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Herbert Edwin Poppe

April 7, 1931 February 15, 2022
Herbert Edwin Poppe
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Obituary for Herbert Edwin Poppe

Herbert Edwin Poppe – Age 90, of Brighton, Michigan, passed away peacefully on February 15th, 2022. He was born April 7, 1931 in Caro, Michigan, to the late Edwin and Goldie Poppe.

Herb was a painter by trade, starting his painting business, Superior Decorating, in 1953. He remained in that business for over 50 years. He also owned a paint and decorating store, Poppe’s Gallery, in Northville for a number of years. He not only dedicated much of his life to his career, but he was also a loving husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather to many.

He spent much of his free time at their cabin on Lake Emma in Northern Michigan where he enjoyed hunting, fishing, snowmobiling, and relaxing with family and close friends. Hosting pig roasts was a favorite past-time of his which often took place annually at their cabin or at their home in Brighton.

Herb is survived by his wife of 42 years, Barbara Poppe; children, David (Rose) Poppe, Roxann (Leonard) Poppe-Leibenhaut, Robert (Anna) Poppe, and Kelly (Frederick Purol) Poppe-Purol; step-children, David (Beth) Hembree, Douglas Hembree, and Jeana (Tim) Dix; 13 grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren; brother, Richard (Joyce) Poppe; also many extended family and dear friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his sisters, Arlene Hutchinson, and Joan Vanover.

A Memorial Gathering and Celebration will be held at a later date.

Memorial Contributions can be made to:

Alzheimer’s Association
for Dementia Related Research
225 N. Michigan Ave. - Fl. 17
Chicago, IL 60601


American Cancer Society
20450 Civic Center Drive
Southfield, MI 48076

Memorial Contribution

Alzheimer’s Association Michigan Great Lakes Chapter

25200 Telegraph Rd #100
Southfield, MI 48033

American Cancer Society

20450 Civic Center Dr.
Southfield, MI 48076-4135

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