IN MEMORIAM: Teamsters’ Joint Council 13 President Marvin D. Kropp


Marvin D. Kropp, president of Teamsters Joint Council 13 and secretary treasurer / principal officer of Teamsters Local 613, died Monday, Dec. 23, 2019. He was 59.

“We lost a great Labor man today,” Pat White, president of the Greater St. Louis Labor Council wrote on his Facebook page in response to Brother Kropp’s death. “He was a tremendous leader in the Teamsters Union and a great friend to many. He will be missed by all. RIP brother.”

Beloved husband of Teri Kropp (nee Schmidt). Loving father of Derek (Sabrina) Kropp and. grandfather of Dane and Liv Kropp. Brother Kropp was also the loving nephew of John and Mary Tobin, cousin of Scott (Janette) Tobin, and Jeffrey Tobin, second cousin of Brittany (Wes) Lenox (Christopher) and Connor Tobin and brother-in-law, uncle, great uncle, cousin, and dear friend to many.

A third generation Teamster, Brother Kropp began his Teamster membership in 1978 working at E.I.S Brake Parts Warehouse. In 1979 he was elected as shop steward before being appointed as a business agent in 1984. Throughout Brother Kropp’s years working at the union hall he served in every leadership role in the Local Union. Along with his duties as business agent, he also served as trustee, recording secretary, vice president, president and secretary treasurer/principle officer.

Brother Kropp represented just about every industry in Teamsters Local 618. He took great pride in his service to the members of Local 618 and was always willing to help any member if possible.

“The Labor Movement lost an incredible rep of working people,” said Dave Meinell, president of the Missouri Alliance for Retired Americans. Meinell, a retired Machinists District 9 union representative, worked with Brother Kropp when they both represented members at local auto dealers.

In addition to his duties as president of Joint Council 13 in St. Louis, Brother Kropp also served as president of the Missouri/Kansas/Nebraska Conference Of Teamsters and was a trustee on the Central States Pension & Health & Welfare Fund.

Funeral Service Saturday, December 28, 1:00 pm.

Visitation will be held this Friday, Dec. 27 from 2-9 p.m at the Stygar Florissant Chapel and Cremation Center, 13980 New Halls Ferry Road, Florissant. A funeral service will be held Saturday, Dec. 28, at 1 p.m. Interment will take place at New Bethlehem Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions  to the American Heart Association.


  1. God Bless. Another great person gone too soon. Tell my husband, Matt Abboud he is still the only love of my life. I am sure you will be together talking Union very soon

  2. May he rest in peace another gone way to soon .🙏🏻🙏🏻
    Debbie Deene
    Wife of the late Jimmy (James Deene
    Teamsters Local 355


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