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Charles R. Kropf

d. October 4, 2017


Saturday, October 7, 2017 from 2 to 4 p.m.and 6 to 8 p.m. at the Hickory Ridge Amish-Mennonite School House southwest of Vandalia.


Sunday, October 8, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. at the Pleasant Grove Amish-Mennonite Church south of Vandalia.
Interment: the Pleasant Grove A.M. Church.
Pallbearers: sons.

Charles Richard Kropf passed away at 7:10 p.m.Wednesday, October 4, 2017 at the family farm south of Vandalia. Charles had farmed all his life. He was ordained to the ministry on May 8, 1994 and became bishop for the Pleasant Grove A.M. Church south of Vandalia on May 12, 1996, where he performed his duties as long as his health permitted.

Born: April 19, 1948 in Kewanee, Illinois, the son of Allen T.and Viola Catherine (Shrock) Kropf.

Married: May 4, 1969 Anna Sauder Zimmerman, daughter of Ivan and Anna (Sauder) Zimmerman, sharing the joys and sorrows of married life for over 48 years; she survives at the home.

Survivors include: wife, Anna of rural Vandalia; seven sons and two daughters: Eugene and wife, Violet Kropf of Miller, Missouri; Merle and wife, Miriam Kropf of Middletown; Wilbur and wife, Verena Kropf of Vandalia; Delbert and wife, Esther Kropf of Vandalia; Elisabeth Kropf of the home; Aaron and wife, Lily Kropf of Vandalia; James and wife, Lisa Kropf of Vandalia; Marvin and wife, Leanna Kropf of Vandalia; Anne and husband, James Shrock of Middletown; one brother, Ervil and wife, Carol Kropf of Halfway, Missouri; one sister, Beulah Headings of Buffalo, Missouri; one sister-in-law, Barbara Ann Kropf of Halfway; 54 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; four aunts and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Preceded in death by: parents; one brother, Wayne Kropf; one granddaughter, Angela.

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