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Joseph G. LopykinskiFebruary 16, 1935 ~ December 25, 2017 (age 82)
Joseph G. Lopykinski, age 82, passed away on December 25, 2017 with his loving family by his side.
Joseph is survived by his beloved wife of 51 years, Rosemary Lopykinski; children, Jo Ann Lopykinski, Joseph (Susan) Lopykinski, Tony (Krista) Lopykinski, David (Kelly) Lopykinski, Mary Ann (Paul) Reider, and Michael (Katie) Lopykinski; grandchildren, Amanda, Ethan, Owen, Grace, Kathleen, and Finnley Lopykinski and Andrew and Ella Reider; sister, Rosemary (Richard) Kuehner; niece, Denise (Donald) Seeman; and aunt, Elizabeth Gregorash. Also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Preceded in death by his parents, Anton and Mary Lopykinski; and sister, Mary Lopykinski in infancy.
Joseph owned and operated Joseph Lopykinski Builders and Twin Construction Company Inc. and was a member of Carpenters Local 174 for over 60 years. He took great pride in his carpentry work.
He was a lifelong Crest Hill resident and served as a past Alderman and Director of Public Works for the City of Crest Hill.
Joseph enjoyed fishing, wine making, woodworking, watching the Cubs, and spending time with his grandchildren.
He was a member of St. Anne’s Church, the Croatian Cultural Club, St. Joe’s Park Seniors Group, and St. Joseph Holy Name Society.
A celebration of Joseph’s life will begin on Saturday, December 30, 2017 with prayers in the funeral home chapel at 9:15 a.m. then driving in procession to St. Anne Catholic Church in Crest Hill for a Mass of Christian Burial to be held at 10:00 a.m. Interment to follow at St. Mary Nativity Catholic Cemetery in Crest Hill. Visitation will be on Friday, December 29, 2017 at Tezak Funeral Home, 1211 Plainfield Road, Joliet from 2:00 pm to 8:00 p.m.
Visit Joseph’s memorial page at:
or for information, 815-722-0524.
Arrangements entrusted to Tezak's Home to Celebrate Life