Death of a Rostered Leader
The Rev. Noel R. Kropp
December 25, 1939 - September 8, 2017

We are saddened to announce Rev. Noel R. Kropp, age 77, of Council Bluffs, Iowa, passed away September 8, 2017 at his home due to complications from cancer. 

Funeral service will be held Wednesday, September 13th, 11:00 a.m., at St. John Lutheran Church, Council Bluffs.  Rostered leaders are invited to vest and process.  The color of the day is red!

Noel was born December 25, 1939 in Marquette, Michigan, to the late Alan and Freada (Forstrom) Kropp. He graduated from Marquette’s Graveraet High School in 1958 and from Northern Michigan University in 1965. Noel married Joan A. Pearson on June 10, 1967 in Marquette. He then attended Lutheran School of Theology in Rock Island, Illinois, served his internship in Brainerd, Minnesota, and graduated from Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago, Illinois in 1969. Noel was ordained a minister in 1969 at Messiah Lutheran Church in Marquette. He served parishes in Detroit Lakes and Ortonville, Minnesota before taking a call to Council Bluffs, Iowa to serve as chaplain at Bethany Lutheran Home from 1995-2014. He was a member of Saint John Lutheran Church. 

In addition to his parents, Noel was preceded in death by an infant daughter; wife, Joan Kropp in 2012; and his brother, Bruce Kropp. 

Noel is survived by his daughters, Sarah (Byron) Almén of Cedar Park, Texas, Jennifer (Therese Hegarty) Kropp of Bellevue, Nebraska; grandson, Theodore Almén; brother Gary (Karen) Kropp of Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

May God comfort all of Noel's family and friends during this difficult time!
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