John P. Kopatich, 86, of Davenport, died peacefully Tuesday, June 29, 2021, at his home, with his family at his side,
Funeral services and a Mass of Christian Burial for John will be 10:30 AM Friday, July 2, 2021 at St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church, Davenport. Visitation will be Thursday, 4:00-7:00 PM at the Halligan-McCabe-DeVries Funeral Home, Davenport with a rosary at 3:30 PM. Burial will be in Mount Calvary Cemetery, Davenport. There will be an additional visitation at 9:30 AM before the service. Memorials can be made to either St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church or Hospice Compassus Care.
John Paul Kopatich was born October 11, 1934, in Centerville, Iowa, a son of Andrew and Anna (Benac) Kopatich. John proudly served our country in the U.S. Army. He was united in marriage to Theresa Todey, June 24, 1961. They shared 60 years of marriage.
John was a Shift Supervisor at the former Alcoa, retiring in 1993 after 35 years of service. He enjoyed Iowa Hawkeye sports, the Chicago Bears and had a passion for perfecting his back yard; but more than anything he loved spending time with his family.
Those left to cherish his memory include his loving wife for over 60 years, Theresa, Davenport, and their children; Robert (Danielle) Kopatich, Bothell, Washington, Paul (Nancy) Kopatich, Bettendorf, Angie (Kurt) Kuta, Topeka, Kansas, and David (Michelle) Kopatich, Davenport; his grandchildren; Ryan, Amy, Sarah, Jon, Melanie, Thomas, Emily, William, Jack, Anthony, Audrey, and James; great grandchildren; Emersyn and Adam; his brother; Jim(Marie) Kopatich, Davenport; a sister-in-law; Jean Kopatich, Newburg, Indiana; and numerous loving nieces, nephews and extended family.
He was preceded in death by his parents, an infant daughter, Rita, and a brother Charles Kopatich.
The family wishes to give a heartfelt thank you to, Dr. Tammy Wells, Dr. Figdanbaum and their staffs, and nurse, Linda Haut for the loving care and support given to John over the last few months. We also want to thank Hospice Compassus staff for their heartfelt compassion to John and our family, and a special shout-out to Carlos for his kind and considerate care. The family also wants to thank everyone for their outpouring of love, prayers, and support.