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 Virginia Hoppe, 85, of Bay City was called home to be with her Lord
Monday, January 30, 2006. She passed away at her residence following a short
    She was born in Star Hill, Texas on August 1, 1920 to parents, Max and
Helen Kristen Sternenberg. She was a seamstress and worked as an election
official for many years but her true passion was her church. She served St.
Peteršs Lutheran Church as a charter member and chaired or served on many
committees as well as directed the Alter Guild.
    She was preceded in death by her husband of 39 years, Allen P. Hoppe and
her parents. She is survived by a son and his wife, Charles A. and Linda
Hoppe of Gause, Texas; daughters, Helen and Rupert Franzisko of Bay City and
Karen and Brian Hindelang, of San Antonio; a sister, Gloria Biggs of
Industry, Texas; a brother-in-law, Clarence (Jim) Hoppe of Seguin, Texas; a
sister-in-law, Ester Hoppe of Seguin, Texas; and grandchildren, Cossondra
and husband Kenneth Morrill of Lake Park, Georgia and Bradley and Kristen
Hindelang of Austin.
    A visitation was held at the funeral home on Wednesday, February 1st
from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM. Funeral services were held Thursday, February 2,
at 10:00 AM at the St. Peters Lutheran Church with Rev. Eric Klempel
officiating. Burial followed at Roselawn Memorial Park in Van Vleck.
    Pallbearers were Landa Schraub, Clark Bergstrom, Gene Foehner, B.J.
Krenek, Wayne Miles and Roger Peterson. Honorary pallbearers were Bradley
Hindelang, Kenneth Morrill, Jimmy Craft, Robert Littlefield, Nick Kalisek
and David Kruthoff.
    The family would like to thank Myrtle and Betty and workers of Houston
Hospice of El Campo. The family also requests that memorial contributions be
made to the St. Peters Lutheran Church, 1909 Peach, Bay City, TX 77414.
    Services were under the direction of Bay City Funeral Home.
Posted by Joy Neely


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