Sopcak, Mark A., Freeland, Michigan


Loving Husband, Father and Grandfather passed away unexpectedly Saturday morning July 11, 2015 at Covenant Health Care-Cooper in Saginaw, MI at the age of 57 years. Mark was born December 18, 1957 in Saginaw, MI to the late John B. Sopcak and Mary S. Cardinal, Mark has resided in this area his whole life. Mark was a member of the Freeland Assembly of God Church in which he was active as a deacon. Mark was a member of the Saginaw Field and Stream Club, he was an avid hunter and fisherman, loved the Detroit Tigers and he was always willing to lend a helping hand to anyone who needed it. Mark loved spending time with his family, especially the grandchildren. He also enjoyed putting together big jigsaw puzzles. Mark was a machine builder/repairman for many years, he also loved to learn, by teaching himself 3-D Cad and tinkering on things. On September 10, 1977 Mark married Yvonne L. Dowis, she survives him. Also surviving are his three children; Rhianna Sopcak of Midland, Shanna (Travis) Brack of Holland, MI, Mark D. (Amy) Sopcak of Midland and Ralph (Saskia) Panzer of Germany. Nine grandchildren; Lauren, Barend, Andrew, Juniper, Tiller, Adah, Kalina, Mara and Sophia. His mother; Mary S. Sopcak of Saginaw, brothers and sisters; John Sopcak of Saginaw, David (Carol) Sopcak of Reese, Paul (Marcia) Sopcak of Saginaw, Stephen Sopcak of Mt. Horeb, WI, JulieAnna Sopcak of Saginaw, Matthew (Sarah) Sopcak of Saginaw and Mary Kay (Robert) Schmidt of Saginaw. Also surviving are special friends; Rick (Mary) Short of Freeland, Bruce (Connie) Gutzmann of Midland and Mark (Pat) Houpt of Phoenix, AZ. His father; John B. Sopcak and a niece; Heidi Sopcak have predeceased Mark. Funeral and committal services will be held on Wednesday July 15, 2015 at 11 a.m. at the Freeland Assembly of God Church. Rev. Tom Wirtz will officiate. Burial will follow in Westside Cemetery in Freeland. Friends may call at the Cunningham/Taylor Funeral Home, 310 E. Washington St., Freeland, on Tuesday from 2-8 p.m. and at the church on Wednesday from 10 a.m. until time of service. Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider the Cartwright Hospice Residence of Saginaw, the Freeland Assembly of God Church or the donor’s favorite charity. www.cunninghamtaylorfh.com