Howard E. Popp, 89
March 18, 1925 Oct. 26, 2016

Howard E. Popp, 89, of West Bend, died Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2016, at The Kathy Hospice. He was born March 18, 1925, in Milwaukee to John and Maude (nee Lindstrom) Popp. On June 1, 1946, Howard was united in marriage to Delores Scheunemann in Milwaukee.

Howard proudly served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. Following their marriage, Howard and Delores lived on Okauchee Lake for 11 years before moving to Milwaukee. He worked for American Motors for 30 years. After his retirement, they moved to their cabin in rural Marinette County where they enjoyed the outdoors through hunting, fishing and snowmobiling. In 1997, they moved to the city of Marinette before moving to West Bend in 2011.

Howard and Delores enjoyed travelling all over this country, especially to New York and Connecticut to visit family. They also enjoyed spending their winters in Las Vegas and Arizona for many years.

Howard is survived by his wife of 70 years, Delores; two children, Beverly Wilch of Marinette and Kathleen (Robert) Fox of Jackson; three grandchildren, Travis Wilch, Jamie (Nick) Budiac and Crystal Johnson; and six great-grandchildren. He is further survived by his brother, Donald (Musette) Popp of Hartland; two brothers-in-law, Howard Scheunemann of Oconomowoc and Vern Taschner of Golden Valley, Arizona; and nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

He is preceded in death by his parents, John and Maude Popp; his parents-in-law, Walter and Meta Scheunemann; his son-in-law, Randy Wilch; and one brother and one sister.

Funeral services will be held at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 1, at the Schmidt Funeral Home in Jackson with the Rev. Charles Raasch officiating. The family will greet relatives and friends at the funeral home from 4-5:45 p.m.

The Schmidt Funeral Home in Jackson is serving the family. Online guestbook and condolences are available at