The funeral service for Mabel Hoepner, 102, of Belview, formerly of Redwood Falls, will take place at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, October 25, 2021, at Peace Lutheran Church in Echo. A visitation will be one hour prior to the service, 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. at the church. Interment will follow the service at the Echo Cemetery. A recording of the service will be available at www.sunsetfuneralassociation.com following the service.
Mabel Hoepner was born on November 29, 1918, in Posen Township, Yellow Medicine County, to George and Elizabeth (Bobsin) Schnackenberg. She was baptized at her home and confirmed at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church in Posen Township. Mabel graduated from Echo High School in 1936 and then attended Mankato Commercial College. On September 14, 1941, she was united in marriage to Harold Hoepner at Peace Lutheran Church in Echo, MN. Following their marriage, they lived on their farm north of Echo for 38 years. In 1979, they retired to their home in Redwood Falls. Harold died in 1983.
During their life, Mabel and Harold had traveled and vacationed many places in the United States including Hawaii and Alaska. Some winters, they would spend several months in Texas or Arizona. Mabel continued to travel with Prime Timers Club after Harold’s death.
Mabel enjoyed spending time with her family and friends playing board games and cards. Most recently, she was a resident of Parkview Care Center in Belview.
Mabel died on Tuesday, October 19, 2021, at the Parkview Care Center. She is survived by her two daughters; Marjorie Luepke of Clara City and Betty (Gale) Running of Savage and son James (Carey) Hoepner of Glenwood. Also survived by grandchildren: David Gummert, Greg (Diana) Running, Elizabeth (Brad) Montreuil, Justin (Karen) Hoepner and Sarah (Tyler) Sand, Ryan Malmquist and AC (Ashley) Magnuson; 15 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandson. She was preceded in death by her husband, grandson Paul Gummert and granddaughters Christine Ohland and Anna Malmquist, son-in-law Dale Luepke, and three sisters Elvira Kuehn, Magdaline Schnackenberg and LaVerna Schrader.
Blessed be her memory.
Sunset Funeral and Cremation Association