John Alan Kopke age 71 of Alanson, passed away surrounded by family on April 23rd, 2018 in Petoskey, MI. He was born on May 29th, 1946 in Brighton, MI to Sylvester and Viola Kopke. He married Linda Sisler May 13th, 1972 in Plymouth, MI. John attended Cody High school followed by 2 years in the Army. He moved to Alanson, MI and built a home on Burt Lake with his family and friends. He loved family, fishing, boating, camping, sports, snowmobiling and repairing cars.
He was preceded in death by his brothers Dale and David. He is survived by wife Linda, sons Bryan (Sonali Soral Kopke) and Matthew, grandchildren Kaiden and Kaiya, sisters Pauline, Barbara, Joanne, and brother Mark.
A memorial service will take place Friday, April 27, at 11:00 a.m. from Epsilon United Methodist, Petoskey, MI. Visitation will begin at 10:00 a.m. until the time of services. Epsilon United Methodist church, 8251 East Mitchell, Petoskey, MI 49770. In lieu of flowers, memorial contribution may be made to the family.