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Robert G. PoppMarch 18, 1936 ~ October 10, 2017 (age 81)
Robert G. Popp, 81, of Crystal Lake, was born March 18, 1936 in Frohna, Missouri to Elmer M. and Flora (nee Oswald) Popp. He passed away Tuesday, October 10, 2017 in Woodstock.
He married Lois (nee Ward) Popp on June 4, 1960, the day after his graduation from Concordia Teachers College in River Forest, IL. He later received a Master’s Degree in Outdoor Education from Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, IL. Bob spent 37 years as a teacher, principal, athletic director and youth minister at Immanuel Lutheran School in Crystal Lake. He loved his Lord, his family, friends, and students. He was happiest outdoors: traveling, camping, working in his yard, fishing, hunting, and snowmobiling. He loved wildlife, especially birds, woodworking, billiards, and the Chicago Cubs.
Bob is survived by his wife of 57 years, Lois; his son, Timothy (Lainie) Popp; his beloved grandchildren, Nathan and Amanda Popp; his mother-in-law, Eleanor Ward; his sisters, Marian Preusser, Bernice (Norman) Loebs, and Carolyn Popp; his brother, Jim Popp; his sisters-in-law, Leanor Popp and Sandra Klein; and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his brother, Clarence Popp; his sister, Betty Popp; and his brother-in-law, Nelson Preusser.
A visitation will be held from 4-8pm, Sunday, October 15, 2017 at Davenport Family Funeral Home, 419 E. Terra Cotta Ave., Crystal Lake. Visitation will continue from 9am until time of funeral service at 10am, Monday, October 16, 2017 at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Historic Campus, 178 McHenry Ave., Crystal Lake. Interment will follow at McHenry County Memorial Park in Woodstock.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Immanuel Lutheran Church or Immanuel Lutheran School, 300 S. Pathway Ct., Crystal Lake, IL 60014.