Raymond H. Poppe

Born: Mon., Sep. 22, 1919
Died: Mon., Jul. 23, 2012

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Raymond H. Poppe, 92, passed away on Monday, July 23, 2012, at the Otterbein St. Mary's Retirement Home, 11300 Circle Dr., St. Mary's, Ohio at 2:30 PM. He was formerly of Botkins, Ohio. Raymond was born September 22, 1919,, in Clay County, Arkansas the son of August and Rosa (Leirer) Poppe and they preceded him in death. He was married to Estella Sweetman on November 23, 1946,and she passed away on October 12, 1994. Surviving are three daughters, Rose Ann Kerns and husband Brent of Jackson Center, Ohio; Linda Cregan of Beavercreek, Ohio; Betty Fogt and husband Daniel of Marysville, Ohio; four sons, Glenn Poppe of Geyer, Ohio; Dale Poppe and wife Jennifer of Botkins, Ohio; Harold Poppe of St. Mary's, Ohio and Gary Poppe and wife Tracey of Lake Dallas, Texas; one sister, Glenda Fay Williams of Swansea, Illinois and fifteen grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. One brother, Vermon Poppe is deceased. Raymond was employed as the mill superintendent at Botkins Grain and Feed in Botkins, Ohio for many years. He was a United States Army veteran from 1941 to 1945 and is the last known survivor of Pearl Harbor in Shelby County. He was a member of the Anna-Botkins American Legion; St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Botkins where had taught Adult Sunday School and was the past Congregational President. He had been on the Board of Public Affairs in Botkins at one time, head of Little League Baseball in Botkins, and active in dartball. Funeral services will be held on Friday, July 27, 2012, at 10:00 AM at Salm-McGill and Tangeman Funeral Home in Sidney with Rev. Robert Carter. Burial will follow at Loramie Valley Cemetery, Botkins. Friends may call at Salm-McGill and Tangeman Funeral Home on Thursday, July 26, 2012 from 4-8 PM. Memorial contributions may be to St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Botkins. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home. Condolences may be expressed to the Poppe family on Salm-McGill and Tangeman Funeral Home's web site at: www.salm-mcgillandtangemanfh.com

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Scott and Teri Slover

Out thoughts and prayers are with the Poppe family. Many fond memories of the summers at the Poppes'.

Joshua Andrews-Pastoral Counselor

My heartfelt sympathy for the Poppe family. It was our honor to serve Ray and the family during his brief time with Grand Lake Hospice. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time. We do mourn the loss but we can also celebrate his life and his homecoming with Christ our Lord. Blessings to you all.

Debbie Jones

Dear Linda and family, My heart goes out to you in your loss. From all that I have heard, Mr. Raymond was a wonderful man. I hope you take comfort in all the good memories you have of him. God Bless you and give you peace. Debbie

Alice Donahue

Harold.....so sorry for your loss! I don't think I ever got to meet your dad but listening to you talk about him I know he was someone truly special. Now seeing his picture I can make the connection of how enjoyable he was to you. He looks like he was a pistol! My prayers and thoughts to your entire family. Thinking of you. Hugs your way.

The Shultz Family

Dear Linda, Harold and Family, Please know our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. It was a pleasure meeting your dad, what a special man and such a wonderful family. We hope your many memories will be of comfort to you all. Love Bob, Bev and Tylor

John and Regina Hittepole

Dale, So very sorry to read of the loss of your Dad. I know you and all the family took great care of him. Our sincerest condolences at this time of great sorrow. Regina and John Hittepole


Dear Harold, So sorry to hear of the loss of your father. Sending prayers up for you and your family during this difficult time. (((hugs))) from your NE Region Friend, Leigh Sandmann

Dawna Kornick

Harold - So sorry to hear of the loss of your father! My thoughts, love and prayers are with you friend! May God bless you and comfort you! Love and hugs!! Dawna