John "Jake" Schoepski

May 28, 1932 - August 17, 2016
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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.

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Visitation Information

Date: Sunday, August 21, 2016

Time: 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm

North Boone District 3 Fire Department

Address:

305 Grove Street, Poplar Grove, IL, 61065

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


Service Information

Date: Monday, August 22, 2016

Time: 11:00 am -

North Boone District 3 Fire Department

Address:

305 Grove Street, Poplar Grove, IL, 61065

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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


Cemetery Information

Date: Monday, August 22, 2016

Highland Garden of Memories

Address:

9800 Highway 76, Belvidere, IL, 61008

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Burial in Highland Garden of Memories


Memorial Information

Memorials may be made to the North Boone Fireman’s Association Scholarship Fund for a scholarship that has been named in Jake’s Name, PO Box 114, Poplar Grove, IL 61065


 

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Born: May 28, 1932
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Bob and Terri Alderman posted on 8/19/16

You are in our thoughts and prayers.

 

Keith and Connie Robinson posted on 8/19/16

Sending our thoughts and prayers. Remembering fond memories of such a wonderful man. We are so sorry for your loss.

 

Caryl Maria and Vic Hairston posted on 8/19/16

So sorry for your loss.

 

Terry and Linda Trimble posted on 8/19/16

Prayers and hugs to all. Jake was a wonderful man that left us all with very fond memories. He will be greatly missed. Love you Jake.

 

Tim Davis posted on 8/19/16

Jake was a wonderful man that would do about anything for you. I am honored to have known him and to call him a friend and brother on the Fire Department. He was a mentor for all of us while at the same time a grandfather, father figure to so many. This is a huge loss for our community for all that he gave to it. To his family, I pray that time will bring you peace but cherish the memories of Jake. He lives on in all of us that he has touched in his life. Rest in Peace my friend. I will never forget you. Tim, Jennifer and Ryan Davis

 

Amy posted on 8/19/16

I am so saddened to hear that Jake has passed. I feel completely blessed and honored to have met and spent time with him. Seeing him every Tuesday morning in the lab was the highlight of my week. What a wonderful person he was and will truly be missed! Thoughts and prayers to your family at this time!

 

Trish Denk posted on 8/20/16

I was very blessed to meet such a wonderful kind hearted man.He always had a sweet smile and kind words.He will be missed greatly.

 

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