Harold E. Schopper, 87, of Sheffield, Pennsylvania passed away peacefully Sunday, December 12, 2021 at UPMC Hamot Hospital in Erie, Pennsylvania. He was born October 24, 1934 in Rib Lake, Wisconsin, the son of August Schopper and Clara (Habeck) Schopper. Harold was a 1952 graduate of Rib Lake High School. Following graduation Harold enlisted in the Air Force, where he had assignments in Japan and Washington D.C. After he left the Air Force Harold continued his education earning a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Minnesota. His love for the outdoors led him to a career with the United States Department of Agriculture as a Forest Ranger. Following his retirement from the Forestry Service, Harold helped his friend Pete of Peterson Hardware in Sheffield. One of Harold’s jobs was running the green house, which Harold thoroughly enjoyed. Up until recently, Harold would continue to stop at the hardware on a daily basis to check on his buddies.
Harold was a humble and generous man who took time for others. He was loved by so many and will be greatly missed by everyone who had the privilege of knowing him, especially the communities of Sheffield and Rib Lake Wisconsin.
Harold was an active member of the Bethany Lutheran Church of Sheffield where he sang in the church choir. Some of Harold’s interests included bowling, fishing and he was a diehard Green Bay Packers fan.
Left behind to cherish Harold’s memory are his wife Janet (Johnson) Schopper of Sheffield, his daughters Lori Ann Schopper and Susan (Jason) Lewis of Florida, his step daughters Jill Kring of Seattle, Washington, Debra (Ken) Spellman of Florida, Julie (Patrick) Lord and Lorelei Kring of Wisconsin, his step sons, Kerry (Sandra) Kring of Wisconsin and Kim (Lynn) Kring, also of Wisconsin and Timothy Kring of Florida, two granddaughters, Sarah and Ashley as well as five great grandchildren, Savannah, Keira, Jace, Rowan and baby Iylah. He is further surivived by many nieces and nephews, as well as two brothers, Eugene (Skip) Schopper and Marlyn (Duke) Schopper and a sister Phylis Dassow.
Harold’s family will welcome family and friends on Friday, December 17, 2021 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Borden Funeral Home of Sheffield. Funeral Services will follow at 1 p.m. at the Funeral Home with Pastor David Pflieger, Chaplain of the Lutheran Home of Kane, officiating. Full military honors will be accorded. Burial will be private.
To leave an online condolence for Harold E. Schopper, please visit www.BordenFuneralHome.com. Memorial donations may be made to the Sheffield Volunteer Fire Department, P. O. Box 551, Sheffield PA 16347 or Bethany Lutheran Church, P.O. Box 824, Sheffield, PA 16347
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