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Donald H. Hoppe, 82

May 18, 2012

Donald H. Hoppe

Blue Earth Donald H. Hoppe, age 82, of Blue Earth, died Saturday, May 12, 2012, at St. Luke’s Lutheran Care Center.

Funeral Services were held Saturday, May 19, 2012, at 11 a.m. at Patton Funeral Home in Blue Earth. The Rev. Robert Roettger officiated. Burial will be at a later date. Visitation time was from 9 a.m. until service time at Patton Funeral Home & Cremation Service in Blue Earth.

He was born June 29, 1929, at Burt, Iowa, the son of Henry Hoppe and Fredricka (Oltman). On March 14, 1948, he married Elaine Stewart in Blue Earth. He was confirmed at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Truman in 1944.

Donald loved the Lord, his family, Earth and farming.

He is survived by his wife, Elaine Hoppe, of Blue Earth; children, Richard (Cheri) Hoppe, of Cerritos, Calif., James (Shirley) Hoppe, of Watertown, S.D., Valerie (Tom) Perrizo, of Mapleton, and Douglas (Sandy) Hoppe, of Eagan; sister, Evelyn Godfredson, of Britt, Iowa; brothers-in-law, Robert (Lorraine) Stewart, of Lakota, Iowa, John (Marilyn) Stewart, of Elmore, and Kenneth (Joann) Stewart, of Blue Earth; sisters-in-law, Eleanor Stewart, of Winnebago, and Wilma (Tretz) Hoppe, of Mankato; 13 grandchildren; and 23 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; parents-in-law; two brothers and two brothers-in-law.

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