John “Keith” Roop, Sr., 84, of Franklin Grove, passed away Sunday, December 13, 2020, at his home surrounded by his family. He worked for Frank N Butler Company, for 39 years.
Keith was born, November 3, 1936, in Cavalier County, ND, the son of Donald and Marjorie (Morrison) Roop. He graduated from Franklin Grove High School. He married Audrey Fay Bennett on September 17, 1955, in Franklin Grove IL. He attended Reynolds United Methodist Church in Ashton. Keith was a Trustee on the Village of Franklin Grove Board and the Franklin Grove Fire Department. He also was a member of the Lions and Operating Engineers Union. Keith loved spending time with his beloved family.
Keith is survived by his wife of 65 years, Audrey Roop of Franklin Grove, three sons, John Keith (Denise) Roop Jr. of Minooka, James Bradley (Meg) Roop of Hawthorne Woods, Jeff (Diane) Roop of Franklin Grove, IL; eight grandchildren, Taylor Roop, Alex Roop, Allison (Mike) Perez, Amanda (Matt) Stucky; Michael (Dimitra) Roop, Brandon (Brandy) Roop, Eric (Jessica) Roop, Cory (Jennifer) Roop; 13 great grandchildren, Maddie, Drew, Kingston, Christian, Evelynn, Jackson, Konstantinos “Dino”, Braxton, Braden, Braley, Emersen, Dexter, Josephine; many nieces and nephews.
Keith was preceded in death by his parents; brother, D. Kenneth Roop and sister, Bonnie Kincaid.
A Private Funeral Service will be held on Friday, December 18, 2020 at Preston-Schilling Funeral Home with Reverend David Rogula, officiating. The funeral service will be streamed live on Preston-Schilling Funeral Home’s Facebook page at 11:00am. Burial will follow at Franklin Grove Cemetery in Franklin Grove, IL.
Memorials may be directed to Franklin Grove Fire Department or Serenity Hospice and Home.
Arrangements were completed by Preston-Schilling Funeral Home in Dixon.
Condolences may be sent to www.prestonschilling.com