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Damien Kropp

February 22, 1973 ~ May 14, 2009 (age 36)


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Damien Kropp, 36, of Geneseo, passed away Thursday, May 14, 2009 at his home.

Family and friends of Damien may call Monday, May 18, from 6 - 8 pm at Vandemore Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Geneseo. Cremation rites will be accorded after the visitation. A memorial service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorials be left to the Damien Kropp Memorial Fund.

Damien was born on February 22, 1973 in Geneseo, IL the son of Richard L. and Susan (Skonberg) Kropp. He was a 1991 graduate of J.D. Darnall High School. Damien had been employed as a carpenter for Rich Kropp Builders and was currently employed at Cathelyn Construction both of Geneseo. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, NASCAR, bowling, softball, golf, and riding his jet ski.

Survivors include his father Rich and step-mother Gladys, sisters Jami Kropp, Des Moines, IA; Paula Gradert Moline; Danielle Skonberg, Rock Island; Ronni Goeffe, Geneseo; brothers Derek Gradert, Moline; Kevin Stanfield, Geneseo; paternal grandmother Lois P. Kropp, Cordova; maternal grandmother Jane O'Connor, Colona; and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his mother Susan, brother Cory, paternal grandfather Lawrence Kropp, and maternal grandfather Robert O'Connor.

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