Private family services for Steve Popp, 55 year old Buffalo man who passed away Tuesday afternoon, February 14th, at the Amie Holt Care Center in Buffalo, will be held by his family at a later date. Donations in Steve’s memory may be made to the Steve Popp Memorial, a fund set up to help defray final expenses in care of the Adams Funeral Home at 351 N. Adams in Buffalo.
Steve Allan Popp, was born on April 17, 1956 in Buffalo, Wyoming to Steve and Della Burris Popp. He started school in Buffalo and when he was in the 5th grade he moved, with his family, to Rawlins, Wyoming where he graduated from Rawlins High School in 1974. After high school he joined the U.S. Navy and received an honorable discharge. After his military service he lived in various parts of the country but always considered Buffalo as his home. Steve was a jewelry maker and an extraordinary craftsman . He was also an apprentice electrician. In 2006 he moved back to Johnson County where he continued to live until the time of his death. Steve loved spending time in the mountains. He was an avid fisherman and enjoyed camping and hiking.
He is survived by his parents, Steve Popp of Phoenix, Arizona and his mother, Della Burris Smith and her husband Ollie of Buffalo; one brother, Ray Dicken and his wife Lorena of Billings; four sisters Stephanie Vusich, Caulene Wittenberg and Brenda Popp, all of Buffalo and Treva Ross and her husband Garner of Williston, North Dakota; numerous nieces and nephews and a host of cousins and friends.