Julie Ann (Copper) Liska
Julie Ann (Copper) Liska, 68, of La Crosse, WI, died peacefully July 8th, 2020 surrounded by family and the supportive staff of the Gundersen Health System Critical Care Unit. Julie was born December 7th, 1951 to her parents Donna (Dohlin) and Ross Copper Jr. in La Crosse, WI. Julie graduated from Tomah Senior High School and went onto college at the University of Wisconsin – La Crosse. She married James Liska, of West Allis, WI in 1974, they later divorced. Julie was a talented artist and enjoyed reading and singing in the cathedral choir.
Julie is survived by her three children: Scott (Nikki) Liska, Jamie (Michael) Larson, and Lori (Jared) Heintz, her four grandchildren: Zoe and Kooper Heintz and Hailey and Jacob Liska. She is further survived by her brothers and sisters: Glen (Karen) Copper, Penney Wieman, Jenny (Lon) Greeno, Cody Copper, Abby (Jeff) Duebler, and Ross (Krissi) Copper III, and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Julie was preceded in death by her parents: Donna (Dohlin) and Ross Copper Jr., her grandparents: Adelia (Ghelfi) Dohlin Fredrickson, Louis Dohlin, Arthur Fredrickson, Norma (Snyder) Copper, and Ross Copper Sr., as well as her sister Teresa (Copper) Fulton, brothers-in-law Steve Wieman and David Brzeczek, and longtime friend Rick Grosskopf.
Unfortunately, because of the Covid-19 pandemic, a formal funeral will not be held. Mourning those we love is never easy, even when we have the opportunity to do so together. Feelings will ebb and flow, not only today but in the days, weeks, months, and years ahead. Remember Julie in the simple, small moments of your days and find comfort in knowing she is finally at peace.
To the living, I am gone.
To the sorrowful, I will never return.
To the angry, I was cheated.
But to the happy, I am at peace.
And to the faithful, I am still with you.
As you stand upon a shore, gazing at the beautiful sea – remember me.
As you look in awe at a mighty forest and it’s grand majestly – remember me.
As you look upon a flower and admire it’s simplicity – remember me.
Remember me in your heart, your thoughts, your memories of times we loved.
The times we cried, the times we fought, the times we laughed.
For if you remember small moments, you will always carry me with you.