Larry Curtis Kropf, age 85, passed into the arms of Jesus, his Lord and Savior on July 20, 2020 at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Corvallis. He was born on June 30, 1935 in the family farmhouse next to where he lived and farmed his entire life near Halsey. He was preceded in death by his son Robyn Kropf; parents Orie and Velda Curtis Kropf; brother Delwin and infant sister Jean. He is survived by his wife Lynn of 33 years; sons Lance and Jeff; stepdaughters Shari Johnstone and Tally Dent; Darline Borgaard (mother of his sons); brother Veldon and sisters Joyce Gingerich and Arzalea Hostetler.
Larry’s chosen career was farming after alternative military service in 1958 and he continued until his passing. He also drove a truck, ran heavy construction equipment, and built custom farm machinery. His passion for farming gave him strength through the good and bad times to be successful and build a legacy in the community for excellence, honesty, helpfulness, and dependability.
Larry had strong conservative political views that he was unafraid to share with others and was politically active.
He loved music, sang in the Valley Men’s Chorus, and played guitar. He and Lynn attended Calvary Chapel in Harrisburg where he was an integral part of the fellowship and will be greatly missed. Larry had a strong love for God’s Word as well as a lifelong passion for aviation and loved to give people rides from his farm airstrip in his airplane.
A graveside service will be held on Saturday, July 25, at 11 am at Alford Cemetery near Harrisburg.
There will be a private family viewing on Friday, July 24, from 12 noon to 5 pm.
AAsum-Dufour Funeral Home is handling the arrangements (www.aasum-dufour.com).
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