Macken Funeral Home Memorial Photo

Date of Birth:
Sunday, December 17, 1939
Date of Death:
Monday, December 24, 2012
Age:
73 years old

Clarion L. Popp

Visitation

Date: Friday December 28, 2012
Time: 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Location: Christ The King Catholic Church [ view map ]

Second Visitation

Date: Saturday December 29, 2012
Time: 9:30 am

Location: Christ The King Catholic Church [ view map ]

Funeral Service

Date: Saturday December 29, 2012
Time: 10:30 am

Location: Christ The King Catholic Church [ view map ]

Macken Funeral Home Memorial Photo

Date of Birth:
Sunday, December 17, 1939
Date of Death:
Monday, December 24, 2012
Age:
73 years old

Clarion L. Popp

Funeral Services for Clarion Louis Popp will be held on Saturday, December 29th at 10:30 a.m. at Christ the King Catholic Church in Byron, MN. with Rev. Paul Surprenant officiating. Visitation will be held at Christ the King on Friday, Dec. 28th from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. and one hour prior to the funeral service.

Mr. Popp, 73 of Byron, MN passed away on December 24th at Fairview Care Center in Dodge Center, MN after battling Parkinson’s disease.

Clarion Louis Popp was born in Lakefield, MN on December 17th, 1939. He grew up farming in Lanesboro, and then graduated from Rochester High School in 1958. Clarion enlisted in the Navy in 1961 and later attended the U.S. Navy electrician’s school, he went on to graduate and become an electrician mate. He married Kathleen Jahns on August 4, 1962 at St. Pius Catholic Church in Rochester, MN. Later, Clarion served on the U.S.S. INTREPID-CVS 11, until 1966. He enjoyed fishing, helping others, and spending time with his family and faith.

In 1966, Clarion started working at IBM as an electrician. Between1973-1984, he resided near Byron and was very dedicated to working full time at IBM, farming, and raising his family. He transferred with IBM to Tucson, AZ in 1984 and relocated with his family for 5 years down to Arizona. He returned to Byron in 1989 and retired from IBM in 1996 after serving over 30 years.

He is survived by his loving wife of 50 years, Kathy Popp of Byron, MN, mother-in-law, Dorothy Jahns of Albert Lea, MN, 4 children: son David (wife: Leann- children: Kenny, Katie, Kelly, Kevin) Popp of Campbell, CO, Jeff (wife: Mauri-children: Jamie and Nathan) Popp of Castle Rock, CO, Brenda (children: Sarah and Rachael) Ramirez of Round Lake, IL, and Karen Popp of Dodge Center, MN (granddogs: Duncan, Sullivan, and Addison), and sisters, Genevieve and Delores of Oregon. He was preceded in death by his parents, Lawrence and Anna Popp, brother, Laurence Popp, and sisters, Anna, Delores, Mary, and Vivian.

Burial (internment), with military honors, will be at Hillcrest Cemetery in Albert Lea, MN at 2:00 p.m. following the funeral service and luncheon.

Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Macken Funeral Home, 1105 12th Street SE, Rochester, MN.  Online condolences are welcome at www.mackenfuneralhome.com.

Condolences

The family of Clarion L. Popp has received the following condolences.

Dear Kathy, David, Brenda, Jeff and Karen:
Please accept my sincere condolences on the passing of your Husband and Father.  You will remain in my thoughts and prayers as you join together, and as you continue to share loving memories of Clarion.
 
Jane Huckleberry
(Mauri's mother)

Kathy and family,so sorry to hear of Clarion passing on.I knew him as a young boy when my family and I visited at his father and mothers place in Lanesboro and again at family reunions.God bless all of you and keep you safe.

Your cousin, Marcella Stangler Hermanson........Antelope,Ca

I liked Clarion the first time I met him.  I enjoyed his sense of humor very much.  He was helpful to everyone, he was generous and he was loyal.  I have a houseful of memories, all of them are positive. There are not many people like Clarion.  He was very unassuming and was happy to chuckle to himself in his quiet way.

One of my favorite memories was spending the night with the whole family when Clarion and Kathy lived in Vail, AZ.  We had such fun giggling and got so silly!  We had a similar time when we all stayed in northern Minnesota in a cabin in the woods.

Clarion had a beautiful smile that I will always remember.  God bless him on his way.  Rest in peace dear brother, I will see you on the other side.  Jesus promised we would be together in paradise, see you then.

My heart goes out to each and every one of you, his sweet family.  It will be hard to adjust to his passing and yet I am filled with joy knowing where he is.

Love and hugs to you all, Dodi

 

Kathy & Family,  So sorry to hear of your loss.  May you be comforted by the Heavenly Father's arms of love.  We pray that you will have many wonderful memories to share and pass on to the next generations.   You are in our thoughts and prayers.  In Christ's Love, Alvin & Donna and family

 

Please accept my condolences with the passing of Clarion Popp.

Dear Karen -

Words cannot express my deepest sympathy to you and your family.  My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time.

Amy

Dear Karen,

Our sincere sympathy to you and your Family. May all the the warm memories of your Dad bring you comfort and peace at this most difficult time. 

Sincerely,

Bob & Barb Oelkers