Walter Norman “Bumpy” Schropp, 92, of Swisher, died Monday, July 16, 2012, at his home, surrounded by his family. Services were held July 20 t the Shueyville United Methodist Church. Burial followed in Anderson Cemetery near Swisher.
Walter was born June 10, 1920, in Johnson County, near Oxford, the son of Earnie and Alice (Hospodarsky) Schropp. He married Hazel Marie Grauer on Nov. 15, 1944, in Oxford. Walter proudly served his country in the United States Army during World War II. Walter farmed in the Oxford area for two years, before moving near Swisher in 1948, where they farmed for 64 years. Walter dearly loved farming and still got in his tractor and baled hay at the age of 89.
He was a longtime member of the Shueyville United Methodist Church. Walter served on the Jefferson Township School Board, was a member of the ASCS board, board president of the Swisher Telephone Co., and was a Jefferson Township Trustee for many years. He enjoyed playing cards, working with his church and most of all, spending time with his family. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He was loved and respected by his family and friends and will be missed dearly.
Walter is survived by his wife of 67 years, Hazel; children, Judy (Ken) Bracy, Joyce (Rob) Sirowy both of Cedar Rapids, Gary (Sue) Schropp of Swisher, Jerry Schropp of Dennison, Rick (Julie) Schropp of Swisher and Debbie (Dan) Takes of Ely; 20 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and four sisters, Goldie Royston of Iowa City, Marie Olson of Oxford, Delores Mikelson of Tiffin, and Deanna Macri of Tiffin.
He was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Leona Cochran and Alice Nash; and brother, Roger Schropp.
Memorials may be directed to Shueyville United Methodist Church and or Hospice of Mercy.
Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.broshchapel.com.