Saturday, July 15th, 2006
William "Bill" Poppe, 83, St. Marys, died at 3:25 a.m. July 13, 2006, at St. Marys Living Center.
He was born Aug. 19, 1923, in St. Marys, to Ferd and Myrtle Greer Poppe. On January 5, 1946, he married Joan Makley, who died on April 29, 2002.
Surviving are four sons, Craig (Carolyn), Atlanta, Mark, St. Johns, Don (Mary), Port Clinton, and David, California; two daughters, Chris (Cleve) White, Wilmington, N.C., and Linda Jordan, Continental; 13 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
Deceased are a brother, Virgil, and a sister, Pauline Elschoff.
He was a lifetime member of Veterans of Foreign Wars, the American Legion and Fraternal Order of Eagles, all of St. Marys. He served with the U.S. Army during World War II.
Graveside services are 12:30 p.m. Monday in Gethsemane Cemetery, St. Marys, the Rev. Jason King officiating. Calling is 5-7 p.m. Sunday and 11 a.m.-noon Monday at Cisco Funeral Home, St. Marys.
Contributions can be directed to a charity of the donor's choice.