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Edward F Koppy Kopczynski - Class Of 1954 VIEW PROFILE

Edward F. “Koppy” Kopczynski
Sept. 8, 1935 - Jan. 16, 2021

Edward F. “Koppy” Kopczynski, 85, of South Bend, Indiana, peacefully passed away at 8:13 p.m. Saturday, January 16, 2021, in Healthwin Specialized Care Facility. Edward was born on September 8, 1935 in South Bend to Valentine and Martha (Jasinski) Kopczynski, and was a lifelong resident. He retired in 1995 from Yellow Freight, where he was employed for 20 years. He had also been employed with Spector Freight.

On October 8, 1960, in Our Lady of Hungary Church, he married Patti Rantz, who survives. Edward is also survived by his son, Kurtis (Jeannie) Kopczynski of South Bend, Indiana; his daughter, Amy (John) Tatay of South Bend, Indiana; and five grandchildren, Joshua, Allison and Melissa Tatay, Kailey and Michael Kopczynski. He was preceded in death by four sisters, Jane Wachowiak, Mary Witucki, Sally Karczewski, and Anna Szalay; and three brothers, Joseph, Zygmunt, and Stanley Kopczynski. Edward was a member of Christ the King Parish.

He was a 1954 graduate of Washington High School. Edward served in the United States Navy and participated in Operation Hardtack test series of Atomic Weapons and Devices at Eniwetok Proving Grounds. He had been a member of the South Bend Transportation Club and a member and former president of the Michiana Traffic Club. He was an avid Chicago White Sox and Chicago Bears fan. Edward enjoyed volunteering at Healthwin Specialized Care. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. Friday, January 22, 2021 in Christ the King Catholic Church. Private burial will take place at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens. A visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Thursday in the Kaniewski Funeral Home, 3545 N. Bendix Drive, South Bend, Indiana. Memorial contributions may be directed to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. To send online condolences, please visit

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Published in South Bend Tribune on Jan. 20, 2021.

01/20/2021 JFC

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