I would like to give my heartfelt sympathy to the entire Schopp family. I remember "Mrs. Schopp" from my teens. I can remember the soft and warm welcome that I would get when I came around. It has been over 35 years since I saw her, but those warm memories are still within me. All of you are in my prayers and thoughts.
Our condolences to your family on the passing of our former neighbor on Eldorado Street. Dolores always had a smile and a kind word for us and our kids.
Phyllis and Mark Dintenfass
Mom, I miss you already...your kind spirit, gentle soul and endless capacity for love. You were always so very much more to me than just a "mother-in-law". From the moment we met, you welcomed me into the family with open arms and you instantly became "Mom" to me. From that point on I loved you dearly! I will miss our endless chats...sharing life's stories, swapping cooking advice and exchanging recipes. I am so grateful we spent last Tuesday together! We had such a nice day, filled with more special memories of you that I will hold close to my heart. You were a very special woman and I was blessed to have you in my life!!! Thank-you for all that we shared...especially for your wonderful son Randy! He is a great husband and soul-mate to me and I owe it to you! He learned by your wonderful example! I loved you very much and hope you are now reunited in eternal peace with your soul mate, Dad.
To All of the Schopp Family,
I am sorry to hear of your mom's death. I cherish all my memories of her, but especially of your parents' marriage. Every single day Dody and Eddie made each other feel like the most important person in the world. They spent all their time together because that's what made them happy. The Sunday drives, jaunts to Milwaukee to see Grandma, and countless hours playing Yahtzee while soaking up the sun set a fine example for the rest of the world. I have no idea how Mrs. Schopp lived on earth without him for 22 years. And now, their happily ever-after is eternal. Thank you Jesus!
I am so sad that I have just learned of Shannon's death 5 years ago...I ache for you all. I remember her as a little one, so special.
I wish I could make it up to Appleton for the Celebration of Dody's life, but I just can't. May God bless you all as you heal. I am so glad my life intersected hers.
Peace and Prayers,
Barbra Dannecker Kamholz
To my dear, sweet mother. Words are hard to come by. You were the best mom a person could ask for. You gave of your heart and soul to all of us kids and to all that knew you. You gave without question, seeking nothing for yourself and asking nothing in return. I am the person I am today because of you. You were always there to teach, support and comfort me in good times and bad. You had the most loving smile I have ever seen! I will miss you more than you could possibly know. Although my heart is breaking at the loss of you in my life, I find comfort in knowing that you will always be with me in my heart and in everything I do. May you finally rest mom and be at peace as God holds you in His loving arms to bring you home.
I love you mom,
Your loving daughter,
To my beloved, loving and remarkable mom. We had a very amazing relationship. It was so much more than just the normal mother/daughter kind. You were not only my mom but my biggest supporter, confidant and best friend. In the last 48 hours I have experienced what life will be without you and it sucks. Right now I have no idea how I am going to go through life without you. I continue to pick up the phone to call you like I have done a gazillion times. Lucky for me calling you every night to say "I love you" was a good habit because I did it the night before you left us. I wish I could have been there with you so you weren't alone, but obviously God had his plan and I am getting no where trying to question that. I could go on for a million hours but I will end now with this. To quote something that I had seen both you and dad write in cards to each other a thousand times "I love you all ways always". Rest in peace beloved mom.
Grandma, you were such a gentle, loving soul....so inviting to anyone you met and you had the ability to make everyone feel like family. You never judged and only offered words of acceptance and advice. I regret not visiting more....but hindsight is 20/20 huh, Grandma? I will cherish the memories and the lessons you taught even when you didn't know you were teaching. I love you and miss you....but you are with Grandpa now....we all know how much you missed him.
Grandma , You love all of us with your whole heart and we all love you just as much. We will all miss you so very much. You always welcomed us with open arms and a kiss on the cheek. Your house was always a place to call home. We have gotten so close in the last 4-5 years and I am so happy we did. I will remember all the hours I spent on your living room floor looking through old photos with you. Those were always my favorite visits. I have so many memories that bring a smile to my face and that I will keep forever. So many laughs we had. You have done so much for me and my family...especially Shawn. Thank you for giving him a Grandma again. He loved you just as much as I. We will miss you and we love you Grandma. <3