CALUMET - Hubert "Chuck" Chopp, 96, of Calumet, passed away early Wednesday morning, March 4, 2014, at Aspirus Keweenaw Hospital.
He was born on October 25, 1917 in Copper City, a son of Anton and Natalia (Ozanich) Chopp. Hubert attended the local schools and graduated from Calumet High School. He was a veteran of WWII having served as Master Sergeant in supply and transportation with the US Army. He was a leader at the CCC Camp Gogebic. He worked at Vertin's Department Store, FritoLay as a route salesman and Fraki's Market.
He was united in marriage to Agnes Petitte on May 9, 1945. He was a member of St. Paul the Apostle Church in Calumet and the American Legion and Disabled American Veterans.
"Chuck" was an accomplished baseball player, where he roamed the outfield for South Range and Hancock. He also played hockey, was an avid bowler, and enjoyed watching baseball, hockey, football and golf.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Anton, Joseph, Svetko, and Julius; and two sisters, Frances and Mary.
Surviving are his wife, Agnes; son, Larry Chopp of Calumet; as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins.
A funeral mass for Mr. Chopp will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 8, 2014, in the St. Paul the Apostle Church in Calumet. Fr. Mupparathara will officiate.
Friends may call at the Erickson-Crowley-Peterson Funeral Home on Friday, March 7, 2014, from 4 to 7 PM with a Prayer Service to be held at 7 p.m.
Spring burial will be in the Lake View Cemetery with the Copper Country Veterans Association holding military honors.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at ericksoncrowleypeterson.com.