Oscar H. Kopshinsky

Nov. 8, 1927 Sept. 14, 2013

Oscar H. Kopshinsky of Waukesha died Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013, at Waukesha Memorial Hospital surrounded by his family at the age of 85. He was born Nov. 8, 1927, the son of William and Adelia (nee Tessman) Kopshinsky. He was a 1944 graduate of Waukesha High School.

Oscar proudly served his country in the United States Army from 1944 until 1947. On July 15, 1950, he married Elvira Stapleton. Oscar worked for Waukesha Cement Tile for 45 years, retiring in 1990. He was a member of the Waukesha VFW Post 721 and was a lifelong member of Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church.

He will be sadly missed by his loving wife of 63 years, Elvira of Waukesha, and their children, David Kopshinsky of California, Thomas (Donna) Kopshinsky of Mukwonago, Patricia (Amos) Hartley of Waukesha, Frederick (Lisa) Kopshinsky of Waukesha and Linda (Steven) Ruthenberg of Waukesha. He was the proud grandfather of Clint Kopshinsky, Vaughn Kopshinsky, Loni (Craig) LaChance, Michael (Kristin) Kopshinsky, Sonia Hartley and Hannah Ruthenberg and his great-grandchildren, Riana Kopshinsky, Gunnar, Olivia, Layla and Amelia LaChance, Angela Kopshinsky and Sydney Kopshinsky. He is further survived by his brother, Ted (Judy) Kopshinsky; his brothers-in-law and sisters in-law, Shirley Kopshinsky, Ken Fuller, Connie Kopshinsky, Marie Stapleton, Walter Stapleton, Joanna (Bob) Webb, Geraldine Drews and Charlotte Spengler; along with many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers, Charles, Paul and William Jr. Kopshinsky, and his sister, Dorothy Fuller.

Visitation will be held from 9:30 a.m. until the 11:30 a.m. funeral service Thursday, Sept. 19, at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1052 White Rock Ave., Waukesha, WI 53186. The Rev. Scott Oelhafen will preside. Graveside services with full military honors will immediately follow at Prairie Home Cemetery.

If desired, memorials are appreciated to Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, (address is above).

Randle-Dable-Brisk Funeral, Cremation and Preplanning Services is honored to serve the family. For further information, please call the funeral home at 547-4035, or visit us at www.waukeshafunerals.com for directions or to leave the family an online tribute message.