Obituary: Gary Coppenger
Gary Coppenger, 72, of Rhinelander, died Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013. He was born Dec. 29, 1940, in Rhinelander to Edward and Genevieve (Reno) Coppenger. He is survived by his wife, Roselee Coppenger, of Rhinelander; a daughter, Jerin (Michael) McRath of Rosemount, Minn.; sons Trent (Roxanne) Coppenger of Rhinelander, Tal (Colleen) Coppenger of Appleton, Mark (Michelle) Bennett of Fremont and Eric (Sherri) Bennett of Rhinelander; a daughter-in-law, Molly Bennett of Reno, Nev.; and 12 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Scott Bennett; a brother, Edward “Bud” Coppenger; and a sister, Mary Benda. Mr. Coppenger served on the Board of Headwaters Inc. and also served on the Rhinelander Library Board. He was a lifetime member of the Hodag Sports Club and was a member and sponsor of Ducks Unlimited. A memorial service will be held at noon Monday, Oct. 14, at Carlson Funeral Home with Deacon Ron Bosi officiating. Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until the time of service at the funeral home. In lieu of other expressions of sympathy, the family suggests support of a memorial in Gary’s name for the benefit of Headwaters Inc.