Louis ‘Jerry’ Konopinski, of Niles

July 13, 1943 — March 23, 2020

Louis “Jerry” Gerald Konopinski, 76, of Niles, passed away on Monday, March 23, 2020, at Creekside Village in Mishawaka.

The family will receive limited guests from 10 a.m. until time of funeral service at 11 a.m. Friday, March 27, 2020, at Clark Chapel, 405 Center St., Dowagiac. Burial to follow at Riverside Cemetery, in Dowagiac.

Those wishing to leave an online condolence may do so at clarkch.com.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to the Dowagiac Union Schools Foundation.

Jerry was born July 13, 1943, in Dowagiac, to Louis and Alvina (Schultz) Konopinski.

He graduated from Dowagiac High School, class of 1961.

Jerry worked for K&M Tool & Die as a machinist for more than 40 years before retiring. Jerry enjoyed amateur radio, with the call sign “KW8E.” He also spent time flying radio-controlled airplanes. You could often find Jerry outdoors, riding his motorcycle, driving his convertible or boating. Most of all, he enjoyed spending time with his family at family gatherings and attending various events for his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Jerry is survived by his children, Scott (Karen) Konopinski, Tonja (Brian) Ambrose and Rob (Andrea) Konopinski from his marriage to Brenda Scott (Bergemann); his grandchildren, Jennifer (Chad) Bonner, Matthew Konopinski, Nate R. Konopinski, Logan Ambrose, Lucas Konopinski, Alex Konopinski and Drew Konopinski; his great-grandchildren, Natalie Bonner, Kendall Bonner and Jordan Konopinski; and his brothers, Chuck (Lynn) Konopinski and Mike Konopinski.

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