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Ann Popenhagen
December 8, 1921 - March 10, 2016

Ann Popenhagen, 94, of Oelwein passed away on March 10, 2016 at Mercy Hospital in Oelwein.  Visitation will be from 4-7 PM on Wednesday April 13, 2016 at the Geilenfeld Funeral Home in Oelwein.  Funeral Services will be at 10:30 AM on Thursday April14, 2016 at Peace Lutheran Church in Oelwein with Rev. Michael Holmen officiating.  Interment will be in the Holland Cemetery.

Ann was born on December 8, 1921 in Aplington to parents Heiko and Rena (Kuiper) Tiggelaar.  She grew up in the Holland area and received her education in the Grundy County Schools.  On February 22, 1939 she was united in marriage with Louis Hutter, also of the Holland area.  They moved to Dows and farmed there for the next 12 years. They then moved to Buckeye where they farmed for the next 9 years.  In 1960, the family purchased a farm in Randalia where they lived the next 26 years.  They then moved back to Holland until Louis passed away in 1988.  Ann returned to Oelwein in 1991.  On September 23, 2000 Ann was united in marriage with Dale Popenhagen.  He passed away in 2012.

Ann was a homemaker all of her life.  She loved the Lord!  The battle is over – the victory won!  Blessed be the name of the Lord.

Left to celebrate Ann’s life is her son Paul (Jan) Hutter of Mesa, AZ; her daughter in-law Joyce Hutter of Louisville, KY; her step-daughters: Sandy (Bob) Craig of Springfield, MO and Linda Pickett of Palm Bay, FL; her grandchildren: Steve Hutter, Michael Hutter and Karen Jones; her great-grandchildren: Taylor Hutter, Brittney Bowen, Ashley Bowen and Breanna Hutter; and her great-great grandchildren: Jase O’Neal Semegen and Nicole Faith Brown.

She was preceded in death by her husband Louis Hutter; her husband Dale Popenhagen; her son James Hutter; her step-son Steven “Chip” Popenhagen; her step-grandson Michael Pickett; her sisters: Agnes Hinders and Betty Seehusen. 


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Shelly MacConnell on April 11, 2016 at 10:32 AM said:

My deepest sympathy to the family. My grandmother and Ann were roommates until her passing last August. I very much enjoyed visiting and having lunch with Ann when stopping to see my grandmother. Ann was a very sweet and kind lady.
Brad Struve on April 10, 2016 at 8:07 AM said:

I am so sorry for your loss, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family
John Reiter on March 14, 2016 at 3:14 PM said:

Sorry for your loss, I'll never forget harvesting oats and straw for Ann and Louie. My parents always spoke about them after they retired. Ann always made sure we had enough to eat and drink while working there !!!!!!
Sandy (Popenhagen) and Bob Craig on March 13, 2016 at 7:24 PM said:

We love you so much Ann just like our dad did! I'm still laughing about story you told us our last to visit about the man in the bank wearing his over shoes in the middle of the summer. We were so blessed to have you join our family. May you be enjoying heaven with all the special people who have gone before you. God's blessings to your children and all you descendants who are mourning your departure from your earthly life. Love you!
Mary Gaffney on March 12, 2016 at 7:48 PM said:

Deepest Condolences to the family of Ann
She was a very special lady with a vigor for life and always was so positive and happy
My God be with you in the coming days and weeks

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