Donald “Don” W. Ropp, age 79, of West Liberty, Ohio passed away Friday, May 6, 2022, at Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus, Ohio.
He was born March 16, 1943, at the Champaign County Hospital to the late Walter A. and Helen M. (Turner) Ropp.
On October 20, 1962, he married the former Carolyn L. Brugler and she survives in West Liberty.
Along with Carolyn, he is survived by their sons, Wayne (Beth) Ropp, Wiatt Ropp, and Warren (Mandy) Ropp; grandchildren, Ryan (Ashley) Ropp, Jordan (Aaron) Sidders, Leah Ropp, and Dean Ropp; a great grandchild, Piper Sidders and a sister, Donna Lee (Dennis) Gehring.
Don was a 1961 graduate of Zanesfield-Monroe High School. He attended Heidelberg College from 1961-1962, after which he became a dispatcher at the Springfield Ohio State Highway Patrol Post from 1962-1964. Then he attended the Ohio State Highway Patrol Academy. He was a patrolman for 8 years at the Bellevue Post on the Ohio Turnpike and at the Bellefontaine Post. For the next 50 years, Don and his wife Carolyn bought, improved, and resold real estate together.
Don was an avid Cleveland Browns and Ohio State Buckeyes fan. He enjoyed golfing and loved to spend time with his family.
There will be a private service at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to:
262 Danny Thomas Place
Memphis, Tennessee 38105
Wounded Warrior Project
223 Rosa L. Parks Ave., Suite 301
Nashville, Tennessee 37203
The staff of the Eichholtz Daring & Sanford Funeral Home in West Liberty is honored to serve the Ropp family.