Peshtigo Times, Nov. 20 2002
Funeral services for Emma A. Beland, 91, 125 5th Ave., Menominee, were held Saturday, Nov. 16 at Kell-Walker Funeral Home. Marlene Varaday officiated with burial in Riverside Cemetery, Menominee. She died Wednesday, Nov. 13 at Bay Area Medical Center.
The former Emma Ann Hruska was born July 15, 1911 in Menominee to the late Mr. and Mrs. Godfrey (Mary Kmecheck) Hruska. She graduated from Menominee High School in 1929. On July 17, 1931 she married Edward Beland in Menominee. She was a member of Holy Spirit Church and Lodge Perun WFLA.
Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Jim (Bonnie) Kopish of Marinette; two sons, Darrell (Jhail) and Patrick (Carol) of Menominee; one daughter-in-law, Carolyn Jean Beland of Menominee; 12 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and one sister, Helen Pichee of Marinette. She was preceded in death by a son, Richard; and a sister, Marion.