Theodore Poppinga

Colusa, California

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My thoughts and sympathy go out to Ellyn and family. What a fine and kind gentleman he was!

Besides the regular great care my animals had with Dr. Poppinga at his office, 2 memories stand out for me with this man. Just about 41 years ago, when I was in my last month of pregnancy with my oldest son, we were in Dr. Poppinga's office. I got quite dizzy and both he & Ruth jumped in to help me first. About a year later, we had some puppies and a very early morning mishap harmed one of the pups. I called Dr. Poppinga and he generously got up, answered his door and took the puppy who...

Very saddened to learn of Dr. Poppinga's passing. So many years have gone by since last we met, yet his kindness and caring are embedded in memories. Our sympathy to the Poppinga family.

I remember as a child going with my dad to Dr. Poppinga's office and feeling so good about having our pets in his and Ruth's care. Dad thought so highly of the Poppinga's and they were always so warm and friendly.

As a little girl I remember my Dad being so impressed with Dr. Poppinga he told my Mom he wanted Dr. Poppinga to be his doctor.

Our thoughts and prayers to Poppinga family. He was not only a great vet, but a very kind hearted person.

I am so saddened to learn of your loss. My family knew him as Dr. Poppinga - he and Mrs. Poppinga took wonderful care of all our animals until their retirement. You will be in my thoughts and prayers. God bless each one of you.

Our prayers go out to Ted and his family, he will be missed, Ted saved many of our animals in our life time. Rest in peace Ted.

Ted saved the first dog Lee and I had, he ended up living 14yrs. Ted and Ruth both made us laugh so much. My prayers go out to the family.


Theodore's Obituaries

Theodore (Ted) Poppinga, 86 of Colusa, Calif. passed away peacefully on January 7, 2013 after a lengthy illness. Born on June 10, 1926 to Riemke and Johan Poppinga, he spent his childhood and early adult years in the Netherlands. Prior to immigrating to America in 1952 he served in the Dutch...

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