Clipped From Ironwood Daily Globe
clubrooms Associated the a of the Former City Official Dies Adult Wars MARTIN A. KOPNICK Martin Andrew Kopnick, 83, 223 Balsam St., died Wednesday afternoon at Grand View Hospital, where he had been admitted last Friday. Mr. Kopnick was born in Ironwood Oct. 22, 1888 and lowing his school here attended and graduated from Ferris Institute, Big Rapids, in 1912. He returned to Ironwood and began work for the Oliver Iron Co., serving as assistant to the late Supt. D. Sutherland and chief clerk under Henry Rowe. He also worked under Frank Miller as public relations and later in the workmen's | compensation department and assistant safety inspector underground. He retired in 1955 when Pickand Mathers Co. over operations. On Aug. 8, 1961, he was appointed to the city planning commission, and held that office until February, 1964, when he was appointed as city commissioner to fill the vacancy created by Kenneth McDonald who resigned. He held that position until 1969. Mr. Kopnick was an active Kiwanis Club member and originated the Norrie Park project. In 1959, he was named Man of the Year. He is survived by several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Mrs. Schmidt, in May, 1967. Funeral services will be held at 9 Saturday morning at Holy Trinity Catholic Church with Rev. Matthew Nyman officiating. Interment will be in Riverside Cemetery. The McKevitt Kershner Funeral Home will open to friends for visitation at 5 Friday afternoon and liturgical prayers will oe said there at 7:30 that evening. Those wishing to may make contributions in his name to Boys Town in Nebraska.