Charles Alfred Kopp, first born of Charles William Kopp and Helen Laura Schaper-Kopp of Clarksville,was born on April 23rd 1929. He passed away Feb. 2018.
The years of his youth were spent in, what was then, the very small town of Clarksville, where his good character was molded. He attended Jeffersonville High school. His love for old automobiles and airplanes was fueled by his early jobs at local service stations and by spending many hours at the local airport. Like his father, he became a master machinist, which eventually led to his 36 plus years of employment at Boeing Aircraft in the state of Washington.
In retirement he resided in Denver, Colorado, Gallatin, Missouri, and finally, Anderson, Indiana where to keep himself busy, he drove a school bus for a number of years. He had several nicknames. To his immediate family, he was Son. To his school mates he was Charley, to the grandkids, Chuckles and to the rest he was simply, Chuck.
He was a freemason, Clark Lodge of Jeffersonville, Indiana and was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.
He is preceded in death by his parents; his brother Richard L. Kopp; and grandson Scott A. Kreutz.
He is survived by his wife, Penny; daughter, Kathie Clement; son, Dan Kopp; brother, Louis E. Kopp; nine grandchildren, 27 great grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren on his side. He is survived on Penny's side by step-sons, Joseph, Michael, Frank, and Andrew Flanders; step-daughters Renada Hays and Cathy Simonson; 29 grandchildren and five great grandchildren.
Services will be held at the chapel of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 200 W 46th St. Anderson. 46013
Viewing will be from 9 to 11 a.m. Thursday, services from 11 a.m. to noon, and internment at Marion National Cemetery at 1 p.m.
Albertsons Mortuary, Indianapolis, Indiana
Published on February 13, 2018