Beams Funeral Home


Gregory James Lopshire

March 8, 1955November 11, 2020
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Gregory James Lopshire, age 65, of Jimmerson Lake, Angola, Indiana, passed away on Wednesday, November 11, 2020 at home following his brief illness.

Greg was born on March 8, 1955 in Fort Wayne, Indiana to Edward and Ellen (France) Lopshire.

He graduated from Fort Wayne Bishop Dwenger High School in 1973.

Greg married Denise Davis on August 11, 1984 in Angola, Indiana.

Greg was currently working as the yard manager at Dry Dock Marine Center in Angola, Indiana. He formerly worked for Dana-Spicer in Fort Wayne for 35 years in skilled trades.

He attended the Nevada Mills United Methodist Church, Angola, Indiana.

Over the course of his life, Greg enjoyed many activities, especially those including water, and being with his family and friends. He was active for many years and met his wife through performing in water-ski shows with the Lake James Sports Club. He also enjoyed white-water rafting, snow-skiing, hiking, biking, woodworking, and in general, being outside in nature.

One of Greg's greatest pleasures came from watching and coaching, not only his own son and daughter in their sports, but also with the local youth sports programs.

Survivors include his wife Denise Lopshire of Jimmerson Lake, Angola, Indiana, children, Joel Lopshire and Katelin Lopshire of Jimmerson Lake, Angola, Indiana, his parents, Edward and Ellen Lopshire of Jimmerson Lake, Angola, Indiana, a sister, Margaret (Garry) Frazier of Columbia City, Indiana, his mother and father-in law, Marjorie and Ardell Davis of Fremont, Indiana, a nephew, Christopher Frazier of Columbia City, Indiana, a niece, Jessica (Tom) Woods of London, England, and great nephews, Ian, Zachary, Collin, and Oliver.

Calling hours will be held from 2 pm until 4 pm Sunday, November 15, 2020 at Beams Funeral Home, Fremont, Indiana.

Due to the Pandemic a Private Funeral Services will be held. Rev. Tracy Zimmerman will officiate the service.

Burial will follow at Jamestown Cemetery, Fremont, Indiana.

Due to Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb's Executive Order only up to 50 people will be allowed into the funeral home at a time with facial mask and social distancing requirements in place.

Memorial donations in his memory may be directed to the Community Humane Shelter of Steuben County or to the Steuben County Cancer Association.

Condolences may be sent online at


  • Community Humane Shelter of Steuben County
  • Steuebn County Cancer Association



  • Visitation

    Sunday, November 15, 2020


  • Private Funeral Service


Gregory James Lopshire

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Dave Garvin

November 15, 2020

Dear Greg, what joy it was to be around you. I would always walk away thinking my god what a nice nice guy!! You made us all kinder people for sure. I’ll miss you my friend. Ski on! Love ya,

Jennifer Wensink

November 15, 2020

Denise, So very sorry for your tremendous loss. May God comfort you with blessed memories and love.

Jeanie Park Estrp

November 14, 2020

Denise, so sorry to read this. When you think you can now do things together, life throws you a curve. My husband of 7 years passed away in March and you find life is just not the same. Praying for God’s comfort during this time of grieving.

Joyce Hill

November 14, 2020

Denise, I am so sorry for your lose. You and your family have my sympathy and prayers.

Mike and Lisa Herndon

November 14, 2020

We are sorry for the loss of Greg. He was a genuine, kind man and an incredible role model. His legacy is very apparent in Joel and Katie. Cherish that.

Denise you were blessed with a great man who is waiting for all of you. The reunion in heaven is something to hang on to as a security during this time.

Our prayers are with you all

Garry & Marge Frazier

November 14, 2020

A person who is there when you need him;
Someone who picks you up when you fall;
A person who sticks up for you when no one else will; a brother is always a friend
Our Greg

Richard Rupp

November 13, 2020

We are greatly saddened by the loss of our friend and neighbor, Greg Lopshire. His friendly manner, love of life and kindness toward us all serves as an example of how the life is best lived. Our thoughts are also to his family whom we have had the privilege of living near for nearly twenty years. As always we are ready to give assistance to Denise and her family in any way we can. May Greg rest in peace. Dick and Sue Rupp

Susie Preston

November 13, 2020

Denise, Katie, and Joel,

I am so sorry to hear about Greg. I always enjoyed seeing you all at church. I remember you all as such a sweet and lovely family. I know there are no words that I could say to lessen the pain of your loss, but please know you are, and will continue to be, in my thoughts and prayers.

Susie (Graham) Preston

Bill and Cheryl Bitzer

November 13, 2020

So very sorry to see the passing of Greg.We always enjoyed talking to him at Joel and Seth’s games.Are prayers for all the family.

Jon and Sally Welter

November 13, 2020

Sally and I send our deepest sympathies to Denise, Joel and Katie. We will miss a great man and father and husband, who raised two wonderful children.
Love to all the family
Jon and Sally