Obituary for Wallace "Chum" L. Paprocki

Wallace "Chum" L. Paprocki

Birth Date: Feb. 14th, 1930
Date Passed: Jun. 6th, 2015


Wallace “Chum” Paprocki, age 85, of Ravenna passed away Saturday, June 6, 2015 surrounded by his loving family. Chum was born in Muskegon, MI on February 14, 1930 to the late Roman (Ray) and Gertrude (Simonis) Paprocki. He married his beloved wife, Bernice (Schwartz) on May 9, 1953 and they had three children. He served his country in the United States Army and is a veteran of the Korean War. He was a 60 year member of the Ravenna American Legion Post 297. Chum was employed by Bennett Pump in Muskegon for over 35 years, was a member of St. Catherine’s Catholic Church in Ravenna, and was a founding member of the Ravenna Conservation Club Chum was an avid fisherman and hunter and enjoyed playing baseball for many years, and he didn’t want to miss a Tigers game on TV. He also liked Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy. He and Bernice went to Gulf Shores, Alabama each winter for 16 years, which they enjoyed with many friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, brother Earl Paprocki, sister Margaret Hamilton, nephew Ray Paprocki and niece Joyce Hamilton. He will be greatly missed by his wife of 62 years, Bernice Paprocki of Ravenna, son David (Janey) Paprocki of Ravenna, daughter Karen (John) Slaby of Grand Rapids, daughter Susan (Ted) Pikaart of Fremont, grandchildren Rachel (fiancé Phil Cook) Paprocki of Rockford, Jeffrey Paprocki of Ravenna, sister Donna (John) Broton of Holton, and many nieces, nephews and friends. Mass from the Order of Christian Funerals will be celebrated on Wed., June 10, 2015 at 10:00 AM at St. Catherine’s Catholic Church in Ravenna with Father Rock Badgerow celebrant. Burial will follow at Ravenna Cemetery. The family will be at the Throop Funeral Home of Ravenna on Tuesday, June 9, 2015 from 2:00 to 4:00 PM and 6:00 to 8:00 PM with the Rosary being prayed at 8:00 PM. Memorials may be directed to St. Catherine’s Endowment Fund. Go to: www.throopfhravenna or Facebook @ Throop Funeral Home of Ravenna to sign the online guestbook. The Throop Funeral Home of Ravenna is in charge on funeral arrangements. 231-853-6511


2:00pm to 4:00pm and
6:00pm to 8:00pm on
Jun. 9th, 2015 at Throop Funeral Home of Ravenna
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10:00am on Jun. 10th, 2015 at St. Catherines Catholic Church
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1:00pm on Jun. 10th, 2015 at
Ravenna Township Cemetery
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