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Robert "Bob" L. Poppema

April 17, 1940 — February 10, 2021

Services for Robert "Bob" L. Poppema, age 80, of Sheldon who passed away on Wednesday, February 10, 2021 at Sanford Sheldon Medical Center. His memorial service will be at 11:00 A.M. on Saturday, February 13, 2021 at First Christian Reformed Church in Sheldon with Rev. Aldon Kuiper ~ officiating.
A public graveside service will be held at 10:15 A.M. on Saturday, February 13, 2021 at East Lawn Cemetery in Sheldon.
Visitation with family present will be from 5 - 7 P.M. on Friday, February 12, 2021 at First Christian Reformed Church in Sheldon.
Arrangements are under the care of the Andringa Funeral Home - Sheldon.
Masks are recommended with social distancing guidelines practiced.

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
ROBERT “BOB” L. POPPEMA

BORN
April 17, 1940 ~ Sheldon, Iowa
PASSED AWAY
February 10, 2021~Sheldon, Iowa
AGE
80 years, 9 months, 23 days

CELEBRATION OF LIFE
11:00 A.M. Saturday, February 13, 2021
First Christian Reformed Church; Sheldon, Iowa
Family Prayer Service at 9:45 A.M.
Rev. Aldon Kuiper ~ Officiating

MUSIC
“It Is Well With My Soul”
Sung by: Laura Bonestroo
Special Music Sung by Grandchildren and Great Grandchildren
CONGREGATIONAL HYMNS
Processional: “On The Good and Faithful” PH #7
Recessional: “Jehovah Is My Light” PH #48
Pianist: Lora Petitt

HONORARY CASKET BEARER
Austin Poppema
CASKET BEARERS
Zach Van Ginkel David Haan
Joe Bootsma Mark Maassen
Alex Van Ginkel Dallas Van Ginkel
Drew Poppema Levi Poppema

FINAL RESTING PLACE
10:15 A.M. Saturday, February 13, 2021
East Lawn Cemetery ~ Sheldon, Iowa

After today’s service the family invites family and friends to join them in the fellowship hall of the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to:
Sheldon Christian School

Arrangements are under the care of the
Andringa Funeral Home - Sheldon.

Robert (Bob) Poppema, age 80, was born on a farm near Sheldon, Iowa on April 17, 1940. He was the son of Fred and Winnie (Smit) Poppema. Robert attended Sheldon Christian grade school and graduated from Western Christian High School in Hull in 1957. After high school, he worked for Mouw and Den Hartog Construction for 7 years. He was united in marriage to Mavis Uittenbogaard on October 10, 1961 and they resided in Sheldon. In 1962, Bob served in the Iowa Army National Guard. In 1964, Bob established his own construction company. Later, Harold Sikma joined Bob as a partner, so the company name was changed to Poppema-Sikma Construction. The first several years, they built new homes and farm buildings. In the mid 70’s, they began building commercial buildings, schools, churches, hospitals and factories.
Bob was very dedicated, and Poppema-Sikma Construction is well-known for their quality work. Bob was very committed to his church, First Christian Reformed Church in Sheldon and strived to follow the Lord’s will. He served as an Elder and Deacon for many years. He also served on the Sheldon Christian School and Western Christian High School boards.
Bob was very involved in numerous city projects, giving back to and promoting his community. Bob loved his family and strived to set a fine example for his family and friends to follow.
Those left to cherish his memory are his children, Natalie (Joel) Van Ginkel of Hull, Iowa, Leah (Dan) Heiliger of Archer, Iowa, Dan (Kathy) Poppema of Sheldon, Iowa, Mike (Katy) Poppema of Remsen, Iowa, numerous grandchildren, and great grandchildren. Bob is also survived by his sisters, Carol Smidt of Sibley, Iowa, Jane (Arlan) Lode of Sheldon, Iowa; brother, Larry (Linda) Poppema of Lincoln, Nebraska.
Bob was preceded in death by his wife, Mavis; parents; son, Kenny Poppema; brother, Harlan Poppema; brother-in-law, Roger Smidt.
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Service Schedule

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Visitation

Friday, February 12, 2021

5:00 - 7:00pm (Central time)

First Christian Reformed Church

901 9th Street, Sheldon, IA 51201

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Graveside

Saturday, February 13, 2021

10:15 - 10:30am (Central time)

East Lawn Cemetery - Sheldon

700 Union Ave., Sheldon, IA 51201

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Saturday, February 13, 2021

11:00 - 11:45am (Central time)

First Christian Reformed Church

901 9th Street, Sheldon, IA 51201

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Burial

East Lawn Cemetery - Sheldon

700 Union Ave, Memphis, TN 38103

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