John (Jack) M. Pociopa, entered eternal life on November 12th, 2020 peacefully, with his wife by his side. He was born on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 25th, 1953 to Marguerite “Peggy” Konop/Pociopa & Edward J. “Ed” Pociopa, in Brown deer, WI. He was raised in Spruce, WI. Where he helped tend bar for many years. He graduated from Oconto Falls High school, Class of 1971. Attended University of Oshkosh, and then joined the Navy, graduated boot camp in Great Lakes IL., stationed in Alberta, Georgia. He went to Camp Pendleton, California, where he was honorable discharge as a hospital corpsman. Jack attended UWGB and received his degree in respiratory therapy. He worked at St. Vincent’s hospital, where he met his loving wife Christine Pociopa, through a mutual friend “Govey”
Lizanksy. Jack then spent several years alongside his brother-in-law Fred “Kim” Marquardt, selling insurance, where he met another lifetime friend Scott Lambert.
He worked over 30+ yrs through Merger & Acquisitions, when he retired from Lincare, on December 31, 2019. Always the Loyal Packer fan, he attended many games. Jack enjoyed going up to Tom & Linda Blazers “lounge “for the games. Loved fishing, cooking, always remembered for his amazing holiday feast he prepared, and his dill pickles, and home-made sauerkraut. He was an amazing pool player and won many trophies. Jack was Amazing Man. He lived for his family. His favorite place was Minocqua, WI. where he vacationed and fished with his family.
Survived by his wife of 39 yrs, children, Eric Boulanger, Phillip & Sam Pociopa, Leah& Kenneth Kelly, Alex Pociopa, two young men who were like sons to him Anthony Vines, Ralph Ross, and niece Carma-sue Metoxen,
Grandchildren, Alliana, Zander, Odin, Yulia, Izabell, Legend, Benjamin, Emmett, Jax,
Survived by his brother and sisters, Kim (Fred)Marquardt, Jill (Tom) Milheiser, James (Heather) Pociopa, God daughter, Amanda (David) Nelson, Niece’s, Kaycee (Jake) Dolhun, Joel Milheiser, Charissa (Josh) Steppe. Nephew’s, Josh (Angela) Marquardt, Justin Marquardt, Aunt Patsy Chandek, The Smith Family; Paul, Vernon, and Wesley, Joyce (Raymond) Johnson, Brucie Benson, and the Hooyman Family. lifetime Navy buddies John Densin, Robert Smith, K.P.
Preceded in death, by his parents, infant brother David, grandparents Louis and Dora (Kowalczyk) Pociopa, William and Emma (Housner) Konop. Uncle Al Chandek, Gloria, and Wally Barrett. Close friend Govey Lizanksy, sister-in-law Caroline-sue Van Enkenvoort, niece Kristal Toris-Smith. Loved by many and will be greatly missed. No service will be held at this time. Ryan Funeral Home, De Pere is assisting the family with arrangements.