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Walter Emil Stopak
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Birth: Jul. 11, 1924
Fullerton
Nance County
Nebraska, USA
Death: Apr. 27, 2010
Bossier City
Bossier Parish
Louisiana, USA


Walter Emil Stopak was born July 11, 1924 in Fullerton, Nebraska to Ann Meritz and Gregory Stopak. He died Tuesday, April 27, 2010 after a lengthy illness. Funeral services for him will be held at Hill Crest Memorial Chapel in Haughton, LA on Thursday, April 29, 2010 at 11:00 AM. The family will be receiving friends from 10:00 AM until time of service. Officiating the service will be Bro. David Dietzel, Walter's beloved pastor and friend of the First United Methodist Church of Bossier City, where he was a member. Assisting will be Bro. Bill Eisle, another beloved friend and pastor. Presenting the eulogy will be Walter's son-in-law, Raymond Walter (Skip) Kordas, Jr.; Walter's right hand.

The pallbearers will be Matthew Marshall, Joey Young, Justin Bennett, Jeffrey Bennett, Austin Beckett, and Michael Yorba, Jr. Honorary pallbearers are the Men's Bible Class from the First United Methodist Church and Mr. and Mrs. Tracy Leuter.

A private burial service will be held later in the day in Marshall, TX at Colonial Gardens Cemetery.

Walter was a true American patriot having served in the World War II, Vietnam, and Korea. He retired after serving 21 years in the U.S. Air Force, and then worked and retired from the Bossier Parish School Board. He was also member of the Martin McClahanan Masonic Lodge #384.

We offer gracious thank-you to Dr. Roy Fleniken and the Northwest Louisiana War Veteran's Home and Staff for their loving support and care. Also, thank you to Dr. Charlie Powers, Dr. Michael Rokaw, and a host of care givers in Shreveport-Bossier.

In addition to his parents and seven siblings, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Hallie Bee Stopak. He is survived by his wife, and other family members.

He was a kind and caring man, who loved his family and friends. He will be sadly missed by all who knew him.

You may share your memories with the family by visiting www.hillcrestmemorialfh.com. Hill Crest Memorial

Funeral Home 318-949-9415

Published in Shreveport Times on April 28, 2010 
 
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 Parents:
  Gregory Stopak (1874 - 1926)
  Anna Moritz Stopak (1882 - 1937)
 
 Spouse:
  Hallie Bee Stopak (1914 - 1995)
 
 Siblings:
  Adam Stopak (1902 - 1985)*
  Joseph M. Stopak (1905 - 1973)*
  Valeria C. Stopak Jarecke (1908 - 1988)*
  Alex L. Stopak (1910 - 1989)*
  Bennie L. Stopak (1915 - 1999)*
  Philip Gregory Stopak (1918 - 1988)*
  Walter Emil Stopak (1924 - 2010)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Colonial Gardens
Marshall
Harrison County
Texas, USA
Plot: Section: Garden of Devotion
GPS (lat/lon): 32.5065, -94.31563
 
Created by: Ellen Stevens
Record added: Apr 28, 2010
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Walter Emil Stopak
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The Vietnam Service Medal is a military award which was created in 1965 by order of President Lyndon B. Johnson. The medal is issued to recognize military service during the Vietnam War and is authorized to service members in every branch of the U.S. Arme...(Read more)
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