For John Poppe
A resident of the Monticello area since 1883, John Deetrich Poppe died early Monday morning, July 16, at John McDonald hospital. Funeral services will be held today (Thursday) at 10 a.m. at the Wayne Zion Evangelical Lutheran church with Rev. F. H. Kehren officiating. Interment will be at Oakwood cemetery at Monticello.
He was born October 24, 1883, in Wayne township near Langworthy, the son of Frederick John Poppe and Catherine (Dirks) Poppe. He was united in marriage with Adoline Tobiason at the Wayne Lutheran church on February 9, 1910. They farmed near Langworthy where they were now living.
A member of the Wayne Zion Evangelical Lutheran church, he is survived by his wife, a sister, Mrs. Anna Fehners of Monticello and four brothers, Fred H. Poppe, Henry H. Poppe, William Poppe and Gerd Poppe.
One sister and brothers preceded him in death.
Casket bearers are T. R. Tobiason, Michael Tobiason, Herman Folkers, William Pleuger, John Doden and Arend Poppe.
Submitted by: Ron Ketelsen
Transcribed by: Janet Brandt
Source: Monticello Express, July 19, 1956