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Darwin Ropp

September 20, 1936 — July 11, 2017

Darwin Ropp

Bloomington - Darwin L. Ropp, 80, of Bloomington, passed away at 8:55 p.m. on Tuesday, July 11, 2017 at Heritage Manor in Normal.

His funeral service will be at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, July 15, 2017 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Bloomington with Pastor Terry Strom officiating. Visitation will be from 9:00-11:00 a.m. prior to the service at the church. Military Rites will be accorded by the Bloomington-Normal American Legion Honor Guard. Kibler-Brady-Ruestman Memorial Home in Bloomington is assisting the family with arrangements.

Interment will be in East Lawn Memorial Gardens in Bloomington. Memorials may be made to Miller Park Zoo.

Darwin was born on September 20, 1936 in Bloomington, a son to Jacob L. and Wava M. (Scarbrough) Ropp. He married Doris Nenne on December 26, 1959 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Bloomington.

Surviving are his wife Doris Ropp of Bloomington; children, Todd (Kim) Ropp of Heyworth, Stacy (Al) Ruhrup of Normal and Brad (Shelley) Ropp of Normal; grandchildren, Ashley Ropp (fiancé Matt Davis) of Atlanta, GA, Tyler (Becky) Ropp of Madison, WI, Jordan (Ross) Bower of Des Moines, IA, Jared Ruhrup of Ft. Hood, TX, Jessica (Zac) Sheehan of Phoenix, AZ and Alexis ‘Lex' Ropp of Normal.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Darwin grew up in the Bloomington-Normal community. He graduated from Normal Community High School in 1954. He proudly served in the United States Army 1956-1958 assigned to Fort Richardson Alaska.

He had a long career as an engineer at G.T.E., retiring after 37 years.
Darwin loved the outdoors and spending time at Miller Park. He enjoyed boating, fishing, biking and cherished his time alone, enjoying all nature had to offer. He loved spending time with his family and friends.

Visitation

JUL 15. 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM (CDT)

Trinity Lutheran Church
801 S. Madison
Bloomington, IL 61701

Funeral Service

JUL 15. 11:00 AM (CDT)

Trinity Lutheran Church
801 S. Madison
Bloomington, IL 61701

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