Roger Samuel Kropf, beloved husband of Mary Beth (Hostetler) Kropf, was born February 5, 1966, to Eugene and Luella Kropf at Springfield, MO.
God called Roger home on May 9, 2014, at the age of 48 years, 3 months, and 4 days, following a farm accident. He was working by himself, planting corn at a rented farm about 28 miles from home. He was found several hours later by his son, Morris, after not coming home when expected, and not answering his phone. He was pinched under the planter and life had fled.
He accepted Christ in his youth and was a faithful member of the Olive Hill Amish Mennonite Church.
On April 2, 1985, he was united in marriage to Mary Hostetler, daughter of Paul and Orpha Hostetler, at Mena, AR, sharing the joys and sorrows of married life for over 29 years.
In July of 1971, he moved with his parents to Mena, AR. After getting married and being blessed with several children, he moved with his young family to Sedalia, MO, in December of 1994, where he resided at the time of his death.
He leaves to mourn his departure, his wife Mary, 7 children Morris and wife Lynette, Sedalia, MO, Marty and wife April, Sedalia, MO, Kent and wife Kaitlyn, Sedalia, MO, Kayla and husband Alex Kempf, Hughesville, MO, Kody, Kelli, and Kendra of the home. He was looking forward to being a grandpa soon.
He also leaves his parents Eugene and Luella Kropf; 6 brothers and 5 sisters Roy and wife Julie, Sedalia, MO, Robert and wife Colleen, Sedalia, MO, Ellen and husband Jeff Eigsti, Muscoda, WI, Elsie and husband Dale Shrock, Sedalia, MO, Andy and wife Suzanne, Creston, IA, Anna and husband Roland Hostetler, Hotchkiss, CO, Alice and husband Marion Hostetler, Otterville, MO, Arlene and husband Arlyn Swartzentruber, Sedalia, MO, Joel and wife Teresa, Creston, IA, Gene and wife Karla, Sedalia, MO, Jim and wife Josi, Sedalia, MO.
He was preceded in death by a stillborn son; daughter-in-law Ella Mae, wife of Morris; his parents-in-law Paul and Orpha Hostetler; his grandparents Joe and Alice Kropf, Harold and Florence Knox; 4 uncles and 4 aunts.
Roger had many friends, near and far, and was known for his friendliness and hospitality. He had a great love for singing and spent many hours singing by himself or with whoever would join him.
The family expresses a heartfelt Thank You to each and everyone for the help, expressions of sympathy, prayer and support, through this difficult time. Please continue to pray!