NORMA F. SCHOPEN, age 98 of Johnson Creek, passed away on Thursday May 7, 2020 in Watertown. She was born on July 6, 1921 in Fort Atkinson to Ralph and Theresa (Gilsky) Rumary. She married Ernest Schopen on October 13, 1943 in Fort Atkinson. He preceded her in death on August 21, 2002.
Norma worked as a beautician at Dorothy’s Salon in Fort Atkinson. She was a homemaker and loved to cook and bake for her family. Norma always thought everyone had room for “just one more piece”, and she would shoot you a look if you tried to decline. Christmas Eve was the biggest night of the year, and preparations for it began in early May. She enjoyed shopping and was well known for her love of chocolate. Norma’s family was first and foremost in her life, especially spending time with her grandchildren.
She is survived by her family; daughter Shari Weber of Fort Atkinson and son Greg (Jeane) Schopen of Tomahawk, WI; grandchildren Christopher (Suzanne) Weber, Joshua (Pia) Weber, Andrew (Angela) Weber, Angela (Jeff) Kober, Damon (Jeroen) Schopen, Dashal (Kaylee) Schopen; and great-grandchildren John, Lauren, Natalie, Morgan, Ben, John Paul, Finnley and Myah.
Norma was preceded in death by her husband, Ernest, son Randall Schopen, two brothers and two sisters.
Due to the current pandemic, a private family service will take place on Wednesday, May 13, 2020 at St. Lawrence Catholic Church in Jefferson. Burial will follow in the parish cemetery. A celebration of life will take place at a later date.
Memorials can be made in Norma’s name to the Randy Schopen Foundation and St. Lawrence Catholic Church, Jefferson.