Timothy Clifford Popp

Timothy Clifford Popp

PEORIA, Ill. — Timothy Clifford Popp, 52, formerly of Iron Mountain, died unexpectedly on Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2019, from a ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm.

Tim was born on Sept. 8, 1967, in L’Anse, to parents Bernice and William Popp.

He is survived by two wonderful children, Riley, a freshman at University of Illinois, and a daughter, Miranda, a junior at Richwoods High School, in Peoria.

Tim graduated from Iron Mountain High School in 1986 as valedictorian and soon thereafter graduated with honors from The University of Michigan. For the majority of his career, Tim worked in logistics systems at Caterpillar in Peoria, and most recently worked at Illinois Central College as a data analyst.

He leaves behind his parents; brother, Bill and sister-in-law, Laura; brother, Rick and sister-in-law, Sue; sister, Alison and brother-in-law, Tom Meier; nieces and nephews, Emily and Joe Popp, Sam and Isaiah Popp, and Ivy and Theo Meier; aunts and uncles, Dolores Andrian, Bob and Barb Popp, Dan and Sue Popp, Diana and Larry Malinovsky, Clara Garcia, Jan Stanislawczyk, Joe and Sandy Stanislawczyk, Walter Jeffers, Steve Stanislawczyk, Tom and Irene Piker and Carol Selfridge Popp; and numerous first cousins.

Tim is preceded in death by his maternal and paternal grandparents; aunts and uncles, Joe and Peggy Popp, Jim Andrian, Kay and Stanley Wyrwas, John and Josephine Stanislawczyk, Ray Garcia, Carol Jeffers, Cliff Popp, Mike Stanislawczyk, Margie Stanislawczyk; and cousin, Karen Miller.

Tim will forever be remembered for his pride and love for his children, his tremendous wit, a love for dancing, acting, and the Michigan Wolverines, his kindness, his pursuit for social justice, and his youthful approach to life, especially when entertaining his kids, nieces and nephews.

So many friends and family have already expressed their condolences on social media, by phone, and in-person, and the Popp family is overwhelmed and deeply appreciative of the outpouring of expressions of love for Tim and his family. Your prayers are especially helpful.

A memorial service is being planned for Saturday, Jan. 4, in Peoria.