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William "Bill" Garland Kropp


William "Bill" Garland Kropp, 77, passed away June 22nd, 2019 surrounded by his family.

Memorial Service were June 30th, 2019 at Cut Bank First Presbyterian Church. Burial followed the service in Crown Hill Cemetery.

Bill was born in Deer Lodge on December 12th,1941 to Garland and Margaret Kropp. He graduated from Malta High School and went on to receive a business degree from the University of Great Falls.

Bill married the love of his life Janice Moritz on Nov. 13th, 1971. They were married for 47 years and had three kids. Bill owned the Cut Bank NAPA Store for 38 years. He enjoyed camping, hunting, and working at NAPA. He was involved in the Moose Lodge and the VFW.

He is survived by his wife, Janice; his two daughters, Annette(Dave) Kropp and Misty(Sam) Whitford; son, Mark(Jill) Kropp; grand kids, Jordan, Samuel, and Bizzy Whitford, and Haylee and Cadie Kropp; sister, Ann(Bob) Halvorson; brother, Skip Kropp; nieces and nephews; and too many in-laws to name. Bill is preceded in death by his parents, Garland and Margaret Kropp; mother and father-in law, Simon and Francis Moritz.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the Gift of Life or the First Presbyterian Church.

Condolences can be made to Bill's memorial page at


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