John Henry Poppe, 82, of 1119 Teaberry Lane, Celina, died at 1 p.m. June 22, 2008, at The Gardens of Celina. He was born Sept. 9, 1925, in New Bremen, to Emil and Adeline Koeper Poppe. He was married to the former Phyllis Smith, who died March 2, 2003.
Survivors are a daughter Sue Poppe, St. Marys; and a sister Lucille Henke of New Bremen.
Deceased are two brothers Alfred and Wilferd Poppe.
He retired in 1982 from the former Goodyear in St. Marys, as a tool and die maker and then in 1987 from the former New Idea Corp., Coldwater, as a security guard. He was a 1943 graduate of New Bremen High School.
Services are 11 a.m. at the Gilberg-Hartwig Funeral Home in New Bremen, the Rev. Ed Bray officiating. Burial is at the German Protestant Cemetery, New Bremen.
Calling is 9:30 a.m. Wednesday until the time of the services at the funeral home.