Rhodes-Charapata Oconto - Oconto
121 Chicago Street P.O. Box 351
Oconto, WI 54153
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Joseph Kopke Jr.

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Joseph Kopke Jr. Obituary
Joseph Kopke Jr.

Oconto - Joseph F. Kopke Jr. age 95 of Pensaukee, was called home by his loving savior on November 6, 2018. He was born to the late Joseph and Rose Kopke on October 20, 1923 in Milwaukee. The family moved to Pensaukee where he attended the Brick Country School House. He married the love of his life Elaine Conrad on April 15, 1944. He worked construction, he established a dairy farm and later raised beef cattle, owned and operated the 41 Truck Stop in Suamico and Kopke and Sons Auto Salvage in Pulaski. He was a Pensaukee Town Supervisor and Chairman, he helped establish the Pensaukee Fire Department and remained an active member until he was 88, he was an active member of the M&O Bee Keepers, he was a Gold Star Parent and he was a member of St. Patrick's Church in Stiles. He is survived by his five children one son Henry (Linda) Kopke and four daughters Diane Kopke, Rita (Alan) Garbrecht, Jane (Michael) Specht and Dr. Carol Kopke. Ten grandchildren, sixteen great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 67 years, Elaine, three sons Roger, Joseph III and Timothy Kopke, two grandsons Ricky Kopke and Baby McDermid, brother Raymond and sister Bernadine Zimanek. The family will greet relatives and friends at the Rhodes Charapata Funeral Home in Oconto on Friday November 9th from 4-8 pm until the wake service at 8 pm. The mass of a Christian Burial will be at St. Patrick's Church in Stiles on Saturday November 10th from 9-11 am. The service will be at 11 am. Joseph will be laid to rest at the Church Cemetery.
Published in Green Bay Press-Gazette from Nov. 9 to Nov. 14, 2018
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