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John "Jake" Schoepski

May 28, 1932 - August 17, 2016

John

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John “Jake” Schoepski, 84, of Poplar Grove, IL, passed away peacefully, Wednesday evening, August 17, 2016 surrounded by his loving family. Born May 28, 1932 in Belvidere, IL, son of Verne and Ruth (Pettey) Schoepski. Jake married the love of his life, Jean A. Wares, on August 28, 1950 in Poplar Grove. He was a carpenter by trade, and also a member of the North Boone District 3 Fire Department, for 48 years, where he also served as a trustee for 25 years. Jake was a member of Poplar Grove United Methodist Church, Harvard Moose Club, and the Carpenters Union. Jake enjoyed fishing, hunting, and was an avid sports fan, especially the Chicago Cubs, and the Arizona Cardinals. In addition to being a great carpenter, Jake worked at several other trades and enjoyed the challenge of fixing anything that was broken. Most of all, he loved spending time with his family and his beloved dogs. Jake also enjoyed working in his vegetable gardens.

Jake is loved and missed by his wife of 65 years, Jean; children, Connie Scott, Jackie (John) Zick, Vickie (Charles) Miller, and Donald (Maggie) Schoepski; grandchildren, Michelle (Bob) Rever, Marc (Lisa Piazza) McNames, Brett (Britt) Zick, Kyle (Brittni) Zick, Blake (Danette) Miller, Adam (Kelley) Miller, Ashley (Zach O’Daniel) Miller, Addison Schoepski, Owen Schoepski, and Clayton Schoepski; great-grandchildren, Ryan and Sarah McNames, Nolan Zick, Ben Austin Miller, and Kiefer Miller; sister-in-law, Darlene Schoepski. Jake is preceded in death by his parents, brothers, Jerry, Bob and Tom Schoepski, and son-in-law, Doug Scott.

Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Monday, August 22, 2016 at North Boone District #3 Fire Department, 305 Grove Street, Poplar Grove, IL, 61065 with Rev. Dan Schenck officiating. Visitation will be held from 2:00-6:00 p.m., Sunday, August 21, 2016 at the North Boone District #3 Fire Department. Burial in Highland Garden of Memories. Memorials may be made to the North Boone Fireman’s Association Scholarship Fund for a scholarship that has been named in Jake’s honor, PO Box 114, Poplar Grove, IL 61065. To light a candle or share a condolence, please visit www.AndersonFCS.com.

Service Schedule

Sunday, August 21, 2016
2:00 pm - 6:00 pm

North Boone District 3 Fire Department

Visitation will be held from 2:00-6:00 p.m., Sunday, August 21, 2016 at the North Boone District 3 Fire Department

Monday, August 22, 2016
11:00 am

North Boone District 3 Fire Department

Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Monday, August 22, 2016 at North Boone District 3 Fire Department, 305 Grove Street, Poplar Grove, IL, 61065 with Rev. Dan Schenck officiatin

Monday, August 22, 2016

Highland Garden of Memories

Burial in Highland Garden of Memories

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