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  • Lorraine Hopman, 83, of Madelia died peacefully on Monday, March 26, 2012 at the Luther Memorial Home in Madelia.

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  • Lorraine Hopman, 83, of Madelia died peacefully on Monday, March 26, 2012 at the Luther Memorial Home in Madelia.
    Funeral services will be held on Saturday, March 31, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. at Faith Lutheran Church in Madelia with Reverend William Russell officiating. Burial will be at Riverside Cemetery in Madelia.
    Visitation will be held on Friday, March 30, 2012 from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at the Sturm Funeral Home, Pilgrim Chapel in Madelia and will continue for one hour prior to the services at the church on Saturday.
    Lorraine Jensen was born on May 30, 1928 to the late Christian and Marie (Engelbrecht) Jensen in St James Minnesota. She attended rural school at District #13 and graduated from St James High School in 1945. She then worked as a secretary for the next few years.
    On June 10, 1950 she was united in marriage to Donovan Hopman at the First Lutheran Church in St James. After marriage they purchased a farm southwest of Madelia where they farmed and made their life together for 62 years. She was an active member of the Rosendale Lutheran Church and later the Faith Lutheran church where she taught Sunday school and was involved in numerous church groups. She served as an Adult Leader for the Rosendale Skippers 4-H club and enjoyed her summer involvement with the Watonwan County Fair.
    Lorraine’s passion was flower gardening. Her flowers were beautiful and she loved taking care of them. Their farm site was truly one of God’s gardens on earth. She also enjoyed sewing, taking vacation trips with her husband, playing cards and most of all spending time with her family.
    Survivors include her husband, Donovan Hopman; children, Jeff Hopman and wife Karen, Nancy Strupp and husband Tom, Jane Piepgras and husband Ric and Jim Hopman and wife Amy; 11 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
    Lorraine was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Arlene Runge; and brother, Leonard Jensen.
    Arrangements are with Sturm Funeral Home, Pilgrim Chapel in Madelia.You may send the family condolences online at http://www.sturmfh.com.
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