Jerry James Vopat (1950-2018)

Jerry James Vopat passed away Thursday, April 5, 2018 at his Mosaic home in Ellsworth, Kan. at the age of 67.  

He was born on April 27, 1950 in Ellsworth to Frank G. and Marie J. (Janda) Vopat. He grew up on the farm and always loved helping to take care of the animals, especially the baby pigs, and had a special fondness for his favorite “Yorkie.” He was a member of the St. Ignatius Loyola Parish in Kanopolis, Kan., enjoyed watching his favorite television shows, and being with family and friends whenever he had the opportunity. He had a very close relationship with his Grandpa Frank Janda whom he always knew as “Papa.” Having lived for 32 years under the wonderful care of Mosaic in Ellsworth, they too became a loving family, and supportive friends, of Jerry’s.
Jerry is survived by his brother, Frank E. Vopat, of Wichita, and his sisters, Linda M. Weber of Wilson and Jody Thomas of Terra Haute, Ind., and numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces  and great-nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Marie Vopat.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 10, at the St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church in Wilson. Burial will follow in the St. Wenceslaus Catholic Cemetery.  
Visitation will be from 3 to 8 p.m.  Monday at the Plumer-Overlease Funeral Home, Wilson, with Prayer Vigil beginning at 7 p.m.
Memorials are suggested to Mosaic and may be sent in care of Plumer-Overlease Funeral Home, P.O. Box 533, Wilson, Kan. 67490.  
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