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Obituary - Barbara Mae Kropp

Barbara Mae Kropp of Kalispell, Montana, 87, passed peacefully to her heavenly home January 19, 2024 at Logan Health.

Barbara was born September 6, 1936 in Fairview, Montana and lived there until the family moved to Havre, Montana where she graduated from Havre High School. Barbara had two sisters, Sandra and Jackie, and a brother, Dougie.

Barbara married Leonard (Gus) Vercruyssen in Hamilton, Montana, in 1955, and they were blessed with two daughters, Vicki and Linda, who were raised in Havre, Montana.

Leonard passed away in 1973.

In 1974, Barbara married Gary Kropp and they spent many winters traveling with friends to Arizona. They were members of the Good Sam Club where they enjoyed traveling around to different campgrounds and meeting new friends.

Barbara was a faithful parishioner, involved in her church choir as well as volunteering in the church office. She participated in bible studies and women's groups and especially loved going to potlucks.

As a young mother, she attended Adult Education classes where she continued her love of sewing. Barbara spent countless hours photographing family events and in turn created spectacular scrapbooks for each grandchild. One of Barbara's favorite activities was to talk on the phone with family and friends.

Barbara was preceded in death by her husband, Gary Kropp, sister Sandra, brother Dougie as well as her granddaughter, Shaina Evans.

Barbara is survived by her daughters, Vicki (Daryl) Ness of Sequim, WA, and Linda (Gary) Evans of Columbia Falls, MT; sister Jackie (Rod) Roberts, four grandchildren, Jenn Tracy, Jacquelyne Ness, Nicole Mosely and Kallie Kimball; six great grandchildren, Lindsey Monreal, Roman and Oliver Tracy, Willa Kimball, Bridger Mosely and Kaleb Jackson; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Barbara's service will be held at Trinity Lutheran Church at 1 p.m. Friday, May 3, 2024, with reception to follow. Remembrances can be made in Barbara's name to Trinity Lutheran Church.

Friends are encouraged to visit our website at to leave notes of condolences for the family.

Buffalo Hill Funeral Home and Crematory caring for the family.


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