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Connie Hoppe

Connie E. Hoppe, 91, of Kingsley, Iowa, formerly of Correction-ville, died Thursday, March 16, 2017 at Heartland Care Center in Marcus, Iowa.

Services were held at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, March 19 at Salem Lutheran Church in rural Correctionville, Iowa with Rev. Wayne Pfannkuch officiating. Burial will be in Good Hope Cemetery in rural Correctionville. Online condolences to the family may be directed to

Connie Elaine Paulsen was born March 8, 1926, rural Correctionville, Iowa, the daughter of Walter H. and Della H. (Jensen) Paulsen. She grew up in the Correctionville area.

As a freshman, she attended Anthon High School, where she was homecoming attendant. Her sophomore year, she attended Cushing. She graduated from Cushing High School in 1944.

After graduation from high school, she attended Buena Vista College in Storm Lake, Iowa, where she earned her teaching certificate. After earning her teacher certificate, she taught country school for two years in Cherokee County and one year in Woodbury County.

She married Frank Hoppe May 26, 1948 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Cushing, Iowa. Connie and Frank owned a farm in rural Correctionville where they farmed and raised their family.

Connie played an important in farming. She helped Frank with many of the various chores and jobs related to farming and raising a family. She helped haul corn and unload it, along with raising chickens. She also grew a big garden.

Their farm became a century farm in 1993. They continued to farm until 1997, when they moved to Kingsley, Iowa.

After moving to Kingsley, Connie and Frank became members of the Salem Lutheran Church. Frank passed away on September 1, 2016.

Connie cleaned houses for many years. She enjoyed dancing, bus tours, playing cards, walking and visiting with family and friends.

She was especially fond of embroidering. Connie took a great deal of pride her embroidery. She embroidered a quilt for each of her daughters and granddaughters.

Connie is survived by daughters Nancy Brodie of Sioux City, IA and Jane (Kim) Dreyer of Algona, IA; sons Gary (Kathy) Hoppe of Correctionville, IA and John Hoppe of Pierson, IA; grandchildren and great-grandchildren Ryan Brodie, Tyler, Brooke and Sidney of Sioux City, IA; Erin (Darin) Radcliff, Grace, Wes and Sully of Spirit Lake, IA; Nate (Missy) Dreyer, Lucas and Lucy of Fenton, IA; Kate Dreyer of Pella, IA; Marissa (Tony) Hager and Braxton of Granger, IA, Heidi (Dean) Neubauer of Minneapolis, MN; Colin (Liz) Hoppe of Emmetsburg, IA, Jacque (Jordan) Bird of Paullina, IA; and Catelyn Hoppe of Pierson, IA.

She is also survived by a brother, Dennis (Sara) Paulsen of Marino Valley, CA; a sister, Alice Paulsen of Cushing; and a brother-in-law, Luverne Buley of Council Bluffs, IA; along with other cousins, family and many friends.

Connie was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Frank; a grandson, Brad Brodie; a daughter-in-law, Patricia Hoppe; her sister, Phyllis Paulsen; two brothers, Norman Paulsen and Harlan Paulsen and his wife, Alice; nieces Marjorie Paulsen, Shelly and Kelly Paulsen, Jennifer Hagey, and Barbara Linn; and a nephew, Vern Buley.

Memorial may be directed to the Salem Lutheran Church, Heartland Care Center, St. Croix Hospice, or the Leavitt Center at Unity Point Hospital in Sioux City, Iowa.

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