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“My sympathy to the Rop family and greetings from Russ and Donna too. Ellie Vanderwell ”
1 of 15 | Posted by: Ellie Vanderwell - Jenison, MI

“Our sympathy to Joan and the entire Rop family. I'm sorry we weren't able to express our sympathy in person. I am a cousin of Hugh - one of the many...Read More »
2 of 15 | Posted by: Mary Buitendorp - Grand Haven

“As a cousin of Hugh, I am so sorry to hear of his passing. I pray that the Lord May comfort you at this time. ”
3 of 15 | Posted by: Warren Vanderwell - St. Augustine, FL

“Deepest sympathies to The Rop family. We will be praying for you. ”
4 of 15 | Posted by: Tim and Kari Castleberry - MI

“Our sympathy to Joan and the family. Many memories of Hugh working together at Kellogg's. May God be with the family. ”
5 of 15 | Posted by: Dave and Liz Kinnisten - Sarasota, FL

“Blessings to the Rop family as Hugh passes unto the care and comfort of our lord. ”
6 of 15 | Posted by: Brian Zentera - BATTLE CREEK, MI

“Joan, Mike and family, So sorry to hear of Hugh's passing. As you know, we go back along time. Since you 1st came to Battle Creek. I believe , if...Read More »
7 of 15 | Posted by: Clark Maddox - Battle Creek, MI

“Dear Joan and family,I am very sorry to hear of your loss.I worked many years ago with Hugh when I was first hired by Kellogg Company.I have nothing...Read More »
8 of 15 | Posted by: Evan litvak - The villages, FL

“Joan, Mike, Angie and Steve - I am so very sorry for your loss. Your dad was a wonderfully kind man and so noticeably proud of all of you and your...Read More »
9 of 15 | Posted by: Dave Schulz - Battle Creek, MI

“Oh Joan, I'm so sorry for your loss! I surely enjoyed seeing both of you whenever I would come get the projects to sew for you. May God bless you...Read More »
10 of 15 | Posted by: Teri Schneider - Bellevue, MI

“In normal times I would be with you in person for the services for HUGH. I have watched many ballgames with him and his wife-JOAN. Also have watched...Read More »
11 of 15 | Posted by: CASIMER (CAZ) DZWIK - MI

“So very sorry to hear of Hugh’s passing. I had the great pleasure to work for and with Hugh in the Kellogg Company’s plant accounting...Read More »
12 of 15 | Posted by: James Hall - Battle Creek, MI

“May all the wonderful memories bring you comfort and peace ”
13 of 15 | Posted by: Cathy Winer - Battle Creek

“Dear Joan and family, I'm so sorry for your loss, and will keep you all in prayer. ”
14 of 15 | Posted by: Brenda Goodnight - Farmington, NM

“Ann and I would like to express our deepest sympathy in the passing of Hugh. I enjoyed knowing him all these years and wish him Happy Camping. ”
15 of 15 | Posted by: Anthony Stasunas - Fuquay-Varina, NC

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Hugh Rop, 80, of Battle Creek, Ml passed away on August 3, 2020, at home surrounded by his loving family after a battle with

Hugh, the son of John and Nellie (Vander Wel) Rop was born and grew up in Muskegon, where he was a 1960 graduate of Muskegon High School. He attended the University of Tulsa, (OK) and graduated in 1964 with a degree in Accounting. While in Tulsa, Hugh worked at St. Francis Hospital. Hugh joined the Kellogg Company where he eventually retired in 1999 after more than 30 years.

Hugh was married to his wife Joan (Stasunas), whom he met in Muskegon, for over 57 years. He leaves behind his loving family: wife, Joan Rop; son, Michael Hugh Rop of Battle Creek; daughter, Angela Marie Morris of Battle Creek; son, Steven Andrew Rop (Patty) of Oakton, VA; grandchildren Zachary and Ashley Morris and Davis and Mia Rop; siblings Jack Rop, Retha Johnson, and John Rop of Muskegon; Julie Ruster of Rochester, WA and several nieces and nephews. Hugh was preceded by his mother, Nellie (Vander Wel) Rop, his father, John Rop, and sisters, Sandy (Dr. James) Cook, Frances (Harold) Soper.

He enjoyed spending his time reading, playing many sports including softball, basketball, volleyball, and golf. Hugh loved camping and going to the Lake Michigan beaches with his family. He was proud of the fact that he camped for at least two weeks every summer for over 50 straight years at his favorite campground - Ludington State Park. Upon retirement, Hugh was a daily visitor to Willard Library followed by lunch with friends at The Pancake House. Hugh was a member of the Kellogg 25 Year Club and Covenant Hope Church.

Cremation has taken place. A memorial service for Hugh's immediate family will be officiated by his brother, Rev. John Rop 11:30 a.m. Thursday, August 6, 2020 at the funeral home. The memorial service for Hugh will be live streamed. Those wishing to share may go to: or the funeral home Face Book Page.

The family asks that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to: Oaklawn Hospice, 1344 Preston Drive, Marshall, Ml 49036 or Covenant Hope Church, 1021 Wagner Drive, Battle Creek, Ml. 49017. Arrangements are by the Farley Estes Dowdle Funeral Home & Cremation Care. Personal messages for the family may be placed at