David Lynn Kropp, age 78, of Kendallville, died Monday, June 1, 2020 at Sacred Heart Home, Avilla. Mr. Kropp was born in Kendallville, Indiana on September 29, 1941 to the late Robert F. Kropp and Elizabeth Barbara (Burhenn) Kropp. He graduated from Kendallville High School in 1959 and attended college in Winfield, Kansas. He joined his father in 1967 at Kropp Insurance in Kendallville and took ownership in 1987 until his retirement in 2008. He married Lillian “Lee” Hawkins on January 8, 1972 at St. John Lutheran Church in Kendallville. Lee preceded him in death on January 16, 2011. Dave was a 45-year member of the Kendallville Lions Club where he served in various leadership capacities. He was also a member of Messiah Lutheran Church, Wolcottville.
Son, Joel David Kropp of China Grove, North Carolina.
Son, Steve and Vonda Duer of Autryville, North Carolina.
Five grandchildren including Kandace Buford of Spring Lake, North Carolina; Andrea Scott of Autryville, North Carolina; Bradley Duer of Fort Wayne, Indiana; Sarah Kropp of Kendallville; and Allison Kropp of Milton, Vermont.
Sister, Ruth Anne Walp of Chicago, Illinois.
Sister, Barbara Zimmer of Wisconsin.
He was preceded in death by his parents and son, Mike Duer on February 1, 2018.
No services planned. A memorial gathering of family and friends will be held at a later date. Arrangements by Hite Funeral Home.
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