Robert L. Kopp
Aledo - Funeral services for Robert L. Kopp, 93 of Aledo, will be Monday, August 9th at 10:00 AM at the First Baptist Church, Aledo. Burial with Military Honors will be in Aledo Cemetery. Visitation is Sunday from 3 to 6 PM at Speer Funeral Home, Aledo. Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church or the Aledo Fire Protection District. Bob passed away on August 4th at OSF St. Clare Medical Center, Princeton, IL.
Robert Lewis was born on January 8, 1928, in rural Buda, Illinois to Ray & Nellie (House) Kopp. He graduated from Buda High School in 1946. He joined the US Navy and served from 1946 – 1948, stationed in Portsmouth, NH. Bob married Vivian (Bull) Still on June 6, 1975, in Aledo, Illinois.
Bob's high school dream was to be a truck driver and that became a reality after the Navy, when he started his own trucking business, lastly retiring from Blick & Blick Oil. In his retirement he had his own mowing business. Bob was a member of the First Baptist Church, where he enjoyed ushering for many years. He loved to be with his family and playing cards; was a talented gardener; enjoyed playing bags and snowmobiling, right up to his 90th birthday. He also loved dancing with Vivian.
Survivors include his wife, Vivian; daughters: Sheilla (Andy) Lucas of Princeton, IL; Linda (John) Dusel of New River, AZ; Sons Kevin (Teresa) Kopp of Wyanet, IL; Christopher (Heather) Kopp of Aledo; stepson, Randy Still of Jacksonville, IL; 7 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren and 9 great-great-grandchildren, with 2 more lovingly expected in September. He was preceded in death by his parents, a sister in infancy and a sister, Margaret Cleveland.
Posted online on August 05, 2021