CARNEY - Donald R. Kopecky, 83, of Carney, passed away on Wednesday, June 4, 2014, at Pinecrest Medical Care Facility. Donald was born on Dec. 25, 1930, in Eagle, Wis., to the late Emil and Frances (Zajeck) Kopecky. Donald proudly served his country in the United States Armed Forces during the Korean Conflict. On April 15, 1953, Donald married the former Violet LaFave in Spalding. Donald worked for many years as a forklift driver for Guard Pallet Company. Donald enjoyed farming, bird watching, hunting and being in the outdoors. He further enjoyed traveling the south through Kentucky and Tennessee, but most of all Donald enjoyed being with his family. Donald was a member of St. Bruno Catholic Church.