Gale L. Roppe, 74

Gale L. Roppe, 74, of Eveleth, died on Wednesday, September 12, 2018 at Solvay Hospice House in Duluth.
Mass of Christian Burial was on Sunday, September 16, 2018 at Resurrection Catholic Church in Eveleth. Interment was in Eveleth Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred. The family would like to extend their heartfelt thanks to Essentia Health Hospice.
Gale was born on March 3, 1944 in Thief River Falls to Bert and Adeline (Lee) Roppe. Gale enjoyed fishing, hunting and spending time with his family. He was a member of Resurrection Catholic Church.
Gale was generous, compassionate, and kind to everyone he met. He was a tenderhearted and loving soul, who fought for the underdog and always had a smile. He was our hero as a husband, a father, a grandfather, a great-grandfather and friend.
Gale is survived by his wife, Joyce; daughters, Cindy (Neil) Stanaway, Mandy (David) Johnson; 5 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; sister, Sherry (Chuck) Olson; sisters-in-law, Olga Roppe, Pam Hill and numerous nieces and nephews.
Gale was preceded in death by his parents and brothers, Allen and Larry Roppe.
Arrangements are entrusted to Cron-Sheehy Funeral Home, Eveleth. To sign the guestbook on line and to leave a memorial message, go to: www.cron-sheehy.com