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Kenneth C. Kopsell, 74

Kenneth C. Kopsell, 74, of Woodstock and Apache Junction, Ariz., passed away peacefully on July 7, 2023, with his family by his side. 

A 1967 graduate of Huntley High School, Ken was a proud veteran, having served as an aircraft repair mechanic during the Vietnam War. Following that, Ken worked as a mechanic for Illinois Bell and earned his associate degree before turning to farming full time. He was an avid reader who stayed up nights to read anything he could find – including his daughters’ school books. 

Ken loved to ride his Harley-Davidson motorcycle around McHenry County and cross-country, often with his wife, Kris, on the back; they were married 54 years on June 29. 

Ken is survived by his wife, Kris; daughters, Kari of McHenry, Kim (Chris) Strout of Charlotte, N.C., and Kelli (Troy) Bunker of Mesa, Ariz.; sisters, Kathryn (Bob) Hendricks of Marengo and Nancy Ewing of Crystal Lake; numerous nieces and nephews; and six loving grandchildren. 

He is preceded in death by his parents, Clarence and Eldoris Kopsell, and sisters, Evelyn Kopsell and Joyce Oerkfitz. 

Visitation will be held Monday, July 17, 2023, from 1 p.m. until 5 p.m. with a service at 4:30 p.m. at Schneider, Leucht, Merwin & Cooney Funeral Home, 1211 N. Seminary Ave., Woodstock, IL 60098.

Burial will be private.

For information, call the Schneider, Leucht, Merwin & Cooney Funeral Home at 815-338-1710 or see the website at

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