Sep 17, 1968---Jun 22, 2024

Ron Allen Kopp Sr, 55, of Overland Park, KS, passed away Saturday, June 22, 2024 at 11:46 AM at Overland Park Regional Medical Center. The Funeral service will be at 11:00 AM. Friday, July 12, at Porter Funeral Home, 8535 Monrovia, Lenexa, KS. Visitation will begin at 10:00 AM. Family and friends are encouraged to celebrate Ron’s life afterwards at Brookridge Golf & Fitness club, 8223 W. 103rd St, Overland Park, KS.

Ron was born September 17, 1968 at Research Medical Center in Kansas City, MO the son of Don Kopp, Sr & Pauline Van Camp Sullivan. Ron grew up in Leawood, KS, residing in the neighborhood of Leawood South. He made a mark as a young athlete in wrestling, swimming, and football. He attended Blue Valley High School, then graduated from Blue Valley North High School in 1987 before attending the University of Kansas.

Ron married his former spouse Meredith Plehn in 1991, and had three children between 1995 - 2001 that they centered their life around. He coached all three in their respective sports, frequented Table Rock Lake for boat rides, and constantly encouraged his children and loved ones to live life to the fullest. As “Uncle Ronnie,” he was a loving figure to his nieces and nephews. Throughout his life, he was known to make friends wherever he was. His mantra was to spread love and positivity.

After exploring different trades, Ron became a prominent carpet salesman working with his dad at Designer’s Carpet Library. His experience turned into the start of an independent flooring company, Ron Kopp Carpet & Hardwoods. In all, he aided the design, remodeling, and building trades of the greater Kansas City area for roughly 30 years.

Ron is survived by his father, Don, his mother and her spouse, Pauline and John, two brothers, Don Jr and Tom, sister, Linde, two daughters, Bailey and Zoe, son and his spouse, Ron Jr and Andrea, and numerous cousins, nephews and nieces. He was preceded in death by his brother, David.

As Ron would say, Keep Smiling and Enjoy the Journey

 



Condolences

Myra Gonzales Jun 26, 2024

Mother of a son Ron coached ,ROELAND PARK ,Kansas

My most sincere condolences to all of the family. Ron was such a great man and Coach! Never was there a time where I didn’t see him smiling. May you rest in Heaven, Coach. Sending prayers for all.

Elfriede (Elfie) Couey Jun 26, 2024

Friend & mother of his highschool buddies ,Leawood ,Kansas

My deepest condolences to Ron’s family - he left this world too young. Just a few years ago Ron put carpet in my bedroom & we shared many memories from the time Ron grew up in the Leawood South neighborhood being a friend of my sons Ron & Rodney. Ron loved life & that smile of his was contagious & those twinkling eyes irresistible. May he rest in peace. Elfie Couey & family

John Hill Jun 26, 2024

Friend ,Olathe ,Kansas

Ron, always always had a huge smile on his face. Everytime I saw him, he would come up and ask how am I doing or how is life treating you, man? You couldn't help but having a big smile after a conversation with him. Rest in peace my friend. We know you are looking down on us with that big smile.

Huntz Jun 26, 2024

Friends from High School. ,Wellsville ,Kansas

My condolences to Ronnie’s family Ron will be missed, it is a sad day in this world to lose him at 55 that’s just so damn young goodbye Ronnie Kopp catch you on the flip side bro!

Lisa Kessler Smith Jun 28, 2024

Frienf ,Lenexa ,Kansas

As a designer, I spent decades working with Ron and his Dad, and other family members. Although I’m retired now, and haven’t seen him for awhile, I have such great memories of my friendship with Ron. We had a great rapport and always enjoyed working on projects together. We laughed a lot and shared the hardships of life too. Knowing he’s gone far too soon, has broken my heart. I grieve for his family and will miss him too! My deepest sympathy to all who loved him.

Ryan M Welch Jun 28, 2024

HS friend forever ,Overland Park ,Kansas

Wow. so sorry to hear this. Ron is one of my favorites...what a kind soul. thoughts and prayers with everyone. Damn!

Paul McCormick Jun 29, 2024

Friend ,Neptune Beach ,Florida

I am so sorry to hear about Ron's passing all I can do is smile thinking about the fun times we had back in our younger days prayers and thoughts to the family

BARBARA BISHOP Jun 30, 2024

friend and customer ,K.C. ,Missouri

My sincere condolences to Don and Ron Jr. and family. Very sorry for someone so young to pass.

John Heiling Jul 02, 2024

Salesman To Designers Library ,Leawood ,Kansas

Ron Jr, Don Sr, and Don Jr, I thoroughly enjoyed my days calling on Designers Library, and working with Ron on a lot of different projects. His enthusiasm, and love of the flooring industry were obvious to everyone who encountered him. May God rest his soul. He has left us too early! John Heiling

Justin Race Jul 11, 2024

Friend ,Overland Park ,Kansas

I will always remember Ron as the guy I had to wrestle in practice although he was bigger and older than me. I didn't win very much. He was a fierce competitor. I also remember the long car rides to western parts of Kansas to wrestle. Ron always looked out for the younger kids. He was a bigger brother to us younger ones. I pray for his family during this trying time. God Bless you all, and God Bless Ron🙏🙏🙏

Alicia Hamm Jul 11, 2024

Friend of the Family ,Leawood ,Kansas

It saddened me to hear of Ron’s passing, we grew up together in Leawood South. My mom (Liz Jewell) and his mother (Pauline Sullivan)were best friends and I remember getting into mischief with Ron more than a few times while growing up in Leawood South. I always remember him to be fun loving and carefree wearing a smile most of the time. My condolences to his mother and the rest of his family. May his memories live on forever, R.I.P Ron.

Services

Event:
Visitation
Location:
Porter Funeral Home
Address:
8535 Monrovia
City:
Lenexa
State:
Kansas
Zip Code:
66215
Date:
Jul 12, 2024
Time:
10:00 AM
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Event:
Memorial Service
Location:
Porter Funeral Home
Address:
8535 Monrovia
City:
Lenexa
State:
Kansas
Zip Code:
66215
Date:
Jul 12, 2024
Time:
11:00 AM
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