Eugene D. Kopczynski Sr. 85 of Ladd, formerly of Peru. Died October 24,2017 in Heritage Heath in Peru.
Graveside services will be at a later date in St Valentine Cemetery. According to his wishes cremation rites have been accorded. Ptak funeral Home is assisting the family with the arrangements.
Eugene was born February 28,1932 in Peru to John and Anna (Gura) Kopczynski. He married Patricia Placher April 28,1956 at St Valentine Church. He served in Army during the Korean War, receiving 3 Bronze service stars.
Eugene retired from Ladd construction after 39 years. He was a member of St Valentine Church, Honorary member of the South Shore Boat in Peru. He was also a member of the former Peru Eagles Club. Eugene was a 50-year member of operating engineers #150.
Eugene is survived by his 2 daughters Kimberly (Gary) Poole of Peru and Kathryn (Tim) Garland of Utica. 1 son Eugene (Debbie) Kopczynski Jr of Noblesville, IN. 6 Grandchildren Ryan (Stacy) Poole, Shannon (Logan) Ridley and Jack (Kendra) Poole, Matthew (Laura) Garland, Michael Garland and Chris (Ashly) Kopczynski. 9 Great Grandchildren Ashlynn and Grace Kopczynski, Maddox, Jolene and Hudson Poole. Savanah, Lydia and Logan Ridley Jr and Madison Garland and 1 sister Dolly Krolak of Everett, Washington.
Eugene was preceded in death by his wife in 2012 and 2 brothers Johnnie Kaye and Chester Kopczynski.