David Eugene Soppe, 66, of Fort Madison, IA, passed away at 1:26 p.m. on Saturday, April 4, 2020 at the Great River Hospice House in West Burlington, IA. He was born on May 21, 1953 in Fort Madison, IA to Wilfred & Theresa Lange Soppe. He married Connie Doty and they later divorced. He then married Virginia Marsh and they later divorced. He worked several jobs over the years, including construction, painting, and for Crandon’s, Fruehauf & the City of Fort Madison. He served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. He enjoyed fishing, painting, music, plants and collecting clocks & jewelry. He was the Chairman of the Board of Directors at the Fort Madison Housing Authority.
David is survived by: 2-daughters: Alisha (Larry) Nolte of Fort Madison, IA & Angela (Mike) Jacobs of New York; 2-granddaughters: Sarah Ware & Sophie Jacobs of New York; 2-sisters: Teresa (John) Perry & Deb (John McKeown) Bonar of Fort Madison, IA and his significant other: Mary Ellen Callahan of Fort Madison, IA. He was preceded in death by: his parents, 3-brothers: Daniel, Dale & Donny.
Cremation has been entrusted to the care of King-Lynk Funeral Home & Crematory. A private family burial will be held at Soldiers’ Circle in Oakland Cemetery. A memorial has been established in David’s memory and contributions may be sent to: Alisha Nolte, 1308 Avenue H, Fort Madison, IA 52627. Online condolences to David’s family may be left at the King-Lynk Funeral Home & Crematory website: www.kinglynk.com.