Kenneth B. Yopp

Kenneth Bernard Yopp, 81, a resident of Grayslake, passed away Wednesday, May 3, 2017 at Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville, IL.  He was born March 17, 1936 at St. Therese Hospital in Waukegan to Bernard H. and Mary R. Yopp.  Kenneth was a lifelong resident of Grayslake.  He was a board member and volunteer with the Grayslake Historical Society for 20 years, a member of the Loyal Order of the Moose, and a member of the Chicago Truckdrivers Union.  Kenneth drove truck for Gefco Manufacturing Company in Grayslake for 44 years.  He was an avid motorcyclist and loved to sing for anyone who would listen.  Kenneth is survived by his wife of 61 years, Patricia, whom he wed on July 28, 1956 at St. Gilbert Church in Grayslake, his children Linda (Peter) Fassbinder of Grayslake, Sandra (Timothy) Smyth of Grayslake, and James (Theresa) Yopp of Lake Villa, his grandchildren Amy (Chris) Acker of Grayslake, Melissa Smyth (Jacob) Ellington of Grayslake, Nicholas Fassbinder of McHenry, Branden Yopp of Ingleside, Kurtis (Rachel) Smyth of Kewanee, Kyle Smyth of Grayslake, Andrew Yopp of McHenry, and Sarah Yopp of Lake Villa, his great-grandchildren Summer and Lukas Acker, Bryce and Blake Yopp, Gabriel Ellington, and Kendall Smyth, his sister Marilyn (Doug) Fraser of York, PA, and numerous nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Bernard H. and Mary R. Yopp.   A memorial visitation and service is scheduled for Wednesday, May 10, 2017 from 6:00pm until 8:00pm with the service commencing at 8:00pm at Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium 410 E. Belvidere Rd. Grayslake, IL 60030. Interment will be held privately.  In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Grayslake Historical Society PO Box 185 Grayslake, IL 60030 or the Alzheimers Assoc. PO Box 96011 Washington DC 20090 For more information please contact (847)223-8122 or log onto www.strangfuneral.org. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5 Responses to Kenneth B. Yopp

  • Jan and Bill says:

    You will be greatly missed Kenny and the good times our families had together.

  • Donna says:

    Our hearts and prayers go out to the family. Ken was a sweet man. Love from The Wayne’s Pizza Crew! Rest in peace Mr. Ken.

    • Sandi Smyth says:

      Thank you! We appreciate your kind words. My dad truly enjoyed eating at Waynes for so many years! The Yopp Family

  • Bill Leider says:

    I was happy to know Ken and Patty. He’d always wave sitting on the front porch as I would drive by. He was a good man. My condolences to his family.