Don was a mechanic by trade. He started out working for his family owned garbage route. Later, he worked for Whitney’s Wrecker Services. Don spent over 30 years as a contract carrier for the Lincoln Journal-Star. He finished out his career for Holmes Freight Line. You could always find him surrounded by family and friends, outside, usually working on cars. He was a jack of all trades, if you needed something fixed he was on it. He always made time for friends and family. He was very passionate about working on cars and going to sprint car races.
Don is survived by his children and spouses, Donna Gropp-Irons, Donald (Pete) & Wendy Gropp II, Darin & Jessica Gropp, Duane & Tina Gropp, and Katherine Gropp; one grandson; 12 granddaughters; many nieces and nephews; ex-wives Linda Gropp and Laura Conroy; brothers, Michael and James Gropp and sister Sueann & Jim Page. He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers and sisters-in-law; Richard, Henry Jr., Robert & Deborah, Jack and Waunita Gropp.
Funeral services will be 11:00 am, Monday, 11-25-2019, Ebenezer Congregational Church, 801 “B” Street, Lincoln. Visitation will be 2 to 5 pm, Sunday, Trump Funeral Services, 1600 West “O” Street, Lincoln and one hour before services Monday at the church. Burial will be in the Sunnyside Cemetery, Denton. Condolences may be left at trumpmemorials.com.