Alois E. Van Poppel


Louis Van PoppelAlois E. “Louis” Van Poppel, 86 years, of Bryan, passed away Friday, January 29, 2016 at Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne, Indiana. Louis was born July 16, 1929 in South Bend, Indiana, the son of the late August and Helena Marie “Lena” (VanDeBussche) Van Poppel. Louis graduated from Bryan High School in 1948 and then attended Southern Mississippi University on a Football Scholarship. He was an Auctioneer and Realtor. Louis was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church.

Surviving are his five children, Alois T. ”Louis” (Edna) Van Poppel of Ocala, Florida, Phillip Van Poppel of Hollywood, California, Patrick Van Poppel of Decatur, Indiana, Karl Van Poppel of Ocala, Florida and Susan Washington of Marietta, Georgia; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; one sister, Elsie Gray of Bryan. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

A Memorial Mass for Louie will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, February 5, 2016 at St. Patrick Catholic Church with Father Jim Halleron officiating. He will be interred in Fountain Grove Cemetery, Bryan.

Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider memorial donations be given to St. Patrick Catholic Church.

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