Obit: Kops, Rick Allen (1966 - 2012)
Contact: Robert Lipprandt
Surnames: Abel, Fleishman, Kilty, Kops, Kotanen, Laessig, Pemble, Plaskey, Salter, Smart, Tanneberg, Widmer
----Source: The Abbotsford Tribune - Phonograph (Abbotsford, WI) 06/13/2012
Kops, Rick Allen (4 APR 1966 - 5 JUN 2012)
Rick Allen Kops, 46, of Green Bay WI passed away on June 5, 2012 surrounded by his family at Froedtert Hospital’s Neuro Intensive Care Unit in Milwaukee, due to a brain aneurysm.
Friends and family are welcome to join us in a Celebration of Rick’s Life at 2:30 pm Saturday, June 16th at the American Legion in Unity, WI.
Rick was born in Marshfield WI on April 4, 1966 to Sharon (Kilty) and Richard Kops. He grew up in Unity and attended Colby High School.
Rick was a an ambitious entrepreneur and had several business adventures during his short time with us. His most recent adventure was owning and operating the Hide Out Bar in Green Bay until late of 2010.
Rick married his long time girlfriend, Ann Tanneberg on April 22, 2006. They later divorced.
Rick is survived by his parents, Sharon (Donald) Smart and Richard (Rose Laessig) Kops, all of Colby. Son, James Dean Pemble and grand daughter Vanessa Pemble of Marshfield.
He is survived by his two brothers: Donald Kops of Eau Claire, and Matthew (Jenna) Kops and their children-Madison, Samantha, and Mia, of Stetsonville. Rick is survived by four sisters: Shari Kops of Wausau, Tara (Jayce) Abel and their children Briana, Brenna, Brooke and Britni. Noelle (Jeff Salter) Kops and their children Jakob, Garrett, and Davis. Darcy (James) Plaskey and their children Madison, Gabriella, Ryder, and Diesel.
Rick also leaves behind his maternal grandparents, Donald and Virginia (Fleishman) Kilty of Abbotsford and his special friend Tonya Kotanen of Green Bay.
Paternal Grandparents Lester and Lillian (Widmer) Kops, preceded him in death.
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