MILDRED LOEPER, 86, OF READING Mildred Loeper, 86, of Reading died of natural causes during the early morning hours of Sunday July 17, 2011 in the Hershey Medical Center. Milli is survived by her husband Donald J. Loeper, M.D. Born in Reading, she was a daughter of the late Michael and Stella (Dwulit) Misura. In addition to her husband, Milli is survived by her seven children; Alan, husband of Linda (Moser) Loeper of Selden, NY; Sr. Donna Loeper, SSJ of Savannah, GA; Duane Loeper of Kimberton; Joseph, husband of Elizabeth (Keller) Loeper of Downingtown; Thomas, husband of Denise (Snyder) Loeper of Frederick, MD; John, husband of Susan (Dutko) Loeper of Macungie; and Patricia Loeper of Windermere, FL. Also surviving are Milli's grandchildren; Matthew, Kathleen, Jennifer, Bridget, Tara, Sydney and Samantha. Other survivors include her brothers; Andrew Misura of North Port FL; John Misura of Tacoma WA; Paul Misura of Haliewa, HI; and her sisters Kasha (Misura) widow of Kenneth Query of Pottstown; and Hanya (Misura) wife of Bill Cosmi, of Medford NJ. Milli is also survived by several nieces and nephews. Milli was predeceased by her brother; Michael Misura; and her sisters; Mary Duda, Josephine Valgas and Amelia Slaby. She was also predeceased by her grandson, James "Jamie" Loeper. Milli was a parishioner of St. Benedict Roman Catholic Church, Plowville. She was devoted to her faith and to her family, whom she loved fiercely. She was a strong person with a lively wit, who always spoke the truth, and loved to laugh and share stories. Milli was an excellent cook, a passionate bridge player, and enjoyed skiing, swimming and travel. She made friends wherever she went and traveled across five continents with her beloved husband. She took great pleasure in nature and all that the world had to offer. Milli enriched the world for those who knew her and she will be greatly missed. Relatives and friends may extend their sympathy and respects to the Loeper Family, on Friday July 22, 2011 from 9 to 11 a.m. at St. Benedict's Roman Catholic Church 2020 Chestnut Hill Road, Plowville, PA 19540. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. The Rev. Msgr. Richard J. Loeper (Milli's brother-in-law) will be the celebrant. The Rev. Philip Rodgers, pastor of St. Benedict's will give the homily. Entombment will follow in Gethsemane Cemetery, Muhlenberg Twp. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Jamie Loeper Memorial Fund, c/o Joseph and Elizabeth Loeper, 16 May Apple Drive Downingtown, PA 19335, or the Sisters of St. Joseph Development Fund, 9701 Germantown Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19118. The Kopicki-Bradley Funeral Home, Inc. is in charge of arrangements.
Published in The (Pottsville) Mercury on July 21, 2011