Waterloo Region Generations
A record of the people of Waterloo Region, Ontario.

Earl Kropf

Male 1930 - 1958  (28 years)


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  • Name Earl Kropf 
    Born 12 May 1930  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-144337 
    Died 22 May 1958  Listowel Cemetery, Listowel, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Buried Riverdale Mennonite Cemetery, Millbank, Mornington Twp., Perth Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I144337  Generations
    Last Modified 7 Jan 2020 

    Father John R. Kropf,   b. 15 Apr 1887, Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Dec 1974, Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years) 
    Mother Mary Anne Lichti,   b. 11 Aug 1892, St. Agatha, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Aug 1976, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years) 
    Family ID F36121  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Selina Lichty 
    Children 
     1. Rose Marie Kropf,   b. 1950, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Jan 1992, Stratford, Perth Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 42 years)
     2. James Kropf,   b. 1952,   d. Sep 2013, Sudbury, Sudbury District, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years)
     3. Peter Kropf
     4. John Kropf
    Last Modified 8 Jan 2020 
    Family ID F21386  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Kropf, Earl, son of John and Mary Ann (Lichti) Kropf, was born May 12, 1920; died at the Listowel, Ont., Memorial Hospital, May 22, 1958; aged 38 y. 10 d. On Aug. 31, 1949, he was united in marriage to Selina Lichti. Surviving are his wife, one daughter (Rose Marie), 3 sons (James, Peter, and John), all at home, his parents of Wellesley, Ont.; 3 brothers (Mervin, Bamberg, Ont.; Clarence, Kitchener, Ont.; and Elton, New Dundee, Ont.), and 6 sisters (Irene-Mrs. Menno Albright, Petersburg, Ont.; Barbara - Mrs. Elmer Roth, Britton, Ont.; Idella - Mrs. Alvin Leis, Wellesley, Ont.; Janet - Mrs. George Rush, Kitchener, Ont.; Burnetta - Mrs. Ralph Ruby, London, Ont.; and Mary - Mrs. Steven Gingerich, Zurich, Ont.). He accepted Christ as his Saviour in youth and remained loyal to the end. Funeral services were held at the Riverdale Mennonite Church, Milbank, Ont., May 25, in charge of Menno Zehr and Orland Gingerich. Burial in the adjoining cemetery.

      Gospel Herald - Volume LI, Number 26 - July 1, 1958-page 627

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      Millbank - Earl Kropf, 38, of Millbank, died at Listowel Memorial Hospital early today. In ill health for six months, he had been in hospital for 10 days. Mr. Kropf, son of John Kropf and Mary Ann Lichti of Wellesley, was born near St. Agatha May 12, 1920. He married Selina Lichty of Millbank at Riverdale Mennonite Church, Aug. 31, 1949. Mr. and Mrs. Kropf lived in Wellesley for two years where Mr. Kropf operated a shoe repair shop. They moved to Millbank in 1951. Mr. Kropf was employed at the Hergott furniture plant in St. Clements. Surviving are his wife, his parents, three sons, James, 6, Peter, 5, and John, 2, one daughter, Rosemarie, 8; three brothers, Mervin of Bamberg, Clarence of Kitchener, and Elton of New Dundee and six sisters, Mrs. Menno (Irene) Albright, Petersburg; Mrs. Elmer (Barbara) Roth, Briton; Mrs. Alvin (Idella) Leis of Wellesley; Mrs. George (Janet) Rush, Kitchener; Mrs. Ralph (Burnetta) Ruby, London, and Mrs. Stephen (Mary Ellen) Gingerich, Zurich. The body is resting at the home in Millbank where a private funeral service will be conducted Sunday at 2 p.m. Public service will follow at Riverdale Mennonite Church at 2: 15. Internment will be in the adjoining cemetery. Rev. Menno Zehr and Rev. Orland Gingerich will officiate.

      Kitchener-Waterloo Record, May 22, 1958

  • Sources 
    1. [S74] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Kitchener-Waterloo Record (1948-1994), Obituary of Earl Kropf - May 22, 1958.

    2. [S490] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - The Record (1994-March 2008), 16 Nov 2006 - Obituary of Janet Marie Rush.

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 12 May 1930 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 22 May 1958 - Listowel Cemetery, Listowel, , Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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