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Sharon Koplitz

May 27, 1943 — June 16, 2021

Wausau

Sharon A. Koplitz, 78, Wausau, died Wednesday, June 16, 2021 at Aspirus Wausau Hospital.

Sharon was born May 27, 1943 in Wausau to the late Buster and Shirley (Hodge) Janz.  She met Jim Koplitz as a teenager and the two were sweethearts throughout high school at Wausau East, uniting in marriage on June 10, 1961 at St. Michael’s Catholic Church.  The couple was blessed with four children: Michael, Steven, Brian and Michele.  Throughout the years, Sharon worked in the shipping department for Connor Forest Inductries as well as the floral departments of Trigs, Pick N Save and Krueger Floral.

Sharon was a wonderful wife and mother who loved everybody and was easy to talk to.  She had a very strong work ethic and helped to pass that along to her children along with her good cooking (especially her potato salad and spaghetti & meatballs).  In her free time, Sharon enjoyed snowmobiling during the winters with family and was a member of the Wausau Antique Auto Club.

Sharon is survived by her beloved husband of 60 years, Jim; son, Brian; daughter-in-law, Laura Koplitz; granddaughter, Amanda (Jeff) Sarauer; sister, Donna Janz and extended family and friends.  She is preceded in death by 3 of her children, Steven, Michele Bonnell and Michael.

The memorial service for Sharon will be at 11:00 AM on Tuesday, June 29, 2021 at Helke Funeral Home (302 Spruce Street, Wausau).  Rev. Msgr. Mark Pierce will officiate.  Visitation will be from 9:00 AM until the time of service at the funeral home on Tuesday.  Helke Funeral Home is assisting the family with the arrangements; you may sign our family guestbook at helke.com.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the family.

The family would like to recognize the Wausau Police and Fire Dept. EMS for their prompt and diligent care for Sharon.  They would also like to extend their heartfelt appreciation to Sharon’s longtime caregiver, Deb Coleman, for her years of compassionate care.

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Sharon Koplitz, please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

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Visitation

Tuesday, June 29, 2021

9:00 - 11:00am (Central time)

Helke Funeral Home and Cremation Service

302 Spruce St, Wausau, WI 54401

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Memorial Service

Tuesday, June 29, 2021

Starts at 11:00am (Central time)

Helke Funeral Home and Cremation Service

302 Spruce St, Wausau, WI 54401

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