express condolences online please visit

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