FLINT — Carl Schopieray, 88, of Flint, died Saturday, Aug. 31, 2013, at The Oaks at Woodfield.
Carl was born in Burt on April 8, 1925. He married Margaret LaCross on May 11, 1946, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Muskegon Heights.
Carl served in the United States Navy on the USS Enterprise as a Gunner’s Mate during World War II.
He was Past Grand Knight of the Knights of Columbus Davison Council #4090 and Past Faithful Navigator. He was a life member of Davison VFW #4087 and Burton Eagles #659. He was also a member of Herzog Blue Jacket Boosters and Holy Redeemer Catholic Church.
Carl was employed by General Motors for 40 years, retiring in 1982 and was a member of UAW Local #659.
He enjoyed calling the Knights of Columbus weekly bingos, assembling the “The Knights Times,” fishing, polka dancing, gardening and spending time with his family.
Surviving are his loving wife of 67 years, Margaret; daughters, Betty and husband, Kenneth Ritter, of Flint, and Barbara and husband, Gerald Weber, of Oregon, Ohio; five grandchildren, Todd (Maricris) Ritter, of Grand Blanc, Julie (Michael) Isecke, of Shelby Twp., Jennifer (Aaron) Wartella, of Grand Blanc, Lori (Brady) Kesling, of Toledo, Ohio, and Kevin Weber (Kelly Hanner), of Oregon, Ohio; six great-grandchildren, Cody, Kylie and Noah Wartella, Paige, Sophia and Lily Isecke; two sisters-in-law, Carol LaCross, of Traverse City, and Dolores (Rollin) Coutchie, of Grand Rapids; and several nieces, nephews and friends.
Carl was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Karen Weber; brother-in-law, Donald LaCross; four brothers, Leo Little, Earl Little, Dean Walker and Eugene Schopieray; and two sisters, Leona Greene and Lorna Fahselt.
A special thank you is extended to Carl’s primary physician, Dr. Inderjit Bhatti, Dr. Michael Macksood, Dr. Larry Braver and the entire staff at the Oaks at Woodfield for all their care and support.
Visitation will be Wednesday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. and Thursday from noon to 8 p.m., at the Swartz Funeral Home, 1225 West Hill Road, Flint. A rosary will be prayed at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. A Knights of Columbus Davison Council #4090 3rd Degree memorial service will also be held 7 p.m. Thursday followed by a 4th Degree memorial service at the funeral home. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 6, 2013, at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church, 1227 East Bristol Road, Burton, with Father Steve Anderson officiating. Mr. Schopieray will be at the church from 10 a.m. Friday until the time of the Mass. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery with military graveside services under the auspices of Davison VFW Post #4087 following the funeral Mass.
Contributions may be directed to the Davison Knights of Columbus Council #4090 or Holy Redeemer Catholic Church.
Your condolences may be shared with the family at swartzfuneralhomeinc.com.