James Leon Weiskopff, age 97, of Mansfield, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, March 14, 2023, at his residence with family by his side. He shared 62 years of marriage with Grace Marie (Bennett) Weiskopff, prior to her passing in 2008. Born January 11, 1926, in Covington, he was the son of the late Ernest Floyd and Velma Maude (Knowlton) Weiskopff.
Jim proudly served his country in the United States Army during World War II, having served a short time in Patton’s 9th Armored Division. His greatest passion was dairy farming, as owner of the Weisko Valley Farm, he served with the Dairy Herd Improvement Association, among several other Dairy Farmer organizations. He was also a member of the Veterans of Foreign War, Veterans Affairs, Disabled American Veterans, Oddfellows, Grange and American Legion.
Jim was a lifelong member of the Covington Church of Christ, where he sang in the choir, served on the Sunday School Association, and occasionally filled in as a lay minister. He and his wife were members of the Grand Canyon Camping Club and enjoyed attending and calling square dances. Jim volunteered with hospice for 20 years and was inducted into the Tioga County Hall of Fame for voting in every election for 50 straight years. He continued his service within the Covington area as a member of the Putnam Township School Board, the Conservation Office, and assisted with the local Boy Scouts group. Jim’s favorite past time was simply visiting with people and he was well known for being quick to help anyone in need.
Left to cherish his memory are his children, Jim (JoAnn) Weiskopff, of Mansfield, Linda C. (Thomas) Andrews, of Middlebury Center, Matthew S. (Cindy) Weiskopff, of Covington, LuAnn (Mike) Saxton, of Horseheads, Bennett J. Weiskopff, of Mansfield, Naomi M. Harris, of Blossburg, and Wendy (Lou) Southard, of Covington; 19 grandchildren, 34 great grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and many dear friends.
In addition to his parents and beloved wife, Grace, Jim was preceded in death by his son, Christopher Lee Weiskopff, and three sisters, Marie, Mary and Ruth.
In memory of Jim’s wish for more people to get involved with hospice, memorial donations can be made in his name to either, Supportive and Palliative Care,
UPMC Wellsboro, 32-36 Central Ave., 3rd Floor, Wellsboro, PA 16901, or the Covington Church of Christ, 2225 N. Williamson Road, Covington, PA 16917.
Family and friends are invited to pay their respects on Saturday, March 18, 2023, from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m., at the Covington Church of Christ, 2225 N. Williamson Road, Covington, PA 16917. Jim’s funeral service will immediately follow viewing hours at the church, 1:00 p.m., with Pastor Kathy Hindman officiating. He will be laid to rest with his wife in the Gray Cemetery, Covington. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Wilston-Currie Funeral Home, Mansfield, www.wilstoncurriefh.com.