Walter John Droppa, 82, of Sandwich, Il passed away on February 13, 2018. Walter was a long time resident of Sandwich, IL., born in Chicago, IL., September 9, 1935. Born to Walter Droppa and Anna Marie Etchingham Droppa. He was a graduate of Oak Park River Forest High School in 1953, Monmouth College 1957 and a Masters Degree at Northern Illinois University. Walter was married to Margaret Flick Droppa in 1957 and this past year celebrated 60 years of marriage. Walter proudly served in the U.S. Army in 1957-1959, which was after he moved to Sandwich. In 1959, he became an educator in the Sandwich School District as a teacher and then went onto become principal. He served many positions in teaching and coaching. He retired in 1990 from the school system and was able to spend over 20 years of retirement in Southern Florida. He was a 50 year member and past Master of the Meteor Lodge Masonic Fraternity. He was a member of the Federated Church, where he served as elder and Moderator. He was instrumental in the development of the Open Door, previously known as Hope Haven. He was also a member of the Sandwich Lions Club and Moose, 2016.His love of travel, fishing, boating, music, theatre and all Chicago sports teams were important to him. He spent 2 years under the care of Kishwaukee Hospice of Dekalb County. He is survived by his wife, Margaret; 2 daughters Debbie Droppa (Bill Keele) and Tari Droppa (Richard Fetty); 2 grandchildren Fallyn McCaslin and Bradley Hoffman; 3 nephews Alex Srajer, John Srajer and Michael Srajer; a niece Mary Ann Davy. He was preceded by his parents and his sister Mary Catherine Srajer. Visitation will be held at the Beverage Family Funeral Home on 104 Terry St in Sandwich, IL Friday, February 16 from 4:00 to 8:00 pm. A Masonic service will be held that night at 7:30 as well. Funeral Services will be held at the Federated Church in Sandwich, IL on Saturday, February 17 at 11:00 am with Pastor Dan Dewitt officiating. Burial to follow at Oak Ridge Cemetery in Sandwich, IL. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Federated Church, Open Door and Kishwaukee Hospice.