Edward Rudolph Popp

Edward Rudolph Popp

Birth
Ucross, Sheridan County, Wyoming, USA
Death 6 Oct 2010 (aged 91)
Billings, Yellowstone County, Montana, USA
Burial Billings, Yellowstone County, Montana, USA
Memorial ID 59861008 · View Source
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Edward was born April 25, 1919, in Ucross, Wyo. The early 1920s, the family moved back to Montana and farmed west of Billings. On Feb. 4, 1940, he married Sarah Deines and for 70 years she remained his one true love and helpmate. He worked for the railroad, sugar beet factory, etc., but his second love, farming, eventually won out, and he and Sarah farmed together until their retirement in 1978. It was an arduous journey starting out with a team of horses. He was a good steward of the land and always took pride in the fact that he raised good crops and belonged to the High Ten Sugar Beet Growers. He was also a good neighbor. When he finished harvesting his crops, the machinery was not put away until he checked with his neighbors and relatives to see if they needed help getting their crops harvested before a winter storm. He was an avid baseball fan and player. He attended the Billings Mustangs games for over 50 years and could always be seen in his box seat over the Mustangs dugout. He also played softball with the Peace Lutheran Church team and never failed to mention that he was the oldest player on the team and the spryest. For Ed, music (polka and waltzes) was a passion. This was evident when they played for several Nursing Facilities, Churches ("Make a joyful noise unto the Lord") and dances. The Big Sky Polka Band was asked to play for the Laurel Herbstfest for 23 years.


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  • Created by: Michael P. Riedel
  • Added: 9 Oct 2010
  • Find a Grave Memorial 59861008
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Edward Rudolph Popp (25 Apr 1919–6 Oct 2010), Find a Grave Memorial no. 59861008, citing Sunset Memorial Gardens, Billings, Yellowstone County, Montana, USA ; Maintained by Michael P. Riedel (contributor 47058947) .