Ralph Maciej Kopczynski

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Ralph Maciej
Kopczynski

Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, November 14th at ST.  ALEXANDER CHURCH, 1568 W. Holt Ave. at 10:30 am.  Military Honors to follow.  Due to Covid-19 Mass was postponed, but please remember face coverings and social distancing are required.

 

Born to Eternal Life March 13, 2020 at the age of 90 years. Beloved husband and best friend of the late Alice Joyce (nee Hoernke). Loving father of the late Bruce, Jeffery (Laura), Cynthia Piontkowski ( Larry Ostricki), Mark (Jane), Gary, the late Donald, Carol (James Makowski) Kopczynski. Special grandpa of Kimberly (Joseph) Arbinger, Michael (Jamie), Daniel (Theresa), Corinn (Sergio) Altomare, Katie ( Christopher) Gates, Justin ( Sarah Cornish), Molly, Emily Makowski, Tiffany Reid, Joshua Makowski, Elijah, Lucas Makowski. Great-grandpa of Brooklyn, Brayden (Arbinger), Stella ( Altomare), Theodore, Blake Reid, Matthew; with great-grandson (Dan & Theresa) and great-granddaughter (Gates) coming soon. Brother-in-law of Ralph and Judy Hoernke.  Further survived by many nieces, nephews, cousins, friends and neighbors.

Ralph served in the United States Army 512 th Engineering Company in the Korean War 1952-54. Commendations – National Defense Service Medal, United Nations Service Medal, Korean Service Ribbon with 2 Bronze Service Stars, Merit Unit Citation and Commendation Ribbon with Medal Pendant. Ralph was a proud employee of Teledyne Wisconsin Motor for over 39 years.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, November 14th at ST. ALEXANDER CHURCH, 1568 W. Holt Ave. at 10:30 am.  Military Honors to follow.  Due to Covid-19 Mass was postponed, but please remember face coverings and social distancing are required.

Memorials to the American Diabetes Association or the charity of your choice appreciated.

To a wonderful father who touched many children’s lives – inside and outside of the family. His kindness, love, friendship and positive outlook on life will always be remembered. You taught us to make a difference, to be the light of hope, and to shine. This will be with us forever. Your love of our Lord Jesus was unwavering, even during the toughest times – Thank You for being a wonderful Father.

“Have a safe journey home Dad” and say “Hi” to Alice your eternal love / (Mom) – We love you !”

www.heritagefuneral.com

10 Comments

  1. Howard & Shirley Bodanske March 20, 2020 at 2:10 pm - Reply

    Oh Cindy. I am so sorry for your loss. I did not know your Dad. But you are his daughter….a tribute to him…a wonderful, loving, kind person. You and Larry loved your Dad. You will always have your wonderful memories of your Dad.

  2. Sherry Nagel March 20, 2020 at 2:33 pm - Reply

    Rest In Peace Ralph

  3. LIL & MIKE RAYMOND March 20, 2020 at 2:41 pm - Reply

    Very beautiful what you children said.
    May your Pops rest and peace with his Love of his life and his children.
    Our deepest sympathy to everyone who loved your Dad..

  4. Annie Otto March 20, 2020 at 4:03 pm - Reply

    What a beautiful Obituary for your Dad. Brought me to tears. May his soul rest in peace. Love you all!

  5. Sharon Welch March 20, 2020 at 7:46 pm - Reply

    Cindy and Larry, so sorry for you loss.

  6. George and Angie Winiarski March 21, 2020 at 4:03 am - Reply

    So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire Kopczynski family. 🙏💕

  7. dale bunker March 21, 2020 at 6:48 pm - Reply

    Sorry for your loss Cindy and Larry may he rest in Heaven.

  8. Rich and MaryPat Bergersen March 22, 2020 at 10:22 pm - Reply

    Ralph and Alice were like grandparents to our son Erik Gunnar and watched him in their home with Dan, Mike and Katy. He learned first hand about family, discipline and how to treat people with respect. He always found time to talk with us at family gatherings and I appreciated his friendship. The world around the Kopczynski family was better because of Pops and our memories of him and Alice will always be a part of the Bergersen family story.

  9. Rich Malone March 24, 2020 at 9:53 am - Reply

    Kopczynski family, we are so sorry for the loss of Ralph! He was such a wonderful man and was truly interested in everyone. He will be greatly missed. You are in our prayers. Rich and Michelle Malone

  10. DEB STRECZYNSKI March 28, 2020 at 3:04 pm - Reply

    SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS MAY RALPH REST IN PEACE YOU ARE IN OUR PRAYERS

    DEBBIE, DIANE & BUDDY

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