The Free Press, Mankato, MN

News Ticker

Obituaries

March 29, 2013

Elma Lena Elizabeth Hoppe



  Elma Lena Elizabeth Hoppe, beloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, passed away Thursday, March 21, 2013, at the age of 89.

  Elma was born December 5, 1923, to August and Augusta (Gorr) Malz in Henderson, MN.  On November 27, 1941, she was united in marriage to Alfred Hoppe.  In her free time Elma enjoyed cooking, baking, needle crafts, spending time with family, and spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

 She is survived by sons, Gilbert (Linda) Hoppe of North Mankato, MN; and Dennis (Linda) Hoppe of Mankato, MN; daughters, Helen Peterson of St. Peter, MN; Donna Schwartz of Ottawa, MN; Judy (Steven) Frank of Salt Lake City, UT; and Karen (Tim) Vaubel of Mankato, MN; 18 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; 2 great-great-grandchildren; her  sister, Frieda (Calvin) Schrupp of Gaylord, MN; and many nieces and nephews.

 Elma is preceded in death by her husband, Alfred; grandson, David Peterson; and sons-in-law, Darrell Peterson and Joseph Schwartz.

 Many thanks to the caregivers at Keystone Communities in Mankato, MN, and Ecumen Sand Prairie of St. Peter.  Funeral service will be held 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, April 2, 2013, at Grace Lutheran Church in Mankato.  Visitation will be held 4:00-7:00 p.m. Monday, April 1, 2013, at Woodland Hills Funeral Chapel and one hour prior to the service at the church.  Interment will be at Brown Cemetery in Henderson, MN.  Woodland Hills Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

1
Text Only | Photo Reprints
Obituaries
  • Jerome 'Red' Sheehan

      Jerome "Red" Sheehan, 82, of Mankato, died on Friday, April 18, 2014 at his home.

    April 19, 2014

  • Harold A Jones

    Harold A Jones, 93, of  Judson Township, Blue Earth County, died Thursday, April 17, 2014, at his home.

    April 19, 2014

  • Elizabeth Catherine Rahe Boever

    Elizabeth Catherine Rahe Boever was born September 11, 1920, in Bancroft, Iowa, the daughter of Joseph and Mary (Kramer) Rahe, the last of 10 children.

    April 19, 2014

  • Raymond Sandhofner 0419140-O.JPG Raymond Sandhofner

    Raymond Sandhofner, age 86, of Nicollet died, Thursday, April 17, 2014 at the Benedictine Living Community.

    April 19, 2014 1 Photo

  • Mel L. 'Little' Carrigan

      Mel  L. "Little" Carrigan of North Mankato, formerly of Lakefield, died Thursday, April 17, 2014 at Pathstone Living in Mankato.

    April 19, 2014

  • Marilyn Mosel 141914-O.JPG Marilyn Mosel

      Funeral Services for Marilyn Mosel, 88, Gaylord, MN, formerly of Lewisville, MN will be held on Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at 11:00 am at Trinity Lutheran Church-Fieldon Township, rural Lewisville.

    April 19, 2014 1 Photo

  • Pat Devine 141914-O.JPG Patrick John Devine

      Patrick John Devine, age 66 of Le Sueur, died on April 10, in Le Sueur.  Memorial Mass, Friday, April 25, 2014, 11:00 a.m, St. Anne's Church in Le Sueur.

    April 19, 2014 1 Photo

  • Dorothy Hughes

    Dorothy Hughes, 77, of St. Peter, died on Saturday, April 19, 2014 in Mankato.

    April 19, 2014

  • Raymond Sandhofner

    Raymond Sandhofner, age 86, of Nicollet died, Thursday, April 17, 2014 at the Benedictine Living Community with his family by his side.

    April 18, 2014

  • Hilbert "Herbie" Callander

     Hilbert "Herbie" Callander, 87, of Mankato, died Tuesday, April 15, 2014, at Mayo Clinic Health System, Mankato.

    April 18, 2014