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"How could one person make such an impact on others in 61 short years? Randy's stories will live forever."

Sunday
Jan292012

Randy Schopen Memorial Benefit Saturday, March 24th

The newly formed Randy Schopen, "Give Someone A Chance", Memorial Foundation, JCF will be having a memorial benefit titled Capn's Last Call - The Tribute on Saturday, March, 24th from 3:30 PM to 11:00 PM at the Jefferson County Fair Park.  The benefit event will be a celebration of Randy's life, and a fundraiser. The event will give everyone a chance to remember all the good times, and have fun.  There will be food, beverages, entertainment, raffles, and auctions throughout the day and night. 

Schedule of Events

Silent Auction 4-8pm
4-5pm; 5:30-6:30pm; 7-8pm

Live Auction 6:30pm
Packers Tickets
Badgers Tickets
Brewers Tickets
Travel Getaways
and much, much more!

Live And Silent Auction Item Preview

Live Music 3:30pm
Two Bands
"Van Eske's" and "Variations"
Playing all of your favorites!

All proceeds from the benefit will go to the newly formed Randy Schopen "Give Someone A Chance" Memorial Foundation, JCF. The foundation's mission is to help charities and organizations that Randy supported or would have supported.

Please join us for a celebration of Randy's life and to help make his mission of helping others a continued success, for many years to come!

Saturday
Jan072012

Thank You

Randy's family would like to say thank you.  All of the help, generosity, and support has been truly unbelievable. We have, literally, received thousands of cards and letters expressing sympathy, support, gifts of masses, and sharing great memories of Randy.  It is unbelievable!  Thank you!

All of the conversations, stories, and memories shared have given us countless smiles and laughs. Thank you! 

Countless, people have helped with the funeral, Randy's estate, and his business and volunteer commitments.  Thank you!

In one month, since Randy's death, over $15,000 has been raised for the Randy Schopen Memorial Foundation.  Our family is amazed by everyone's generosity.  Besides the foundation groups and individuals have made memorials, in Randy's memory, to Tomorrow's Hope, Rainbow Hospice, Toys for Tots, and other charities. Thank you!

Since his death, Randy has been honored at numerous community events.  You can start to get a glimpse at how many lives Randy touched when a room full of people give a standing ovation at an event dedicated to Randy. Thank you!

 The two simple words "thank you," don't even begin to express the gratitude we feel, and how much easier it has been because of everyone.  We want to thank everyone who has helped, volunteered, donated, pitched in, and contributed in any way.  If there is anyone we have missed, please know that we really appreciate what you did and that your efforts didn't go unnoticed. Thank You! 

The loss of Randy was a big loss for everyone.  However, we must move forward.  That is what Randy would have wanted.  Please, help keep the memory of Randy alive by sharing a laugh, having fun, helping someone in need, and paying it forward.  In the words of Randy, "Let's not be a grump and have some fun!"

Sunday
Dec042011

Capn's Randy Schopen remembered for generosity

JOHNSON CREEK - Randall "Randy" R. Schopen, 61, of Johnson Creek, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, Dec. 4, 2011. 

He was born on Oct. 16, 1950, in Fort Atkinson, son of Ernest and Norma (Rumary) Schopen.

Randy was the owner of Capn's Steakhouse and Saloon in Fort Atkinson, Capn's Catering in Whitewater and Johnson Creek, Aranda Pickled Mushrooms, and the owner of the former Capn's Corner in Jefferson.

Randy was a member of St. Lawrence Catholic Church.

He attended St. Lawrence Catholic grade school and graduated from Jefferson High school in 1969.

He was an active and vital part of many communities in Jefferson County.

Well known for his willingness to serve countless organizations when it came to fundraising, Randy has touched countless lives.

Randy served as the past-president of the Jefferson County Tavern League, was a founding member and on the Board of Directors of Tomorrow's Hope, and held fish fries for the Fort Atkinson Relay for Life and Johnson Creek Fest.

He was a big supporter of the Jefferson Blue Devils, Jefferson County Snowmobile Alliance, Sno-Hawks Snowmobile Club, Watertown Elks Club, Fort Atkinson and Jefferson Chambers of Commerce, Wisconsin Vietnam War Memorial, Knights of Columbus, Tomorrow's Hope, University of Wisconsin Athletics, high school athletics, the local food pantries, Pheasants Forever, the state and county fair, state and county 4-H programs, Jefferson 3-mile ATV Club, and sponsored numerous athletic teams, among many others.

Randy was named the Jefferson Chamber of Commerce Ray O. Fischer Outstanding Citizen in 2001 and the Fort Atkinson Area Chamber of Commerce Small Businessperson of the Year in 2011.

He will be deeply missed by his mother, Norma of Jefferson; sister, Shari Weber of Janesville; brother, Greg Schopen of Mineral Point; niece, Angela (Jeff) Kober of Cambridge; nephews, Christopher (Suzanne) Weber of Menomonee Falls, Josh Weber of Verona, Andrew (Angela) Weber of Johnson Creek, Damon Schopen of Hartford and Dashal Schopen of Mineral Point; and great-nieces, nephews, other relatives, and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his father, Ernest, and brother-in-law, John Weber.

A memorial mass will be held at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 8, at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Jefferson, with the Rev. Thomas Coyle officiating.

A gathering time will be held at the church on Thursday, from 2 p.m. until the time of mass.

In lieu of flowers, those wishing to express sympathies through a memorial in Randy's name may direct them to the newly-created Randy Schopen Memorial Foundation,410 Olson Court, Mineral Point, WI 53565.

The Schneider Michaelis Funeral Home in Jefferson is assisting the family.

Online condolences may be made at www.schneidermichaelisfuneralhome.com.

"How could one person make such an impact on others in 61 short years. Randy stories will live forever."

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