Donald Neil Kroopkin
August 15, 1954 – November 25, 2019
Donald Neil Kroopkin, 65, of Flossmoor, IL passed away Monday, November 25, 2019 at Ingalls Hospital in Harvey, IL. He was born August 15, 1954 in Chicago, IL the son of Hyman Kroopkin and Thelma Cutler Kroopkin.
He is survived by his children, Travis (Sue) Bloomfield of Frankfort, IL and Katie Bloomfield of Woodstock, IL; five grandchildren, Evan, Madison, and Sidney Bloomfield, Henry and Hayden Rogers; sister, Roz Kroopkin Lagges (Nick) of Deerfield Beach, FL, brother, Michael Kroopkin (Sharon) of Carlsbad, CA, and many nieces and nephews.
Don treasured time spent with family and friends while always embracing his love of music. His unwavering positive outlook on life and others will always be remembered along with his dignity in the face of incredibly difficult circumstances.
A graveside service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, November 29, 2019 at Beverly Cemetery located at 12000 S. Kedzie Avenue, Blue Island, IL. Memorials are suggested to the National MS Society.
- Graveside Service Friday, November 29, 2019
Donald Neil Kroopkin
November 30, 2019
Don was my baby brother. Only 4 years older than my son. He was an uncle at 4 years old.
We had great times together. When he was 16 he met Nick and I and my kids in California. Don usually came along wherever we went. Don was a remarkable person. In all the years he was suffering with MS you never heard one complaint. He was always doing great!
I loved our telephone chats and how he called me his baby sister Rozzy. Quite amusing. I was so grateful that I was able to travel to Chicago last May to visit with him. I loved him dearly.
November 29, 2019
Don was my first cousin, the son of my mothers' brother Hyman. I will always remember growing up and going to their home on Luella when we were children. We would have family lunches and use the small round pool in the backyard. Those were times when things were much simpler and carefree. I will miss him so very much and remember with love the times we had as a family. I hope he is at peace now and in a better place. Whenever I asked how he was when I called he never complained. Told me he was doing great. He will be missed but never forgotten.