Obit: Poppe, Jerome "Jerry" L. (1946 - 2006)
Contact:  Darlene Poppe

Surnames: Poppe, Atchison, Schildt, Biesterveld, Radthe

----Sources: Leader-Telegram (Eau Claire, Eau Claire County, Wis.) 29 Nov. 2006

Poppe, Jerome L. (10 Mar 1946 - 29 Nov. 2006)

Poppe, Jerome L., 60, of Birmingham, Alabama, and formerly of Eau Claire, died today at Trinity Hospital, Birmingham.

Fuller-Speckien-Hulke Funeral home is handling the arrangements.

----Sources: Leader-Telegram (Eau Claire, Eau Claire County, Wis.) Thurs., 30 Nov. 2006

Jerry Poppe, 60, passed away Wednesday, November 29, 2006, in Birmingham, Ala. He was born in Eau Claire, Wis., on March 10, 1946, to Clarence and Florence Poppe. He worked in the investment business his whole life, most recently as an assistant vice President at Sterne, Agee and Leach Investment Company in Birmingham.

Jerry had a passion for family. He researched, wrote and published a genealogy book covering five generations. Jerry’s home was always open to anyone, anytime. He enjoyed his dogs Chippy, Claire and Bella.

He is survived by his partner of 22 years, Michael Atchison; brothers, Robert (Joanne) Poppe of Eau Claire, Clarence Jr. (Bonnie) Poppe of Eau Claire and Charles (Mike) Poppe of Milwaukee; and sister, Marleine (Bill) Schildt of Eau Claire. He is further survived by many nieces and nephews; other relatives and friends.

Jerry was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Kathleen Biesterveld; and two brothers, Henry and James Poppe.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. on Saturday, December 2, 2006, at Fuller-Speckien-Hulke Funeral Home, with Father Fred Radthe, his cousin, officiating. Burial will be in St. Patrick’s Cemetery. Friends may call from noon until the time of services on Saturday at the funeral home.

Family and friends may send condolences online at

Fuller-Speckien-Hulke Funeral Home (715) 832-5002 is assisting the family with arrangements.

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Additional Notes:

His grandparents were Henry and Josephine (LaFlex)Poppe of Withee, Wisconsin. His parents were Clarence and Florence Poppe. Clarence and my dad were brothers. He was born and raised in Clark County, Wisconsin.




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