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Obituary for Daniel Elbert Dopp, Sr.

Daniel Elbert Dopp, Sr., age 77, of Northfield, passed away Wednesday, August 29, 2018, at Three Links Care Center with his family by his side.   Daniel was born the son of Evelyn Eugene and Bernice (Link) Dopp on January 17, 1941, in his grandparent’s farmhouse in McDonald County, Missouri.  He was raised in Stella, Missouri and graduated from high school in 1959.  At the age of 19, Dan entered the United States Navy and served in country and overseas during the Vietnam War.  Dan was united in marriage to Barbara Tyra on August 12, 1968, in Jacksonville, Florida.  While […]

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Daniel Elbert Dopp, Sr., age 77, of Northfield, passed away Wednesday, August 29, 2018, at Three Links Care Center with his family by his side.

 

Daniel was born the son of Evelyn Eugene and Bernice (Link) Dopp on January 17, 1941, in his grandparent’s farmhouse in McDonald County, Missouri.  He was raised in Stella, Missouri and graduated from high school in 1959.  At the age of 19, Dan entered the United States Navy and served in country and overseas during the Vietnam War.  Dan was united in marriage to Barbara Tyra on August 12, 1968, in Jacksonville, Florida.  While in the Navy, they were stationed in Jacksonville, Florida, Yokosuka, Japan, San Diego, California, Bremerton, Washington and Rosemount, Minnesota.  In 1978, the couple settled in Randolph, Minnesota.  Dan retired from the United States Navy in 1980 as Petty Officer First Class.  In 2007, the couple moved to Northfield.

 

Dan enjoyed fishing, woodworking, family history, crocheting, reading and traveling with Barbara.  He was a quiet man who was loving and supportive of his family.  He was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. He held many callings in the Church such as Area Seventy, Scoutmaster, Temple Worker and Family History Director.

 

He is survived by his wife of 50 years Barbara of Northfield; his children Bernice (Steve) Whittwer of Okinawa Japan, Eugene (Wendy) of Kansas City, Kansas, Daniel Jr. (Hilda) of Faribault, Minnesota, Trishana (Reed) Burbank of Richland, Washington, Maren (Ben) Gibson of Spokane, Washington, Stephen (Kelly) of Lonsdale, Minnesota and David (Samantha) of Medford, Minnesota.  Dan is also survived by 15 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren; a brother Eldon (Nancy) of Stella, Missouri and a sister Dianna Harrison.  He was preceded in death by his parents.

 

Graveside services with military honors will be held on Friday, August 31, 2018, beginning at 9:30 AM at Fort Snelling National Cemetery in Minneapolis. His four sons Eugene, Daniel Jr., Stephen and David will be pallbearers along with three grandsons, Sean Dopp, Evan Dopp and William Dopp.

An open house will be held at Dan and Barbara’s home in Northfield on Sunday, September 2, 2018 from 4pm to 6pm.

 

In lieu of flowers, memorials in Dan’s honor can be directed to the Alzheimer’s Association.

 

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Burial

Burial: 9:30 AM - August 31, 2018

Fort Snelling National Cemetery
7601 34th Ave S Minneapolis, 55450 Get Directions

4 Comments

  1. Maren Gibson

    Dad,
    I love you and am grateful for the life you provided me and your kids while we were growing up. Some things we did not see eye-to- eye in(I like a neat garage) but other things we share a love for (Chocolate covered cherries, mom, my siblings and Uncle Eldon & Aunt Nancy). I loved when you would tell us stories of your childhood as we drove to MO to visit family. You are missed but I know you are in a better place. Give Grandma Dopp & Helen, Grandpa Dopp & Clovis, Lee and Irv a hug for us. I know you will be there for Owen. Love you..- Maren Bird

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  2. Trishana Burbank

    Dad,

    I love you. We love you. You are loved. Thank you for your unwaivering support through my life. Thank you for the many memories and the memories my children have of our time together (wow, we had a lot of time together) What brings me the most peace now is knowing that you are comforatable and in a peaceful place surrounded my family, friends, and pets that you have longed to reconnect with – it’s great that you get that now. Thank you dad, I love you dad … always.

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  3. Laurice Jamieson

    Dear Barb, we have not seen each other for a long time but I still think of you as a good friend from a time when we worked together. I am also very seldom looking at Facebook – my daughters usually are looking and just saw on my feed an announcement about the death of your husband. I want to extend my sympathy, it is a hard loss and it is good to have a large family to give you support. I hope we will be able to get together. I am currently staying in a place in downtown Minneapolis. I will try to contact you again. All my love, Laurice

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  4. Leona E Livingston

    Our love and thoughts are with all members of the Dopp family. David and I have some very wonderful memories of times we spent with you and Dan when you lived in Randolph. We want you to know we share in your sorrow, but have joy in knowing there will be a reunion again one day. Life has been richer for the friendship we’ve shared and we are most grateful. — Love, Leona and David Livingston

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