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Obits > 1996 - Raymond S. Kropf

Submitted by Melva L. Taylor

The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois

January 18, 1996 - Thursday, pg A2


Tampico: - Raymond S. Kropf, 88, of rural Tampico, died Tuesday, Jan. 16, 1996, at his home.

Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Saturday at Fairfield A.M. Church, rural Tampico. Burial will be at Fairfield A.M. Cemetery, rural Tampcio.  Arrangements were completed by Johnson Funeral Home, Manlius.

Mr. Kropf was born July 1, 1907, in Cass County, Wis., the son of Levi and Amanda (Yoder) Kropf.  He married Esther M. Shrock on June 21, 1934, in Fisher.  She died Nov. 22, 1984.  He farmed for many years in rural Tampico.

Survivors include five sons, Lawrence Kropf and Harold Kropf both of Tampico, Leonard Kropf of Santa Cruz, Bolivia; Ivan Kropf of Goshen, Ind.; and Oran Kropf of Middletown, Mo.; two daughters, Fern Kropf and Lavina Kropf both of Tampico; 38 grandchildren; 22 Great-grandchildren; four brothers, Allen Kropf and Owen Kropf, both of Missouri, David Kropf of Nashville, Ark., and Daniel Kropf of Green Forest, Ark.; and five sisters, Edna Shrock and Wilma Hostetler both of Missouri, Alice Kropf and Emma Kropf both of rural Tampico, and Ruth Hostetler of Arkansas.

He was preceded in death by one brother; two sisters; and one grandson, James Kropf.

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