John Henry Poppe, age 83 of Crofton, Nebraska, died on Wednesday, August 2, 2017 at the Good Samaritan Society in Bloomfield, Nebraska.
Mass of Christian Burial will be on Saturday, August 5, 2017 at 10:30 am at the St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in Crofton, Nebraska with Rev. Timothy Podroza officiating. Burial of his cremated remains will be in the St. Rose of Lima Cemetery in Crofton at a later date. Visitation with his body present will be on Friday from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm with a Vigil Service at 7:00 pm at the church. Visitation will begin at 9:30 am on Saturday at the church.
Pallbearers will be his grandchildren, Kasi Haberman, Jamie Bauch, Tyler Steffen, Rebecca Steffen, Josh Poppe, Dustin Poppe, Joey Poppe, Nick Poppe, Rob Poppe, Ryan Poppe, Zak Poppe, Neil Poppe, Jay Poppe, Gina Fombelle, Danny Koletzky and Dusty Koletzky.
John was born on June 5, 1934 on the family farm west of Crofton to George and Emma (Einneman) Poppe. He farmed with his dad, brother, Raymond and Uncle Carl in his early years. John married Beatrice Foxhoven on June 8, 1955 in Constance, Nebraska. In 1960 they bought their farm west of Crofton. They moved into Crofton in 1994 but John stayed active on the farm all of his life as farming was his passion.
John was a member of the St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in Crofton and enjoyed playing cards.
John is survived by his wife of 62 years, Beatrice Poppe of Crofton; 5 children, Gary and Karen Poppe of Crofton; Barb and Todd Steffen of Crofton; Dave Poppe and Kellie Koletzky of Yankton, SD; Ken Poppe of Crofton; Ron and Peggy Poppe of Crofton; 16 grandchildren, 2 brothers, Ewald and Shirley Poppe of Crofton and Raymond and JoAnn Poppe of Crofton.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a grandson, Jesse Poppe.
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Our visits to Nebraska will never be the same without seeing Uncle John. As far as uncles went, he was one of the best. So many great memories of summer 'vacations' on the Poppe farms. My love and prayers to Aunt Beat, Ken, Ron and the rest of the family.
Lisa (Ryan) Holladay
My sympathy to all of the members of the Poppe family on your loss. God bless all of you. I wish you peace as you celebrate the life of a very good man.
Jean Novotny (Kellie's aunt)
We just heard last night about John and we're stunned. Our sympathy and prayers to all the Poppe family as his big laugh will be missed.
Bob and Jill Gubbels
My thoughts and prayers to the entire Popped family! John was a great man and will be missed! May God be with you!
My sympathy to the family. He will be missed.
Mary B Dittrich
Beat and Family Just got the message that John went to the Lord. Our sincere sympathy and prayers for you. May you rest in the peace of knowing he was very charitable and giving to others. He will be missed God bless all of you!
Arlynn & Dorothy (Schroeder)Schmidt
Our deepest sympathies to all of you, John was such a wonderful man and had such a great smile all the time, he will be missed by so many. Always know that all of our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Kenny & Patty Plantenberg
Sending our sympathy to you, Beat, and all of your family. Take care.
Mel and Marietta Kummerfeldt
OUR SYMPATHY TO THE FAMILY. YOU WOULD NEVER SEE JOHN WITH OUT A SMILE ON HIS FACE. HAD WE KN OWN SOONER, WE WOULD HAVE BEEN THERE. OUR PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU ALL.
ROBERT & MARY SCHIEFFER
Sending my sympathy and prayers, cousin Beat. Would liked to have been able to come to the funeral. You are in my thoughts! Your cousin,
Marjorie (Schroeder) Kathol. Mrs. Urban
Praying for your family, sorry for your loss.
Our hearts are full of sorrow for the John Poppe family! Our trips to Crofton will never be the same, things change, but not always for the better! But I'm sure my dad was glad to see uncle John climbing the stairs to Heaven so he had some body new he could start BS ing with! He will be greatly missed, but we believe they are all so happy up there in that beautiful place with no more aches and pains! But the pain of telling our Loved ones goodbye, will slowly get better, I know! But we will all be reunited again! RIP Uncle John!
Larry, Linda and Larinda Ryan
Our thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time. May the Lord give you peace that passes all understanding.
Ed and Elaine Feldhacker
Sincere sympathy to the family of John Poppe.
Rick and Kathy McLaughlin
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