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MILTON BOPP

MILTON BOPP McALLEN - H. Milton (Milt) Bopp was born May 3 1927 to Earl and Olive of Edwardsville IL. Milt went to his heavenly home on Jan. 1, 2013 at the age of 85. Milt married the love of his life, Geneva Dean Moore on June 18, 1950 and they spent 62 wonderful years together. Their love and devotion to one another set an example as a loving Christian couple and touched the lives of everyone they met. Milt attended Alton High School in Illinois and the Missouri School of Mines where he graduated as a mechanical engineer. He also served in the Navy and was stationed in the Philippines during WWII. As a sought after engineer in the petroleum industry, Milt and his family travelled all over the U.S. as well as Venezuela and Spain. Milt loved spending time with his family and friends and was an avid golfer and trout fisherman. Milt is survived by his loving wife "Genny" and three children: Jeff and wife Sharon, Mike, and Jane and husband Greg. They have also been blessed with seven grandchildren: Heather, Shannon, Laura, Jason, Jake, Josh and Jordan and seven great grandchildren; Haylee, Mikie, Lillie, Gabriel, Dylan, Paige and Cooper. Memorial services to celebrate his life will be held Saturday January 5, at 2pm at the First United Methodist Church of McAllen, later he will be interred at Valhalla Cemetery in Godfrey, IL. Milt devoted many years to the youth ministry at his church so in lieu of flowers the family has requested that donations be made, in his honor, to the youth ministry of the First United Methodist Church of McAllen. The Bopp family offers special thanks to his friends, doctors, and Camila Segura and also to his home health care workers Carmen Gonzales and Marta Rodriguez as well as their extended family at Southgate, Taco Fiesta, First United Methodist church of McAllen, Godfrey United Church of Christ, and Senior Youth Fellowship of Godfrey. He was a true ambassador of love in the Agape Way! Kreidlerfuneralhome.com Sign the guest book at www.themonitor.com/obituaries

Published in The Monitor from Jan. 3 to Jan. 4, 2013
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