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Pvt Barney Koper
Birth: Sep. 3, 1924
Detroit
Wayne County
Michigan, USA
Death: Apr. 10, 1982
St. Clair County
Michigan, USA

My♥Uncle Barney♥

WWII Veteran
Purple Heart Recipient


Son of the late John & Katherine Koper.

Beloved husband of Margie Green Koper.

Father of Wayne (Jeri) & Keith (Roma) Koper.

Uncle Barney & Auntie Margie owned & operated Koper's Bar in Fairgrove, MI.

I remember playing the pinball machine in the bar when we would visit. Uncle Barney would always fix it so I had unlimited play. Uncle Barney & my Daddy both enjoyed watching me play & teaching me.
During his wake at the bar, the pinball machine gave me, & only me, unlimted play. Aunt Margie said it was Uncle Barney, making sure he could watch me play on the pinball machine one more time.

Uncle Barney loved to play cards like the rest of the Kopers. He loved his beer, too, another thing the Kopers liked.
I think all of us remember Uncle Barney drinking his beer with a raw egg & hot sauce in it. (Must be another reason why I love hot sauce & hot stuff! LOL)

Uncle Barney was a WWII Veteran.
He was awarded the Purple Heart.

Uncle Barney had a permanent reminder of the war. He had a bullet in his spine from where he had been shot. The doctors could not & would not remove it because it would paralyze him.

Uncle Barney's gait was affected by the bullet in his spine but that's how it was so he accepted it.
He was another strong, stubborn, yet very loving & compassionate Koper man.
Another member of the Greatest Generation.


~Special Thanks to Robin for taking a picture of Uncle Barney's headstone for me.~


~Special Thanks to Terri for enhancing & editing my Uncle & Aunt's wedding photo. You did a wonderful job! I just LOVE it!~




 
 
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 Parents:
  John Koper (1888 - 1969)
  Katherine Dolecki Koper (1892 - 1957)
 
 Spouse:
  Marjory A. Green Koper (1925 - 1989)
 
 Siblings:
  Helen Margaret Koper Stempien (1910 - 1983)*
  Lottie Koper Nowakowski (1912 - 2005)*
  Walter Koper (1913 - 1991)*
  Edward Koper (1914 - 1917)*
  Norbert John Koper (1916 - 1971)*
  Edwina Dorothy Koper Zuzga (1918 - 2009)*
  Gertrude Theresa Koper Novak (1919 - 1996)*
  John Gilbert Koper (1922 - 1989)*
  Raymond Walter Koper (1923 - 2008)*
  Barney Koper (1924 - 1982)
  Staff Sgt Irvin Francis Koper (1925 - 2008)*
  Antoni Koper (1926 - 1926)*
 
*Calculated relationship

PVT, US ARMY
 
Burial:
Fort Custer National Cemetery
Augusta
Kalamazoo County
Michigan, USA
Plot: A, 0, 330
 
Created by: Kim Koper♥Davis ...
Record added: Feb 25, 2000
Find A Grave Memorial# 886530
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- A Marine's Daughter
 Added: Apr. 10, 2014
**God Bless You and Your Loved Ones Always** Support Our Troops. Remember Our Veterans. The Brave Men & Women of the U.S. Armed Forces. They shall never be forgotten for their immeasurable service. United We Stand. In God We Trust.*
- MB
 Added: Jul. 4, 2013

- A Marine's Daughter
 Added: Apr. 10, 2013
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