Herman Joseph Yopp, 90, of Paducah died Thursday, March 14, 2013, at Lourdes hospital.
A lifelong native of McCracken County, Herman was born on July 7, 1922, to the late Walter and Myrtle Luigs Yopp. Herman was a lifelong farmer who farmed the same fields as his father and grandfather. He was the oldest living Yopp male in his family. He was a member of St. John’s Catholic Church and was the caretaker of St. John’s Cemetery for over 35 years. He was also a longtime member of Farm Bureau and served in the United States Army during World War II.
Surviving are his sisters, Hilda Wurth and Dorothy Estes, both of Paducah, and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by twin sisters, Velma and Thelma Yopp; a brother, Raymond Yopp, and his parents.
A funeral Mass will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 16, 2013, at St. John’s Catholic Church with Rev. Tom Buckman officiating. Burial will follow in St. John’s Cemetery.
Visitation will be held Friday evening, March 15, 2013, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Lone Oak Chapel of Milner and Orr Funeral Home, and prayers will begin at 7 p.m.
Contributions may be made to St. John’s Catholic Church, 6705 Old U.S. Hwy 45 S, Paducah, KY 42003.
You may leave a message of sympathy or light a memorial candle at www.milnerandorr.com.