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Rick Kops


1966 - 2012 Obituary Condolences
Rick Kops Obituary
Kops, Rick Allen

Rick Allen Kops, 46, Green Bay Wis., passed away on June 5, 2012, surrounded by his family, at Froedtert Hospital's Neuro Intensive Care Unit in Milwaukee, due to a brain aneurysm.

Friends and family are welcome to join us in a Celebration of Rick's Life at 2:30 pm Saturday, June 16, at the American Legion in Unity, Wis.

Rick was born in Marshfield, Wis., on April 4, 1966, to Sharon (Kilty) and Richard Kops. He grew up in Unity and attended Colby High School.

Rick was a an ambitious entrepreneur and had several business adventures during his short time with us. His most recent adventure was owning and operating the Hide Out Bar in Green Bay until late of 2010.

Rick married his long time girlfriend, Ann Tanneberg on April 22, 2006. They later divorced.

Rick is survived by his parents, Sharon (Donald) Smart and Richard (Rose Laessig) Kops, all of Colby; son, James Dean Pemble and granddaughter, Vanessa Pemble, Marshfield. He is survived by his two brothers, Donald Kops, Eau Claire; and Matthew (Jenna) Kops and their children, Madison, Samantha, and Mia, Stetsonville. Rick is survived by four sisters, Shari Kops, Wausau; Tara (Jayce) Abel, Stratford and their children, Briana, Brenna, Brooke and Britni; Noelle (Jeff Salter) Kops, Marshfiled and their children, Jakob, Garrett, and Davis; Darcy (James) Plaskey, Loyal and their children, Madison, Gabriella, Ryder, and Diesel. Rick also leaves behind his maternal grandparents, Donald and Virginia (Fleishman) Kilty, Abbotsford; and his special friend, Tonya Kotanen, Green Bay.

Paternal grandparents, Lester and Lillian (Widmer) Kops, preceded him in death.

Published in the Marshfield News Herald on June 9, 2012
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