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Pvt Barney Koper

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Pvt Barney Koper

  • Birth 3 Sep 1924 Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan, USA
  • Death 10 Apr 1982 St. Clair County, Michigan, USA
  • Burial Augusta, Kalamazoo County, Michigan, USA
  • Plot A, 0, 330
  • Memorial ID 886530

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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  • Created by: Kim Koper♥Davis♛
  • Added: 25 Feb 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 886530
  • Kim Koper♥Davis♛
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Pvt Barney Koper (3 Sep 1924–10 Apr 1982), Find A Grave Memorial no. 886530, citing Fort Custer National Cemetery, Augusta, Kalamazoo County, Michigan, USA ; Maintained by Kim Koper♥Davis♛ (contributor 46811243) .