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Popken, Katherine 1892-1969


Posted By: Mary Holub, volunteer (email)
Date: 8/13/2011 at 09:24:24

From: Le Mars Daily Sentinel, November 19, 1969

Katherine Popken, 77, 109 Fourth St. NW, died Wednesday at Floyd Valley hospital after a long illness.

Funeral services will be Friday, Nov. 21 at 2 p.m. at St. John American Lutheran church, Le Mars, with Rev. Arnold Imbrock and Rev. Paul Tobiason officiating. Burial will be in St. John Lutheran cemetery, Craig, under direction of the Mauer funeral home, Le Mars.

She was born Nov. 9, 1892, in Reading township, Sioux county, to Christian L. and Frauke (Friedricks) Janssen. She married John G. Popken April 27,1911, in Reading township.

She was a homemaker and farmed with her husband in Grant township until retiring to Craig in 1937. She moved to Le Mars in 1956 and went to Floyd Valley hospital in December 1968.

She was a member of St. John American Lutheran church, Le Mars.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband in 1951, and a sister, Mrs. Herman Wessels.

Survivors are four daughters, Mrs. Henry (Amanda) Oltmanns and Norma Popken, both of Le Mars. Mrs. Roy (Esther) Janssen of Worthington and Mrs. Harry (Mathilda) Johnson, Fort Dodge; two brothers, Henry of Le Mars and Dick of Hawarden; one sister, Mrs. Ernest (Dorette) Meyer of Le Mars; 16 grandchildren and 26 great grandchildren.


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