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Cora M Hoeppner

Cora Mae (Zellmer) Hoeppner of Farmington died Aug. 5, 2006, at the Trinity Care Center in Farmington. She was 101 years old.

She was born on April 17, 1905, to Frederick and Albertina (Voight) Zellmer in Marshall. She attended country school and began her first grade in Marshall.

In 1911, she moved with her parents to Webster, and then to Cumberland, Wis. The family later moved to Fairfax and then to Hendricks. She worked as a cook in a restaurant and at the Marshall Hospital.

In 1923, she and her parents moved to a farm west of Rosemount. While living there, she met her husband, Carl August Hoeppner. The couple was married on March 4, 1924 at Trinity Lone Oak Lutheran Church in Eagan.

The family moved to Farmington in 1938. She worked as a cook at Eakens Cafe and then became a supervisor at the Rest Well Motel, where she worked for 20 years. She lived in Farmington for 68 years.

Cora enjoyed gardening, canning, cooking and baking. She also enjoyed visiting with friends and relatives. She had a deep Christian devotion.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Otto Hoeppner; parents Frederick and Albertina Zellmer; sisters Emma Mongeau, Augusta Whitcomb, Leona Peterson, Mable Phillips, and Anna Tiller; and brothers William, August, Albert, Herman, Arthur, George, Roy and Harry Zellmer.

Cora is survived by her son, Ellsworth (Kay) Hoeppner of Farmington; grandchildren Jerry (Edie) Hoeppner of Farmington, Douglas (Monica) Hoeppner of Rosemount, Barb (Eino) Ristola of Hampton, Diane (Scott) Bauler of Apple Valley, Joyce (Rick) Elsen of Faribault, Jeannette Hoeppner of Eagan and Jim (Kathy) Hoeppner of Lakeville.

A visitation and funeral service was held Aug. 9, at Faith Methodist Church in Farmington. Rev. Paul Kobi officiated. Interment was at Corinthian Cemetery in Farmington.

Arrangements were made by White Funeral Home of Farmington.