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.