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William M. Copa

May 27, 1940 ~ January 13, 2022 (age 81)

Obituary

William “Bill” Marvin Copa, age 81 died on Thursday, January 13, 2022, at his home in Weston with his devoted wife Ellen and family by his side. 

 

Bill was born on May 27, 1940, in Little Falls, MN to Aloysius and Helen (Wielinski) Copa. On July 3, 1965, he married Ellen Louise Dahm in Fargo, ND; together they had three sons, Vincent, Joseph and Frederick. 

 

Bill worked as a chemist for Zimpro, INC for over 35 years and advanced to Vice President after obtaining several patents and accolades for his work in wastewater treatment.  Bill traveled the world supporting and defending wastewater treatment systems.  Ellen was integral in leadership and support of their busy family and his professional accomplishments. Bill enjoyed watching sports, game shows, listening to the Brewers, and gardening.  

 

Bill is survived by his wife Ellen of 56 years, sons Vincent Copa, Joseph (Annette) Copa, and Frederick (Angel) Copa.  Along with nine grandchildren Alexander, Zachary, Cordelia, Natalia, Zoe, Liam, Phoebe, Miranda, and Dustin.  Their accomplishments brought him great pride and happiness.  His brothers Ken (Marian) Copa, Gary (Linda) Copa, and a sister Helen (Dick) Kloss and many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.  He was preceded in death by his parents, 4 brothers, and a sister.  

 

The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, January 18, 2022, at St. Agnes Catholic Church, 6101 Zinser St. Weston, WI 54476.  The Rev. Greg Bohren will preside.  Burial will be in the parish cemetery.  Visitation will be held on Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of services all at the church. A reception will follow the service.  Peterson/Kraemer Funeral Home, Wausau is in charge of arrangements.  Online condolences may be expressed at www.petersonkraemer.com

 

“Forever 39!”

 

 


Services

Visitation
Tuesday
January 18, 2022

10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
St. Agnes Catholic Church
6101 Zinser Street
WI, 54476 US

Funeral Mass
Tuesday
January 18, 2022

11:30 AM
St. Agnes Catholic Church
6101 Zinser Street
WI, 54476 US

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