PAULDING -- James Michael Konopka, 56, died Friday, November 23, 2012, at the ProMedica Defiance Regional Medical Center, Defiance, Ohio.
He was born August 1, 1956, in Paulding, the son of Michael P. and Emma Elizabeth (Russell) Konopka. On June 11, 1997, he married Loraine M. Emens, who survives.
He is also survived by five brothers, Robert (Deb) Konopka of Bluffton, Ohio, Thomas Konopka of Monroe, Mich., William Konopka of Belleville, Mich., Ralph (Sue) Konopka of Wayne, Mich., and Richard (Joyce) Konopka, Flemingsburg, Ky.; three sisters, Kathryn Dorsett of Colmesneil, Texas, Martha (H. Greg) Evans of Fairfield, Calif., and Barbara Konopka, Paulding; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Dorothy M. Konopka.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, December 1, at Den Herder Funeral Home, Paulding. Burial will be at a later date. Visitation will be one hour prior to services.
Donations may be made to American Diabetes Society or a charity of the donor's choice. Online condolences may be sent to www.denherderfh.com.