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Arnold Wayne Popkin

May 30, 1931 August 15, 2021
Arnold Wayne Popkin
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Arnold W. Popkin, 90, formerly of Morrison, IL, died Sunday, August 15, 2021, at Allure of Mount Carroll in Mount Carroll, IL.

Private family services will be held at the Morrison Chapel of the Bosma-Renkes Funeral Home with Rev. Dr. Michael Selburg officiating. The public will be invited to attend a Celebration of Life that will be held at 1:00 PM on Saturday, August 21, 2021, at King Pins Saloon and Dance Hall in Fulton, IL. Interment with military honors will be at Grove Hill Cemetery in Morrison, IL. Memorials have been established to BrightFocus Foundation to support Glaucoma or Macular Degeneration research.

Arnold was born May 30, 1931 in Morrison, IL, to John and Louise (Rosenow) Popkin. He attended rural Whiteside County grade schools. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. Arnold married Virginia A. Johnson on July 26, 1958, in Morrison, IL. She died on April 10, 2016. He worked for Herman Nelson and J.A. Bulls and Son and farmed his entire life. He was a former member of the Morrison United Methodist Church. He was also a member of the Whiteside County Farm Bureau and of the American Legion in Morrison. Arnold enjoyed gardening, especially his clematis flowers and spending his mornings visiting and drinking coffee at Hardee’s and Shell in Morrison. He cherished his waffle dates with his great-grandchildren.

Survivors include one daughter, Linda Kay Warrner of Kewanee, IL; one son, David Popkin of Fulton, IL; one grandson, Josh (Abby) Warrner of Petersburg, IL; great-grandchildren, Chase, Raymond, Reed and Louise Warrner; one sister, Nancy (Joe) McCallister of Rock Falls, IL.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Virginia; four brothers, John, Alvin, Raymond and Vernon Popkin; one sister, Betty Harridge; one great-grandaughter, Lyla Warrner.
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Celebration of Life




1:00 PM 8/21/2021 1:00:00 PM
King Pins Saloon and Dance Hall

18675 13th Street
Fulton, IL 61252

King Pins Saloon and Dance Hall
18675 13th Street Fulton 61252 IL
United States

Cemetery Details


Grove Hill Cemetery Final Resting Place

East High Street
Morrison, IL 61270

East High Street Morrison 61270 IL
United States

Memorial Contribution

BrightFocus Foundation

22512 Gateway Center Drive
Clarksburg, MD 20817

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