Bobby J. Troppman, 82, a longtime resident of Grove, passed away on Wednesday, June 6, 2018 at the VA Medical Center in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
Bob was born on June 20, 1936, in Oak Knoll, Minnesota and raised in Brook Park, Minnesota.
He joined the Air Force in 1955 where he was an electrician. He served for four years and earned the rank of Airman First Class.
He met and married his wife Jackie in Wichita, Kansas in 1957. They lived in Minnesota, where Bob worked as a heavy equipment operator, before moving to Grove in 1968 where they bought Beacon Point Resort and lived the ‘dream life’ until retiring in 2000.
Bob was an avid fisherman and made many trips to Canada with family and friends. His hobbies include wood working and scroll sawing, reading, music and playing instruments, rebuilding cars and motor homes and he adored his animals. Bob was loved dearly by his family and will be in their hearts forever.
He is survived by his wife Jackie of 60 years, son Jon and wife Debi, all of Grove; daughter, Jodi Roberts and husband, Allen, granddaughter Cassi Moore and husband Randy and great granddaughter Ainsley Moore, all of Choctaw; grandson Tyler Troppman of Stillwater and granddaughter Amber Troppman of Edmond.
Also extended family Mickey and Jess Michalec and their three daughters Hayleigh, Macy and Kevi of Owasso, J.R. and Pam Michalec and their two children Olivia and Gregory III of Ohio, one sister-in-law, Gail, of Bella Vista, Arkansas, and many nieces and nephews.
A gathering of family and friends will take place from 1 to 3 p.m., Friday, June 15 at Nichols-Stephens Funeral Chapel, Grove. Private family graveside service at Olympus Cemetery will follow.
Donations may be made to: OKC Veteran’s Hospital, 935 NE 15th St, Oklahoma City, OK 73117.
Arrangements entrusted to Nichols-Stephens Funeral and Cremation Services, Grove. Online condolences may be made at www.nicholsfuneralandcremation.com.