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Richard "Rich" Foppe

October 25, 1931 — March 9, 2017

Richard "Rich" Foppe

Richard “Rich” Foppe, age 85, of Belle passed away Wednesday, March 9, 2017, at Frene Valley Nursing Facility in Owensville.

Rich was born October 25, 1931, in St. Louis, a son to the late Clem and Katherine (Grosse) Foppe.

On February 3, 1951, Rich was united in marriage to Alice Alverson at St. Edwards Catholic Church in St. Louis. Alice survives of their home in Belle.

Rich was a graduate of Hadley Trade School and had been a resident of the Belle area for 32 years. He had been employed as a Mechanic and operated his own station for many years. Rich was proud to have served his country in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict.

Rich was a very giving person who would help anyone in need. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, target shooting and being outdoors. Rich liked to read various gun magazines and was an active member of the N.R.A.

Rich is survived by his wife of 66 years, Alice, as well as many extended family members and friends.

In addition to his parents, Rich was preceded in death by an infant son, Richard “Ricky” Alan Foppe; two sisters, Rosemary Ruggeri and Theresa Tashler; and one half-brother, Clem “Snooks” Foppe.

Visitation for Rich will be held from 9:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, March 14, 2017, at Sassmann’s Chapel in Belle. Funeral Services will follow at 11:00 a.m. Interment will be in the Missouri Veterans Cemetery in Waynesville with full Military Honors.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to the family of Rich Foppe.

Arrangements are under the direction of Sassmann’s Chapel, Belle, MO. (859-3712)

www.sassmannschapel.com


SERVICES
Visitation

Tuesday, March 14, 2017
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Sassmann Chapel
207 Linn Avenue
Belle, Missouri 65013

Funeral Service

Tuesday, March 14, 2017
11:00 AM

Sassmann Chapel
207 Linn Avenue
Belle, Missouri 65013

Graveside Service

Tuesday, March 14, 2017
1:00 PM

Ft. Leonard Wood Veteran Cemetery
25350 Highway H
Waynsville, Missouri 65583

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