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Krystyna Minnick

Krystyna Nigra Minnick, age 73, passed away on March 08, 2021.

Born in Germany, after WW II Krystyna came to America with her parents Bill Kopecki and Maria Nazarova Kopecki.  The Kopecki Family will forever be grateful to the Presbyterian Church in Collinsville, Illinois for sponsorship to this Country and eventual citizenship.   

Krystyna was one of the original students enrolled in the Management Information System Program (MIS) at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, graduating with Honors.

Krystyna is survived by a Son Dominick Nigra, grandson and great granddaughter.  Krystyna is also survived by her Sisters Margaret Kopecki, Chicago and Loretta K. Smith, Overland Park, Kansas; her Brother Bill Kopecki, Chicago; two nieces and two nephews.

For information, please contact Davenport Family Funeral Home, Lake Zurich, 847-550-4221. For online condolences please visit,

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