Eugene L. Poppen, 74, passed away at his home in Houston, Texas, on Thursday, June 3, 2010. Gene was born in Revillo, S.D., on May 7, 1936, to Ubbe and Vida Poppen (Crowell).
He grew up in the grant county area and farmed there for a number of years. He then began to drive truck and made that his lifetime career until his retirement in 2003.
Gene was preceded in death by his parents, Ubbe and Vida and his son, Corrie.
He is survived by his sister, Shirley (Gene) Jibben of South Dakota; daughter Sherry of Arizona; daughter Rosanne of Montana; daughter Angela (Al) of Arizona; son Keith (Carolyn) of Texas; grandchildren, Riley of Montana and Peter of Texas; and many nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles; also many friends and acquaintances.
Gene had requested that there be no official services, and that all donations be made to your local humane society in his honor.
The family would like to thank all for the love and support you have shown.