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POPPEN, Hattie 1892-1986


Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 3/7/2017 at 21:21:43

Hattie Poppen, Age 93, Dies

Mrs. Hattie Poppen of Holland passed away at 10:10 p.m. Friday, October 3, at the Long Term Care Unit of the Grundy County Memorial Hospital in Grundy Center.

Funeral services were held at the Pleasant Valley Reformed Church, rural Holland on Monday, October 6, at 1 p.m. Pastor Joel Brummel officiated.

Wayne Arends sang "How Great Thou Art" and "Going Down The Valley." The accompanist was Mrs. Clarence Walterman, who also played selected numbers of the prelude and postlude.

The casket bearers were Charles Freese, Keith Van Hauen, Clarence Muller, George Viet, Merle Bakker and Paul Engelkes.

The ushers were Jake Schoneman and R. M. VanHauen. Mrs. Viola Jonson and Mrs. Lillian Kruger were in charge of the floral arrangements.

Interment was in the Pleasant Valley Reformed Church Cemetery.

Relatives and friends were invited to return to the church following the committal services for a period of Christian fellowship and refreshments.

Mrs. Poppen was born on October 31, 1892, in Colfax township, Grundy county, the daughter of Koene and Grietje Winterboer Brower. She attained the age of 93 years, eleven months and two days.

She grew up in Colfax township and attended rural school there. On March 15, 1911, she was united in marriage to Adam Poppen at the Pleasant Valley Church parsonage. After their marriage they lived in Fern for nine years. They then farmed in Colfax township until 1943, when they moved and made their home in Holland. Her husband Adam passed away on May 14, 1961.

She was a member of the Pleasant Valley Reformed Church, a charter member of the RCW and had taught Sunday School for many years.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, one daughter, Alida on August 21, 1979, one foster son, Henry Meiners, one son-in-law, Ray Thoren; two grandsons, Edward Hemmen and Daryl Thoren and two great-grandchildren, Gregory and Cynthia Hemmen.

She is survived by six daughters, Mrs. Peter (Edna) Hemmen of Aplington, Mrs. Anna Thoren of Holland, Mrs. Vernon (Grace) Stahl of Wellsburg, Mrs. Art (Mabel) Freese of Dike and Mrs. Irvin (Matilda) Dieken and Mrs. Elmer (Harrett) Muller, both of Holland; and by 11 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren.

A memorial fund has been established.

The Engelkes-Abels Funeral Home, Grundy Center, was in charge of the arrangements.

--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 9 October 1986, pg 2


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