Earl Dan “Danny” Schoppe, 76, of Marshalltown,
departed this life early in the morning of Friday,
February 27th, at the Cedar Falls Nursing and Rehab
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday,
March 6th, at the Mitchell Family Funeral Home. He
will be laid to rest with full military honors by the
combined units of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Harry
C. Harter Post #839 and American Legion Frank Lewis
Glick Post #46 in the Hillside Cemetery at State
Center. Visitation will be held from 5-7:00 p.m. on
Thursday at the funeral home. Memorials in his honor
may be directed to St. Jude’s Hospice, 101 Elkader
Street, Strawberry Point, Iowa, 52076. For
condolences, please visit www.mitchellfh.com. Ph.
Born on August 22nd, 1938, at Rhodes, Iowa, he was
the son of Harold and Opal (Hayes) Schoppe. He
graduated from the State Center High School.
On August 29th, 1959, he was united in marriage to
the love of his life, Norma Jean Hapes, in Nevada,
Iowa. Danny was employed in the field of his passion-
cars. He took care of the mechanical work of police
cars for the City of Marshalltown until his
retirement. Many problems of the world were solved
with him at the Hardee’s Coffee Club.
Mr. Schoppe was a proud collector of two-cylinder
John Deere tractors and loved to participate in
parades with them. The time with his family,
motorcycles, camping and traveling with Norma were
all equally important.
Left to cherish his memory is his son, Terry (Lori)
Schoppe of Cedar Falls and grandchildren Michaela and
In death, he rejoined his beloved wife Norma,
parents, brother Richard and sister Dorothy (Schoppe)