A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Stevens Point with the Rev. Jerzy Rebacz officiating.
Visitation will be held at the church from 9 a.m. Monday until the service.
Memorials will be established for Ministry Home Hospice and the Lincoln Center.
Shuda Funeral Services assisted the family. Condolences may be offered online at www.shudafuneral.com.
Mrs. Ropella was born Dec. 23, 1929, in Stevens Point, the daughter of the late Henry and Clara (Bonowski) Glodowski. She graduated from St. Joseph Academy in 1947 and began working at Hardware Mutual. She worked at Sentry Insurance until her retirement.
She was married to Albin Joseph Ropella on April 14, 1952. He died in 2002.
The couple settled in Stevens Point and raised eight children.
Survivors include three sons, Mark (Gloria), El Paso, Texas; Patrick (Roxanne), Henderson, Nev.; Robert (Jayne), Inver Grove Heights, Minn.; four daughters Marsha (Dennis) Stroik, Minneapolis, Minn.; Debbie (Michael) Christian, Phoenix. Ariz.; Susan (Michael) Buza, Stevens Point; Barbara Stahl, Anderson, S.C.; one brother, Henry Glodowski, Stevens Point; one sister, Leone Bernas, Stevens Point; 19 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
She was also preceded in death by one son, Michael, and one sister, Dorothy.