Jack Allen Wopata

Jack Allen Wopata

Birth
Table Rock, Pawnee County, Nebraska, USA
Death 16 Dec 2009 (aged 77)
Grand Rapids, Itasca County, Minnesota, USA
Burial Grand Rapids, Itasca County, Minnesota, USA
Plot IG1808
Memorial ID 54051515 · View Source
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Jack A. Wopata, 77, rural Deer River, died December 16, 2009 at Evergreen Terrace in Grand Rapids, MN.
Surviving are four children, Marcelle Miles, Julie Renollet, Joshua, and Scott; four grandchildren; a sister, Joyce Wopata Newton; niece, nephew, and cousins; former wives, Gayle Chesness and Faith Wopata; and the dear companion of his later years, Barbara Cameron.
After his military service in Berlin, Germany, Jack worked as a chemical engineer, a science teacher, and a small business owner. He also advocated for peace and social justice, planted trees and grew gardens, sang and danced. He was an intuitive mentor of young people across two generations.
Jack was a life-long student whose natural and spiritual curiosity sustained his life. Remembering him are the diverse people whose lives he creatively shared every day; he could engage any person on any subject, and both of them would profit from the exchange.
Burial with military honors was in the veteran's section of Itasca-Calvary Cemetery in Grand Rapids.
Memorials are preferred to the Dorothy Day House of Fargo-Moorhead, the Natural Resources Defense Council, Doctors without Borders, and Compassion International.
Obituary from Grand Rapids Herald-Review, Grand Rapids, MN


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  • Maintained by: Jean Quentmeyer
  • Originally Created by: J, J, & C
  • Added: 23 Jun 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 54051515
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Jack Allen Wopata (6 Jul 1932–16 Dec 2009), Find A Grave Memorial no. 54051515, citing Itasca Calvary Cemetery, Grand Rapids, Itasca County, Minnesota, USA ; Maintained by Jean Quentmeyer (contributor 46589738) .