Manitoba Historical Society
     Keeping history alive for over 139 years


Pay & Donate in the MHS Online Shop

MHS Job:


No. 86

MHS Summer
Field Trip

This Old



Historic Sites
of Manitoba

Memorable Manitobans: Robert J. “Bob” Loeppky (1936-2003)

Baseball player, coach.

Born at Winnipeg on 26 January 1936, son of Cornelius and Marie Loeppky, he grew up at Rosenfeld and Plum Coulee. He worked for Canadian Pacific Airlines and Air Canada until retirement in 1992. In 1986, he coached the Winnipeg champion Polo Park Fastball team and, in 1988, he was named Softball Manitoba’s Coach of the year for coaching the Mackay United Fastball team to the Canadian Native Fastball Championship and the Provincial Senior “B” Men’s Fast Pitch Championships. In 2002, was inducted into the Manitoba Baseball Hall of Fame with the Plum Coulee Pirates. He died at Winnipeg on 20 August 2003.


Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 24 August 2003.

“They will never be forgotten” by Kevin Rollason, Winnipeg Free Press, 31 December 2003, page A6.

This page was prepared by Ian Stewart.

Page revised: 5 March 2017

Memorable Manitobans

Memorable Manitobans

This is a collection of noteworthy Manitobans from the past, compiled by the Manitoba Historical Society.

Search the collection by word or phrase, name, place, occupation or other text:

Custom Search

Browse surnames beginning with:
A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | Y | Z | 2017

Send corrections and additions to the Memorable Manitobans Administrator at

Criteria for Memorable Manitobans | Suggest a Memorable Manitoban  | Our Inspiration | Acknowledgements

Support the MHS and

Back to top of page


To report an error on the above page, please contact the MHS Webmaster.

Home  |  Terms & Conditions  |  FAQ  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy  |  Donations Policy

© 1998-2018 Manitoba Historical Society. All rights reserved.