Charles D. “Chuck” Konopacky, 56, Custer, died Wednesday, June 13, 2012, at his home.
Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Pisarski Community Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 2911 Plover Road, Plover, with the Rev. William Christiansen officiating.
Visitation will be at the funeral home in Plover from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday and again from 9 a.m. Saturday until the services.
Condolences may be offered online at www.pisarskifuneralhome.com.
A memorial in his name will be established at a later date.
Mr. Konopacky was born July 24, 1955, in Stevens Point, a son of Hilda “Gerri” (Mansavage) Konopacky and the late Karl Konopacky.
He graduated from Pacelli High School in 1973. He attended the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater (UW-W) and obtained a police science degree from North Central Technical Institute in Wausau.
He was married to Susan Higgins on Sept. 27, 1980, at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church.
He was employed by the Stevens Point Police Department, then worked for UW-Stevens Point Security Department and most recently at St. Michael’s Hospital (O.R. Dept.) for 23 years before becoming disabled in 2002.
He was a member of Ducks Unlimited, 12 Apostles Musky Club, Rocky Mountain Elks Foundation and the Turkey Federation.
He received the Governor Certificate of Appreciation in 1976 while he was a police officer for his efforts saving a man who had fallen into the Wisconsin River.
Survivors include his wife; his mother; one sister, Lynda Konopacky, Waupaca; two brothers, William, Stevens Point, and James (Jamie), Plover.
He was also preceded in death by one brother, Richard.