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Guy 
Korponai

  • Visitation- Saturday March 20, 2021
    • 12:30-2:30pm
      • Heritage Funeral Home- 9200 S 27th St, Oak Creek
  • Celebration of Life and Military Honors- Saturday March 20, 2021
    • 2:30pm
      • Heritage Funeral Home- 9200 S 27th St, Oak Creek

Guy Korponai passed away peacefully  March 11, 2021 with his family by his side. Guy was born on July 28, 1946 in Szombathely, Hungary.   Guy is survived by his  beloved wife Sharon (nee: Schmidt) of 54 years, his two children Sandor and Michele and his two grandsons Marshall and Garrett.   Guy is also survived his mother Elizabeth, brother Sam (MaryAnn) and many nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives as well as countless close and trustworthy friends.

Guy loved hunting, fishing and spending time with his family.  After 33 years he retired from JI Case Company in Racine. Guy was preceded in death by his father Ferenc and his brother Frank.

Funeral arrangements have been made at Heritage Funeral Home, 9200 S27th Street, Oak Creek, WI.  Visitation will be 12:30-2:30 PM Saturday March 20, with a celebration of life at 2:30 PM.

In lieu of flowers please consider a memorial gift to the Froedtert Hospital Foundation for Bone Marrow and Stem Cell Research- https://www.froedtert.com/giving/foundation/ways-to-give

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24 Comments

  1. Darralyn Scobee March 12, 2021 at 8:16 pm - Reply

    My sincerest condolences on the passing of Mr. Korponai. I am a friend of Sandor’s, from Dallas, and he talks about his family, and especially his Dad, with such love and humor! It’s impossible to gauge the depth of another person’s loss, but I am certain Mr. Korponai was cherished and will be greatly missed

    • Michele March 19, 2021 at 7:34 pm - Reply

      Thank you.

  2. Susan, Lazaro. & Kristy March 12, 2021 at 8:33 pm - Reply

    We did not know Mr. Korponai personally, but we knew him through the great words his son would speak of him. He was an amazing man who loved his family greatly. He raised a very caring, successful, and incredible son. His memory will continue to live through those he loved and inspired.

    • Michele March 19, 2021 at 7:34 pm - Reply

      Thank you.

  3. Mary B March 13, 2021 at 12:42 pm - Reply

    My deepest sympathy to Michele her boys, Sharon, and Sandor. I thankfully did have the opportunity to meet Guy and hear wonderful stories about his love for his family, his work ethic, and his ever-readiness to help others with their projects. These qualities have been passed onto Michele and her family. He will be greatly missed.

    • Michele March 13, 2021 at 2:25 pm - Reply

      Thank you Mary.

  4. Ron Manriquez March 13, 2021 at 2:14 pm - Reply

    My deepest sympathy to Sharon, Sandor, Michele and her sons Marshall and Garret.
    I’ve known Guy for over 50 years. He was like a brother to me and have a lot of fond memories that I will cherish forever. I know he is somewhere chasing moose and walleyes. Happy hunting big guy.

    • Michele March 18, 2021 at 3:54 pm - Reply

      Thank you. ❤️

  5. Sharon Rebholz March 13, 2021 at 2:54 pm - Reply

    My deepest sympathy to the family. Guy was my Knight and Shining Armor, he was always there to help me after my husband passed. I was his short stuff, we had so many laughs , I couldn’t keep count. I always asked him to show me how to fix things, as I wanted to learn so he was my teacher. I can’t say enough great things this man was to me, I will miss him with all my heart, he sure was a special to me, may God take him into his open arms!

    • Michele March 13, 2021 at 3:33 pm - Reply

      ❤️

  6. Marcia Cox March 13, 2021 at 3:48 pm - Reply

    Al and I send our regards and sympathy to Michele and her family. She has told us many stories about her father which showed her love and devotion to him and his devotion to his family. Folks in Michigan are thinking of you. Marcia

    • Michele March 18, 2021 at 3:55 pm - Reply

      Thanks Marcia. ❤️

  7. Paul Manriquez March 13, 2021 at 7:56 pm - Reply

    Guy was my dad’s close friend and I grew up deer hunting with him and the Korponai’s for many years. I will always have great memories of him at the cabin. He was cheerful, funny as hell, and always willing to lend a hand. He was definitely one of a kind. My heart goes out to his family.

    • Michele March 19, 2021 at 7:33 pm - Reply

      Thank you Paul.

  8. Russell Milner March 17, 2021 at 8:02 am - Reply

    My condolences to Guys’s family. I worked with him at Case in the foundry and also at the T-Plant when the foundry closed. I have never had a better boss than Guy. He was one of the great ones.

    • Michele Korponai March 17, 2021 at 8:59 am - Reply

      Thank you Russell.

  9. Richard Mc Gee March 17, 2021 at 7:04 pm - Reply

    My deepest sympathy goes out to the family of Mr, Guy Korponia.He and I go along way back.We both worked as skilled treatment. He was my supervisor for many years and we had a family like relationship a few ups and downs. But, much love better known as Foundry Rats. May he Rest In Peace 🙏🏾

    • Michele March 18, 2021 at 3:55 pm - Reply

      Thank you.

  10. Harriet A Newland March 18, 2021 at 2:59 pm - Reply

    My condolence to the Korponai family from a retired employee of the J I Case Foundry/Tractor Plant. in Racine, Wisconsin.

    Harriet Newland
    Aiken, South Carolina

    • Michele March 18, 2021 at 3:56 pm - Reply

      Thank you Paul. ❤️

  11. Dennis and Jayne Lancour March 19, 2021 at 10:17 am - Reply

    Our sincerest condolences to Sharon, Sandor, Michele, Marshall and Garrett. I have known Guy for many years. He was a person of his word and willing to provide assistance with his vast array of knowledge. He was a chef when it came to the grill and knew how to cook everything to perfection. One of Guy’s passions was hunting and he always had his pal by his side with four paws. A take away from Guy is he would always say, “Dennis, you are way over complicating things. Let’s make it like this.” I learned from him, simpler was better. Will dearly miss our neighbor and friend.

    • Michele March 19, 2021 at 7:32 pm - Reply

      Thank you.

  12. Adel Abdul Rahman March 19, 2021 at 5:40 pm - Reply

    Dear Sharon and Family,

    I was saddened to learn about Guy’s death. I can’t help but smile when I think of how happy he must be to finally be Home.
    I have the most wonderful memories of Guy and the wonderful times we shared in while working together at J. I. CASE.
    Mr. Korponai had the sweetest smile and I know he will be terribly missed by all of you. Please know that you and the entire family are in my thoughts and prayers.
    With love and affection,
    Adel Abdul-Rahman

    • Michele March 19, 2021 at 7:32 pm - Reply

      Thank you.

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