James R. "Jim" Kopish, 70, of Marinette, passed away Wednesday, February 27, 2013, at Aurora BayCare Medical Center in Green Bay. He was born October 12, 1942, in Marinette to Rudolph and Catherine (nee Urbaniak) Kopish.
Jim resided in the twin city area all of his life and was a graduate of Marinette Catholic Central High School, Class of 1960. He also attended the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. On August 3, 1963, he married the former Bonnie Lynn Beland. Earlier in his life he worked in advertising for the former Menominee Herald-Leader. Most of his employment years were spent with Scott Paper Co., from which he retired.
Jim is survived by his wife, Bonnie; three children: Kathy (Todd) Clairmont of Menominee, Kelly Verbrick of Minneapolis, Minn. and James (Judy) Kopish of West Bend; seven grandchildren: Christopher (Patty) Clairmont, Brandon (Marie) Clairmont, Jaimie (Justin) Cook, Gemma Verbrick, Piper Verbrick, Ally Kopish and Eli Kopish; five great-grandchildren: Cleland, Colin, Isabelle, Nova and Sawyer; and two brothers: Steven (Joan) Kopish of Duluth, Minn. and Raymond (Judi) Kopish of Green Bay. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, John "Jack" Kopish of Marinette.
Friends may call at Hansen-Onion-Martell funeral home in Marinette after 9 a.m. on Saturday, March 2, 2013. Funeral services will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday in the funeral home.