Brian J. Skopek, 56

Brian J. Skopek of Butler, formerly of Cedarburg, Hartford and Jackson, died at his residence on Dec. 30, 2013, at the age of 56. Brian was born in Milwaukee on Dec. 14, 1957, the son of Grace L. (nee Jeffrey) and Michael J. Skopek Jr. Brian owned and operated his own business, which was called The Hartford Express. He enjoyed sport shooting, trap shooting, photography and his Corvette. Brian was a member of the Milwaukee Corvette Club.

Brian is survived by his children, Michael J. and Michelle N. Skopek of Hartford; grandchildren, Joshua and Erin Skopek; siblings, John E. (Roselyn) Skopek of Germantown, James R. (Carol) Skopek of Warren, Mich., Jerry M. (Christine) Skopek of Cedarburg, Susan G. Schlapmann of Pardeeville and Karen Wiet of Chicago. Brian is further survived by many nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.

A memorial mass will be held at St. Joseph Parish in Grafton on Friday, Jan. 10, 2014, at 5 p.m. with Father Michael Barrett officiating.

Family will receive friends at the church on Friday from 3 p.m. until 4:45 p.m.

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Mueller Funeral Home & Crematory is assisting the family.