The Free Press, Mankato, MN

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.