Peter Schopen Sr., a former Orkin manager and owner of Mid Central Pest Control, Algonquin, Ill., died in his sleep Aug. 12, after a two-year bout with leukemia.
After working for Orkin for three years and becoming one of the founding members of the $100,000 Sales Club, Schopen, 69, founded Mid Central in 1974. Today it’s run by his son Drake; son Pete Jr. is founder and president of Schopen Pest Solutions, and is the “Start-Up Diaries” columnist for Pest Management Professional (PMP) magazine.
The PMP staff sends its condolences to Schopen’s family, friends and colleagues. Memorial information is pending confirmation.