Chris Scopel






O’Brien-Eggebeen-Gerst Chapel

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O’Brien-Eggebeen-Gerst Chapel

Chris Scopel, age 99 of Grand Rapids, died Thursday, April 8, 2021.   Chris was born March 3, 1922 in Athens, Greece.  He is survived by his wife, Irene Scopel; children, Iris Arenas, Richard (Iones) Arenas; also, nieces and nephews, Linda Brown (Jimm) Smith of Merrillville IN, Bill (Paula) Brown of Chatham, IL, Matt Brown, Lauren Schmid, and Amy Ludlam, Bessie, Esther, Milton Tallas, Mike and Angie Scopel, many brothers, and sisters-in-law.  Chris was preceded in death by his wife, Toula in 2007; sisters, Libby Tallas, Thelma Brown Enos; brother, Mike Scopel. Chris loved his dogs, his garden, had a good sense of humor and was always full of life.  Funeral services will be Sunday, April 11, 2021 at 2:00 PM at the O’Brien-Eggebeen-Gerst Funeral Home, 3980 Cascade Rd. SE, Msgr. Ernest Schneider, officiating with visitation one hour prior to the service.  Masks and social distancing will be required. Interment Woodlawn Cemetery.

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