Memorial services for 68-year old Stephanie Dawn Konopnicki are Friday, July 10 at 10:00 a.m. at the Bates-Gould Chapel in Alliance.
Inurnment will be in the Alliance Cemetery.
Memorials may be given in care of the family for a future designation and may be sent to 703 Big Horn Avenue, Alliance, NE 69301.
Stephanie Dawn (Madsen) Konopnicki was born on November 23, 1951 in Chadron, NE to Lawrence and Ulala (Hanna) Madsen. She lost her battle with cancer and went to her Heavenly home on July 3, 2020, at her home in Alliance surrounded by her family. She fought with unwavering strength and incredible bravery.
Stephanie was the oldest of 3 siblings. She was raised in Chadron and spent a lot of time at her mother’s family (Hanna) ranch in Seneca, NE.
Stephanie married the love of her life, AlDee Konopnicki, on March 1, 1980, in Edgemont, SD, and became the mother of 5 children and 2 step-children.
Stephanie worked a few jobs outside of the home but was mainly a mother and homemaker. After her children were grown and married Stephanie loved taking care of her grandchildren. They were her pride and joy, and she never complained once about caring for them.
She watched 7 grandchildren every day after school and throughout the summers. She also cherished and loved many of her grandkids friends and always made them feel like her own.
Stephanie loved to paint and her house is filled with her paintings. She also loved gardening and at one time in her life had a massive garden and flowers everywhere.
She is survived by her children, Alexa Lucas, Vanessa (Jeff) Nepper, Jessica (Phillip) Caudell and Nicholas Konopnicki all of Alliance. She is also survived by her brother, Mark Madsen of Chadron and many grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her brother Jed Madsen, her daughter Tangela Konopnicki, her husband AlDee, and her grandson Darren Konopnicki.