Arthur Kropp Jr.

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Arthur J. Kropp, Jr.

1942 - 2014

Arthur J. Kropp, Jr. was born at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., on Sept. 14, 1942, to Arthur J. Kropp, Sr. and Alice Marie Dornback Kropp. He passed away at Lovelace Hospital in Albuquerque, N.M., on Aug. 10, 2014.

Art lived a full life, having traveled the world as a child of a military family and during his own military service. After graduating from high school in Heidelberg, Germany, he was inducted into the Army by his father. He served as a Medic and a Physicians Assistant at Walter Reed Hospital in the early 1970s. Art was involved with the development and operation of an early heartlung machine. After his military service, he worked as a Physicians Assistant for surgeons in Louisiana and Wisconsin.

After retiring from medicine, Art worked for Tri Clover in Kenosha, Wis., until his retirement, when he moved to Albuquerque.

Art enjoyed hunting, fishing, target shooting, stamp and coin collecting. He was a proud member of the NRA and the American Legion.

Most importantly, Art was a beloved husband, father, grandfather, uncle and friend.

The positive impact he had on those around him will not soon be forgotten.

Arthur J. Kropp, Jr. is survived by his wife of 22 years, Eve (LaCombeHamsing) Kropp. He is also survived by his brother Stephen Kropp; son, Lee Kropp; daughter, Jackie Kropp; daughter, Jorie Gnoitcynski; son, Michael Hamsing, and six grandchildren, Michael, Nicole, Rebecca, Corianne, John Arthur and Jody.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

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Published online at on Aug. 14, 2014
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