Willard W. Ropers, of Otoe, NE, was born on July 1, 1921 in Otoe, Nebraska to Albert & Alice (Paap) Ropers. He passed away on July 6, 2013 at the Syracuse Good Samaritan Center at the age of 92 years and 5 days.
Willard married Dorothy Schutz on September 21, 1947 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Otoe, NE and to this union they had two daughters Barbara and Peggy. Willard served in the Army Air Force during WWII. He worked as a rural mail carrier for many years. He was also very active in the Otoe community serving on the Fire Department, Otoe Town Board, Church Council, and the VFW. Willard enjoyed socializing with friends for his morning coffee and was known for his whistling.
Willard is survived by his Wife: Dorothy Ropers of Otoe, NE, Daughter: Peggy Ropers of Hot Springs, AR, Grandchildren Teresa Zapata of Otoe, NE, Wyatt Hutchison of Otoe, NE, Great Grandchildren: Jason Hutchison, Ethan Zapata, Logan Zapata, Damian Zapata, Josephine Sherman, Kristin Hutchison, Howard Hutchison, Caitlin Hutchison, Victoria Hutchison all of Otoe, NE.
He was preceded in death by his Parents, Daughter Barbara Hutchison, and Grandson Michael Hutchison.
Services for Willard will be held on Friday July 12, 2013 at 10:30 A.M. at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Otoe, NE. Burial will be at the Otoe Cemetery.
Visitation will be held on Wednesday July 10 from 9 A.M. until 9 P.M. and Thursday from 9 A.M. until 9 P.M. with family greeting friends from 6 until 7 P.M. at the funeral home on Thursday.
The family suggests memorials to the Family’s Choice.
Arrangements By: Fusselman Allen Harvey Funeral Home, Syracuse, NE 402-269-2441
Condolences to www.fusselmanallenharvey.com