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Joseph James Schopper

1943 - 2014 Obituary Condolences
Joseph James Schopper

October 29, 1943

May 11, 2014

Joseph James Schopper, 70, of Reno, NV, died May 11th, 2014

On October 29, 1943, "Joe" Schopper was born at St. Mary's Hospital to Joseph and Roberta (Tarner) Schopper.

He is survived by his brother Jeff and numerous cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother Robert. Joe graduated from Reno High School and served in the Nevada National Guard and on active duty in the Air Force after the Pueblo Incident.

He was the head grounds keeper at McQueen High School until his retirement. Descendant of a pioneering Nevada family, .Joe loved to hunt, fish and explore his native state with his brothers. He particularly enjoyed hunting deer on Peavine Mountain and fishing at Pyramid Lake. He was an avid Sharp's rifle shooter and competitive marksman. Joe was always true to his word and ready to lend a hand to anyone in need. He was a loving son, brother, cousin and friend, and will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

A Memorial Mass will be held Thursday, May 29, 2014 at 2:00pm at St. Albert the Great Catholic Church. Arrangements entrusted to Ross, Burke and Knobel Mortuary.

Published in Reno Gazette-Journal on May 22, 2014
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