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Chapel Lawn Funeral Home & Memorial Gardens

8178 Cline Avenue, Crown Point, IN

OBITUARY

Jim Oprisko

June 3, 1954July 21, 2020

James "Jim" Edward Oprisko, age 66, of Schererville, IN passed away on Tuesday, July 21, 2020. He was born to the late Nicholas Andrew and Theresa Jane (Houldson) Oprisko in East Chicago, IN on June 3, 1954. On January 21, 2006, he married Rose Schiller in Dyer, IN; she survives.

There is so much to say about Jim. He was a big Chicago White Sox and Chicago Bears fan. He loved the Caribbean beaches and taking Windjammer cruises. This is were he met Rose and many other great friends. He spent a lot of time watching movies of all genre's, comedy shows and the cooking channels. He could always come up with a quote at the most appropriate times. His family and friends will always remember his great stories. He travelled to many parts of the world and has many, many pictures of his adventures. He did pick up the nick name “flash” along the way

He leaves behind his wonderful wife, Rose M. Oprisko of 14 years; two sons, Eric Oprisko, Andy Oprisko and his fiancé, Erin Ciszczon; step children: Shane Schiller (Colleen Costello and her children Vivian and Tina), Cheryl Schiller (Jochen Rauch); grandchildren, Jaxen, Sam, and Noah Rauch; two sisters, Jana (Earl) Abshire and Nikki (Jay) Bonnell; along with many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

Due to COVID-19 the family will have a private celebration of life to honor Jim. Please leave kind words of remembrance below on his special page.

Never forget to smile as big as Jim always did.

Services

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Tim Price

July 31, 2020

It's always sad when you hear of a good person passing. I will always remember his golden insite and listening to his travel stories and experiences. Jim was a good man who helped to shape young safety professionals.
God be with your family!

Rich Waugh

July 31, 2020

I worked with Jim for many years and he was always the best person that you could have worked with...I will miss his smile and good nature...Thanks for all of your help and insite Jim...RIP.

Al and Kathy Bourgeault

July 27, 2020

We were so fortunate to have travelled with Jim and Rose to Costa Rica. Jim was always up for anything be it ride horses up a mountain and go zip lining down, walk in the rain forest or take a boat ride to an old prison. I'm not sure if this was the first time he was called "Flash" but we thought we were pretty funny calling him "Flash" for his incessant picture taking! Despite being a little annoyed for the picture taking we were very happy with all the great pictures we ended up with. Jim was such a sweet, happy guy and he loved "his Rose"! Thank you Jim for taking care of our little Canadian friend. We will miss you, Jim. And I will miss your photo bombing of our zoom meetings! Much love and condolences from us -- Al and Kathy

james bendinelli

July 27, 2020

My condolence to Jim's family, may he rest in peace an God Bless.

Horizon Bank Crown Point

July 27, 2020

We will miss Jim coming in and sharing stories of his grandchildren, children and Rose. He showed us many photos of his wonderful trips and always had something nice to say to the staff. We will all miss his big smile and wonderful personality.

Margo and Joe Hynek

July 27, 2020

Rose:
Thoughts are with you and your family from us during this time. I will miss my friend. Jim was a funny guy and always made you laugh.

LINDA FETLA

July 27, 2020

Eric I am so sorry for your loss...so sorry for you, your brother and ALL your family. I never knew your dad..but I am Jennifer's mom Linda...Carson Family. PRAYERS to you Eric and your family...He will never REALLY leave you...and his memory will remain forever...HUGS

Kent Bowman

July 26, 2020

Eric and Andy it’s been too many years since your dad and I were together. We did connect not to long ago on Facebook and had plans to get together the next time I was in the area. So sorry that never happened. My years spent with him and you guys are some of my favorite memories. My thoughts and prayers are with both of you. Your dad was a wonderful man and friend. Love Kent

Frank and Joyce Filipovitz

July 26, 2020

So very sorry to get this news. Jim was a great neighbor and an outstanding friend when we lived next to him and his wonderful family in Schererville. His warm smile and engaging personality made him always a real joy to see. We wish the entire Oprisko family our deepest sympathies on their loss. Please know that we will keep you all and especially Jim in our thoughts and prayers.
With sympathy,
Frank and Joyce Filipovitz

Joe O'Brien

July 26, 2020

My first memory of Jim was in Oil Movement, summer of 1980, I think. He was a maintenance supervisor and I was a green engineer. He broke his leg playing softball so he was put in my office working on equipment files. He was so bored, he would get up, hobble to the doorway and make snide comments to anyone in the hallway. Nothing was off limits to him; he just wanted the entertainment of seeing people’s reactions. Some years later, I was his superintendent and he would call me late in the afternoon with an emergency situation at 4C Treating Plant. I would come out of my office running to start arranging overtime shifts for repairs. When I got to the planner’s office, Jim would be sitting there laughing that I took the bait, hook, line and sinker.

Jim made a positive impact everywhere he was assigned. Our final assignment together was on the new Coker project. He was my field safety lead and with his leadership, the project set numerous safety records. Rest in peace Jim.

FROM THE FAMILY

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