In memory of
James M. "Jim" Kropidlowski
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In memory of
James M. "Jim" Kropidlowski
Kropidlowski, James "Jim" M. JAMES "Jim" KROPIDLOWSKI James "Jim" Kropidlowski, age 80, died early Tuesday morning, January 10, 2017, at the Atrium Care Center in Stevens Point. He was born September 6, 1936, in Amherst, WI, and was the son of Henry and Irene Kropidlowski. He attended the local schools, graduating from P. J. Jacobs High School in l954. Jim entered the United States Army on November 23, 1954, in Milwaukee, WI, and served with Company C 185th Engineer Battalion. He was honorably discharged on November 21, 1956, at Camp Wolters, Texas. Jim participated in the Veterans Honor Flight to Washington, D.C., accompanied by son Steve, in April, 2015. His marriage to Norma "Maggie" Becotte took place on January 9, 1956, in Kansas. She preceded him in death on March 2, 2015. Jim was a barber at Jim's Barbershop on the Market Square in Stevens Point for 52 years until his retirement in 2011. Affectionately called "Mr. Krump" by the countless number of boy scouts that Jim worked with over the years, he was a member of Boy Scout Troop 298 for over 55 years, serving in many different capacities-- committee chairman. Assistant scoutmaster, chairman of numerous fund raising activities to benefit the scouts, and many other similar projects. Jim took great pride in teaching the scouts to cook during their many campouts and was also instrumental in mentoring the scouts and counseling them on merit badges. He received numerous scouting awards such as Outstanding Scouter, District Award of Merit, District Chairman's Award from Mushkodany District, Samoset Council, and received the Silver Beaver Award, the highest recognition of service to youth. Jim was a member of the Order of the Arrow. He was President of the Holy Spirit Parish Holy Name Society, sponsoring organization of the boy scouts. In this capacity, he served for years as the chairman of the Holy Name Steak Feed, a fund raising event held every year. Jim was a charter member of the Izaak Walton League for over 50 years. In lieu of flowers, memorials in Jim's name may be made to Holy Spirit Boy Scout Troop 298. Survivors include two sons; Jeff (Becky) Kropidlowski of Green Bay and Steven (Kris Harding) Kropidlowski of Stevens Point; three granddaughters; Mandy (Chris Charles) Kropidlowski, Erin (Jordan) Thayse, and Alison (Mitch) Lind all of Green Bay; three great grandchildren, Dyllan and Campbell Charles of Green Bay, Paisley Lind and future great granddaughter Lind of Green Bay; brother Kenneth Kropidlowski of Rhinelander, and many cousins, nieces and nephews. Jim was preceded in death by his wife Norma, Sister Patsy O'Keefe, and parents, Irene and Henry Kropidlowski. A Funeral Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, January 13, 2017, at Holy Spirit Catholic Church with Reverend Placid Stroik officiating. Burial will follow in the Guardian Angel Cemetery. Family and friends may call from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. Thursday at the Pisarski Funeral Home in Stevens Point and from 9:30 a.m. Friday at Holy Spirit Church until the time for Mass. There will be a parish rosary at 7:00 p.m. Thursday evening at the Funeral Home. Pisarski Funeral Homes is proud to be serving the family. The Pisarski Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family. Online condolences may be sent by visiting
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