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Michael Peter Kopetski, 72 a resident of Mishawaka, Indiana passed away on Thursday December 3, 2020 at 7:58 p.m. at his residence following a 2 1/2 year battle with pancreatic cancer. On April 7, 1948 in South Bend, Indiana he was born to Frank Kopetski and Tekla (Szczypiorski) Kopetski. Michael has lived in Mishawaka since 1970, after been raised in South Bend, Indiana.
On May 19, 1984 in Plymouth, Indiana he married Anita Watts. They shared the past 36 years with each other.
Michael worked at Faurecia in Mishawaka, Indiana, and delivered pizzas for Pizza Hut for 13 years. He retired in 2006.
Michael was a graduate of South Bend Riley High School with the class of 1966. He served in the United States Coast Guard from 1966 to 1970.
Michael attended the Twin City Baptist Church, Mishawaka, Indiana. He was an avid collector of 45 records.
Michael is survived by his Wife – Anita Kopetski of Mishawaka, Indiana
Daughter – Stephanie Kopetski of Osceola, Indiana
Step-Son – Viktor Cieplinski
Siblings – Fred Hiller and wife Aurora of Mexico; Delores Murray of Mishawaka, Indiana; Frank Kopetski and wife Barb of South Bend, Indiana; Joyce Williamson of Kirkland, Washington; Steve Kopetski and wife Suzanne of Plymouth, Indiana; Janet Nabbs and husband Mike of Ohio; and Patricia Morrison of Red Wing, Minnesota
Many Nieces and Nephews
He is preceded in death by his Parents; Infant Brother – Peter Kopetski; and Sister – Dorothy Heflick
Graveside Funeral Services will be held on Monday December 7, 2020 at 1:30 p.m. at the Maple Grove Cemetery, Juniper Road, Argos, Indiana with Rev. Jerry Bell of the Twin City Baptist Church. Burial will follow.
Memorial Contributions may be made to: Twin City Baptist Church or Hospice
Arrangements have been entrusted with the Earl-Grossman Funeral Home, Argos, Indiana
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