Leona S. (Akus) Konopka

May 9th, 1942 - February 2nd, 2018

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          Leona S. (Akus) Konopka, age 75, of Erie, passed away at her residence after a brief illness, Friday, February 2, 2018. Born in Erie, May 9, 1942, she was a daughter of the late Leon and Stella (Sowizral) Akus.

          Leona loved her family and enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren. She loved nature and reading. She was a wonderful cook and enjoyed baking beautiful birthday cakes for her family.

          She is survived by her husband of 54 years, Ronald W. Konopka, of Erie; her three children, Mark R. Konopka (Marilyn), and Donald J. Konopka (Christina Peterson), all of Erie and Jennifer M. Brotka (Christopher), of Richmond Hill, Ga.; four grandchildren, Holly Murphy (Matt), of Albion, Kelly Konopka (Craig Shaffer), of Erie, Brynnley and Bentley Brotka, both of Richmond Hill, Ga.; five siblings, Rose Marsh, of Tempe, Arizona, Leon J. Akus, Mary Soltis (Scott), Teresa Yeager and Karl Akus (Nancy), all of Erie; and many nieces and nephews.

          Friends are invited to call at Brugger Funeral Homes & Crematory, Pine Avenue Branch, 845 E. 38th St., Monday from 2 to 6 p.m., and may attend a funeral Mass at Holy Trinity Church, 2220 Reed Street., on Tuesday at 10 a.m.