Loyd E. Poppe, 86, of Strawberry Point, passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014, at St. Luke’s Hospital in Cedar Rapids. He was born on July 2, 1927, the son of Walter G. and Lavonna (Lage) Poppe. Loyd was proud of his education at Sheridan No. 9 in rural Mt. Joy, where he was the only one in his grade for the last three years.
On Dec. 5, 1948, Loyd was united in marriage to Helen Farrance at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Davenport. Together Loyd and Helen farmed near Mount Joy, Princeton, and in 1964 moved to Strawberry Point. In the early years, Loyd supplemented their income with employment at Oscar Mayer.
Loyd is survived by seven children, Susan (Roger) Ward of Epworth, James (Pamela) Poppe of Des Moines, Barbara Cole of Ely, Beverly (David) Pech of Lamont, Loyd, Jr. “Ed” of Red Boiling Springs, Tenn., Kenneth (Debra) Poppe of Norwalk, and Patricia (John) Grimes of North Freedom, Wis.; 19 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren and one more on the way; a brother-in-law, Arthur Farrance of Rock Island, Ill.; two sisters, Ethel Arp of Eldridge and Ruby Paustian of Davenport.
Online condolences may be sent to www.leonard-mullerfh.com. Private family services will take place with interment atCass Township Cemetery, Strawberry Point.