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Emelie was received into the arms of her Savior on January 14, 2018. She was 97 years young.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Ferdinand; two daughters, Blanche Beynaerts, Carla Jester; and son, Rene Koppenol and son-in-law, Cecil E. Jester.

She is survived by her sisters, Therese and Agnes Engels; daughter, Adriana (Darley) and David Klekar; son, Frank Koppenol; daughter, Karin Smallwood; son-in-law, Dick Beynaerts; twelve grandchildren, Steve Beynaerts and mother of his children, Delia Marcum, (Brooke Dawson), Stacy and Jackie Beynaerts, Randy and Erika Baber, Andy Baber, Emelie-Ann Black (Patrick Kelly); family of Rene Koppenol, David, Alisha, Jennifer and Shelby Koppenol; family of Frank Koppenol, Jonathan, Elizabeth and Rebecca Koppenol; fourteen great grandchildren; seven great-great grandchildren and many other close family and friends too numerous to list but not forgotten.

The family will receive friends for a visitation on Sunday, January 21, 2018 at 8:30 AM with funeral service at 9:30 AM in the Grand Chapel at Brookside Funeral Home; with a burial to follow at Brookside Memorial Park; 13747 Eastex Freeway, Houston, Texas.