George Schoppe

Obituary of George Schoppe

George “Jerry” Schoppe went to his heavenly home on Saturday, August 26, 2017 surrounded by his family and his beloved dogs Cinnamon and Sugar. 

Jerry retired from the Army after serving 20 years of service protecting his Country.  He was a life member of VFW Cantigny Post 367 serving as Commander  four times, Chaplin three times and VFW District Commander of the 18th District.  He loved being a part of the VFW it was as much a part of him as a member of his own family.  He was also member of American Legion 1080 and the Plainfield Moose.  He retired from the Department of Corrections after 20 years of service in 2007 as a corrections officer and supply supervisor at Stateville Correctional Center.

Preceded in death by his parents George (Marion) Schoppe, wife Barbara ( nee White) Schoppe and grandson Eric Schoppe.

 Jerry is survived by his wife Cindra “Cindy” Schoppe; two sons Gerald (Vicky Novero) Schoppe and Bob (Beverly) Carrington; two daughters, Michelle (Dwayne) Dupre and Susan (Thomas) Christensen.   Four granddaughters Christina (Martin Pawlak) Leary, Nancy Carrington, Mandy (Kaitlin) Turner, Madison Schoppe; six grandsons Ryan, Brandon, Jason, Evan Schoppe, Richie Carrington and Sean Deaton. Two stepdaughters, Jennifer Becker and Rhonda Thompson. Two step granddaughters Caressa Dillon and Michelle Thompson.  Two step grandsons Douglas Thompson and Colton Peal.  Two great grandchildren Alex Leary and Merrika Dillon.  

Funeral services for George “Jerry” Schoppe will be Wednesday, August 30, 2017 at the Fred C. Dames Funeral Home, 3200 Black at Essington Rds., Joliet at 10:00 a.m. Rev. Art Finley officiating.  Interment will take place at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery where full military honors will be conducted under the auspices of the United States Army. In lieu of flowers memorials to the Will County Humane Society in his name would be appreciated.  Visitation will be Tuesday from 4:00 until 8:00 p.m. For more information please call (815) 741-5500 or visit his Memorial Tribute at