Robert Popp

Visitation Thursday, February 27, 2020 5:00PM - 7:00PM Mitchell Family Funeral Home Marshalltown, Iowa
Funeral Friday, February 28, 2020 10:30AM Redeemer Lutheran Church Marshalltown
Final Resting Place Riverside Cemetery

Robert "Bob" Popp, age 89, a proud U.S. Veteran, passed away on the morning of Monday, February 24th, 2020, at the Grandview Heights in Marshalltown.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, February 28th, at the Redeemer Lutheran Church with Pastor Alex Post officiating. He will be laid to rest with full military honors by the combined American Legion and VFW honor guard of the Marshalltown area in the Riverside Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 5-7:00 p.m. Thursday at the Mitchell Family Funeral Home. For condolences, please visit

Born on May 14th, 1930, in Arcadia, Iowa, he was one of two boys born to Henry and Ann (Frahm) Popp. The family moved to Manning, Iowa, where he graduated from the Manning High School in 1947. He proudly served our country in the United States Navy in the Korean War aboard the USS De Haven.

While working at the Security Bank in Manning, his eye caught a young lady making a deposit for the local church. A young Delores Winterhof had just moved to Manning to work at the church after the encouragement of a pastor she had worked for in Paullina, Iowa. It was faithful destiny and the rest is history. The couple was united in marriage on March 3rd, 1957, in Galva, Iowa. In March of 1958, they moved to their home at Marietta (west of Marshalltown). Bob worked at Marshalltown Manufacturing as personnel manager for over 20 years and then the Iowa Veterans Home for over 15 years in the security department.

Mr. Popp was a member of the Redeemer Lutheran Church, AMVETS, American Legion, and VFW and served as national commander of the Legion of Guardsmen (LOG). He was also recipient of the Iowa Governor's Volunteer Award.

Left to cherish his memory are Delores, his loving wife of 62 years, son Keith (Cathy) Popp of Le Mars, Iowa, granddaughters Lisa Harpenau of Ankeny and her children: Henri, Seth, and Olivia; Tamie Britt of Le Mars and her children: Nicholle, Aaron, and Anna; his brother Richard (Marilyn) Popp of Bradenton, Florida, numerous nieces and nephews, daughter-in-law Cindy Davies of Marshalltown and grandsons Nick and Corbin of Austin, Texas, special friends Bruce and Jackie, and numerous brothers of the Navy and honor guard.

In death, Bob rejoined his son, Gregory, who passed away in 1984 and his parents.

message to the Walt & Ardith (David) Lage family from Bob & Delores

April 2, 1944 Confirmation Zion Lutheran Church

Back: Merlin Rostermundt, Lucille Genzen, Marvin Bogatzke, LaNora Detlefsen, Earl Fischer
Row 2: Eddie Meggers, Robert Mohr, Marvin Mordhorst, Robert Popp, Glen Mordhorst
Front: Anna Marie Asmus, Delores Rix, Pastor John Ansorge, Fern Struve, Delores Dammann

1947 MHS graduates: Anna Marie Asmus, Paul Behrens, Delores Dammann, Dorla Eckley, Donna Belle Ehrichs, Letty Frahm, Louise Grau, Marjorie Hansen, Harvey Hargens, Maxine Hinners, William Hoffman, Wilbur Karsten, Bonita Kasperbauer, Michael Kasperbauer, Donn Kelsey, Glenn Kuhse, Don Livingston, Dorothy Lohmeier, Marianne Lyden, Mary McMahon, Lila Mohr, Robert Mohr, Marvin Mordhorst, Louis Muhlbauer, Norma Musfeldt, LaJune Neubaum, Ralph Petersen, Kenneth Pfannkuch, Doris Phillips, Robert Popp, Lola Ress, Bill Sander, Charles Schumann, Leonard Sextro, William Sibbel, Patricia Siem, Donald Stoelk, Bill Strathman, Fern Struve, Bob Suhr, Justyn Sutherland, Robert Wegner, Frank Wegner, Earl West, Eugene Wiese

1947 former students: LaVonda Allen, Loa Barnes, Ruby Borkowski, Edmund Claussen, Ronald David, Jim Erwin, Mary Anna Fox, Manfred Funk, Alvin Haberl, Betty Harder, Dale Hell, Shirley Iselin, Marjorie Jacobsen, Grace Joens, Marie Jones, Lloyd Koester, Birnadine Kramer, Mary Lee, Ruth Ann Loneman, Patty Mersman, Donald D. Petersen, Thomas Pittman, Kenneth Robinson, Keith Rohr, Emil Segebart, Roger Slates, Patrick Sullivan, Merlin Umland, Billy Wailes, Larry Wallace

Robert Popp - school news

Back: Esther (Jensen) Popp, Mrs. Henry Ann (Frahm) Popp
Front: Marilyn Popp, Bobbie Popp
Children's Day 1937
Marilyn wearing Lavender Organdy dress with orange dots

Notice the Iowa 46 Highway sign on the light pole- before it became 141.

Here is some extended Popp family history and how I'm related to them through the Sachleben family.
In 2018 I found a Popp relative here in Manning who had all 11 children of Detlef & Frederika (Jentzen) Popp.
Detlef's mother was Anna (Sachleben) Popp and Anna was a sister to my great-great-grandmother Sophia (Sachleben) Grau.

Everyone who is a descendent of John & Anna is also my relation and I'm looking for anyone who has old Popp & Manning pictures and information to scan into my Manning Historical Preservation Database.

Claus Friedrick and Magdelena (Pieper) Sachleben Pieper is pronounced "peeper"
(Anna Sachleben) married John Popp
(Sophia Sachleben) married Detlef Grau - David Kusel's ancestry

1 John Popp
Anna Sachleben

2 Detlef Carl Lawrence Popp
Frederika Jentzen

3 William Popp
Bertha Schluter
(Helen) married Leslie Sieve - Darrell, Bruce, Dale
(Evelyn) married Elmer Schroeder - Karen, Allen, Linda
(Vernon) married Fern Molnberg - Sandra
(Lester) married Mae Peters - Brenda, Suzanne, Lorene, Brian
(Leonard) married Mavis Paulsen - Steven, Lonnie
(Arlene) married Edward Holstein

3 Anna Popp
Amos Epsen
(Evelyn) married Norbert Nieland
(Janice) married Orville Auen

3 Detlef Popp
Laura Hinze
(Elvin) married Jaenice Stoelk - Patsy
(Muriel) married Russell Backus - Sandra, Marsha
(Marvin) married Mae Wenzel - Marvel, Marcus, Ron
(Phyllis) married Don Wilson - Sherry, Michael
(Russell) married Margaret Singsank - Cheryl, Russell, James, Laurie

3 Mamie Popp
Bertram Eich
(Roger) married Virgene Schacht - Jim, Mike, Mark, Monica, Connie
(Lyle) married Colleen Derner - Steve, Bruce
(Allan) married Ruth Schmidt - Lynn, Pam, Keith, Teresa

3 Otto Popp
Esther Jensen
(Marilyn) married Billie Nelson - David, Todd, Scott, Jane, Sarah, Barbara
(Larry) married Kathleen Wagner - Martin, Matt

3 Henry Popp
Ann Frahm
(Robert) married Delores Winerhof - Gregory, Keith
(Richard) married Marilyn Spieker - Michelle, Richard, Kristin

3 Esther Popp
Louis Bohnsack
(Virgene) married Bernhard Hollander - Ronnie, Joanne, Lynn, Bernice, Tracy, Robin
(Lou) married Elenore Paton - James, Janice

3 Erwin Popp
Eldren Ranniger
(Virgil) married Marlene Ocean
(Eugene) married Marilyn Leslie
(Joanne) married Earl Lippold
(Duane) married Margaret Tompkins
(Darold) married Janet Swolley
(Carol) married Arthur Malloy
(Marlene) married Max Pangburn
(Eldon) married Sandra Nelson
(Dallas) married Debra Osbahr

3 Elmer Popp
Leora Martens
(Neoma) married John Vanderheiden
(Betty) married Virtus Pittmann
(Janice) married Allen Jensen
(Gloria) married Wayne Halbur

3 Louis Popp
Lanora Rowedder

3 Wilma Popp
George Wiese
(Jim) married Nancy Baker
(Paul) married Carolyn Pingel
(Mary) married Ron Rydberg

To give a Popp descendant who is browsing this information an example of how they would be related to me...

Here is a generational breakdown to simplify how the Grau & Popp families are connected
Claus Friedrick and Magdelena (Pieper) Sachleben - parents of Anna & Sophia
Sisters: Anna Sachleben Popp (John) - Sophia Sachleben Grau (Detlef)
1st Cousins: Detlef Popp (Frederika Jentzen) - August Grau (Maria Hansen)
2nd Cousins: William Popp (Bertha Schluter) - Ida (Grau) Kusel (August)
3rd Cousins: Helen Popp (Leslie Sieve) - Amos Kusel (Dorothy Ehrichs)
4th Cousins: Dale Sieve - David Kusel

In case you are not familiar with my historical preservation work or new to my web pages, here are just two old generation pictures I have.
Here is one of the Detlef Popp pictures from a collection sent to me from a Popp descendent in was actually this collection that gave me the clues to discover the Sachleben connections between the Popp and Grau families.

Detlef Popp

Detlef and Sophia (Sachleben) Grau - great-great-grandparents of Dave Kusel

Detlef Carl Lawrence Popp & Frederika Jentzen

William Popp & Bertha Schluter

Louis Popp & Lanora Rowedder

Mrs. Feldmann, Minnie (Feldmann) Harding, Mrs. Anna (Popp) Epsen holding her daughter Janice, Mrs. Detlef (Fredricke) Popp, Sr.
Standing: Evelyn Epsen
Evelyn married Norbert Nieland
Anna married Amos Epsen

1913 Bert Eich seated with Mamie Popp standing right
Attendants: Laura Hinze, Detlef Popp, Jr.

Eldren Ranniger & Erwin Popp

Amos Epsen & Anna Popp

Wilma (Popp) Wiese

Mamie Popp & Bertram Eich

Mrs. Fredricke (Jentzen) Popp - Detlef Popp was Fredricke's husband
Standing: Elmer, Louis, Esther

Popp kids Back: Otto, Esther, Henry
Front: Erwin

Otto Popp

Otto Popp WWI

Otto, Marilyn, Esther (Jensen) Popp

Popp family December 2006 Back: Marty, Matt, Tammy
Front: Larry, Tiffany, Kathy

Janice Popp 1953 by the old grade school

March 21, 1948 confirmation

Back: Mary Lou Petersen, Zita Ress, Marlene Nulle, Myra Schroeder
Middle: Lois Fischer, Lois Struve, Pastor Ansorge, Joann Wilhelm, Betty Popp, Florence Hammer
Front: Stanley Frahm, Russell Spies, Duane Meggers, Donald Wegner, Deanes Rowedder

Standing: Muriel, Elvin - Seated: Marvin Popp
From the Lola (Hansen) Ahrendsen collection

Back: Walter Ehlers, Louie Jentzen, Walter Koepke, Heinrich Noelck, Arthur Lussmann
Center: Elmer Behnemann, Mildred Kaspersen, Emma Jentzen, Hatie Wiebers, Erwin Popp
Front: Loretta Rose, Edna Bruggemann, Rev. Englert, Martha Lehmberg, Christine Brandt

Not sure if this Anna Popp of Arcadia is the one who married Amos Epsen.

Marilyn (Popp) Nelson - high school actress

I would have more pictures of younger generation descendents of the Popp family but I'm staying mostly with the first and second generations for now.

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