Hoppe, Edward V. 89

Edward Vincent Hoppe, age 89 of Howard Lake, passed away on August 10, 2023. A wake will take place from 4-7 PM on Thursday, August 17, 2023 and continue on Friday, August 18, 2023 from 9:30-10:15 AM prior to a 10:30 AM funeral mass, all at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Waverly. Arrangements by Swanson-Peterson Funeral Home of Howard Lake, www.swansonpeterson.com 320-543-3401

Edward Hoppe, 89, Howard Lake, MN, passed away suddenly on August 10, 2023.

Edward was born to Ernest and Veronica (Secora) Hoppe on November 26, 1933 in Waverly, MN. He married Barbara Drietz on June 24, 1958. Barbara was the love of his life for 65 years. They had five children, Richard, Lucille, Theresa (Mike), Susan, and Michael (Annalisa).

Edward worked hard all his life as an employee with Minnetonka Boat Works and Washington Scientific Industries. After retirement, he worked at Cokato Lumber Yard and Buffalo School District. He also was a proud member for the Knights of Columbus.

Ed was an avid fisherman and hunter. He loved turkey drumsticks, chicken, raspberry shakes and apple pie. His pastimes included word find puzzles, woodworking and tinkering in his garage. He enjoyed music in the park, fish-fry Fridays, county fairs on senior day, polka dancing and going to church Saturday evenings with his wife.

He was preceded in death by his parents Ernest and Veronica, his brother David, his daughter Lucille and brother-in-law Gervase.

Survived by his loving wife, Barbara, daughter’s Theresa and Susan and son’s Richard and Michael. Sister, Elane Pepin.Grandchildren, Amanda (John), Rebecca (Chris), Michelle (Alvin), Christina (Lee) and Adam (Amy). Great-Grandchildren, Abigail, Kelly, Laikyn, and Kayce.

Visitation, Thursday, August 17, 2023 from 4-7 p.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Waverly, MN.
Funeral Services, Friday, August 18, 2023 at 10:30 a.m. with visitation one hour prior at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Waverly, MN.

Edward Hoppe, greatly loved, deeply missed, smiling from above in his fishing boat in heaven.

November 26, 1933 to August 10, 2023, 89 years