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Frances M. Hupfeld

June 2, 1936 September 21, 2019
Frances M. Hupfeld
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Obituary for Frances M. Hupfeld

Frances M. Hupfeld, 83, died peacefully Saturday, September 21, 2019, at the Hospice House of Mercy in Hiawatha following a long illness.
Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, September 25, 2019, at St. Andrew Lutheran Church in Van Horne with Rev. David C. Lingard officiating. Visitation will be held at the church from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, September 24, and from 9:30 until 10:15 a.m. on Wednesday. Interment will be in St. John Lutheran Cemetery, Newhall.
Frances was born June 2, 1936, on the family farm near Van Horne, the daughter of Hans Christian and Lena Marie Hessenius Petersen. She was a 1954 graduate of Van Horne High School and continued her education, graduating from Paris Beauty School in Cedar Rapids.
Francis worked as a hair stylist in Vinton right out of college. She and her husband, Dean, built a beauty shop in Van Horne for Frances, where she worked until his death in 1977. From there, she moved her shop into her home. Frances also traveled to all of the nursing homes in Benton County, doing hair for the residents. She worked until health problems forced her to slow down at the age of 81.
Frances was baptized on July 5, 1936, at St. John Lutheran Church in Keystone. She was confirmed on April 2, 1950, at St. John Lutheran Church in Newhall. She had been a member of St. Andrew Lutheran Church in Van Horne since 1964.
Frances was a member of the Van Horne American Legion Auxiliary. She loved spending time with her grandchildren, and she enjoyed sewing, a skill she acquired as a young girl. She also enjoyed gardening and canning her harvest.
Frances is survived by her husband, Melvin Hupfeld, of Van Horne; two daughters: Cindy (Kevin) Wahe of Marion and Kathy Cates-Morgan of Cedar Rapids; one sister, Leona Danker, of Marengo; sisters-in-law, Bernice Petersen of Anamosa, Patty Petersen of Van Horne and Audrey Papesh of Cedar Rapids; four grandchildren: Walker Cates, Miles (Ashley) Wahe, Whitney (Saul) Foreman and Cali Wahe; 12 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; first husband, Dean A. Koeppen; second husband, Charles M. Fisher; four brothers and two sisters-in-law: Harold (Lauretta), Lorenz, Ralph and Wilbert (Velma) Petersen; and brother-in-law, John Danker.
Memorial contributions may be directed to St. Andrew Lutheran Church, Van Horne.
The family would like to thank Virginia Gay Nursing and Rehab, caregiver Rhonda Purcell, Hospice of Mercy and Dr. Erica Silbernagel for their excellent care of Frances.


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Previous Events

Visitation

Tuesday

24

Sep

4:00 PM 9/24/2019 4:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 9/24/2019 7:00:00 PM
St. Andrew Lutheran Church

307 3rd Avenue
Van Horne, IA 52346

St. Andrew Lutheran Church
307 3rd Avenue Van Horne 52346 IA
United States

Visitation

Wednesday

25

Sep

9:30 AM 9/25/2019 9:30:00 AM - 10:15 AM 9/25/2019 10:15:00 AM
St. Andrew Lutheran Church

307 3rd Avenue
Van Horne, IA 52346

St. Andrew Lutheran Church
307 3rd Avenue Van Horne 52346 IA
United States

Service

Wednesday

25

Sep

10:30 AM 9/25/2019 10:30:00 AM
St. Andrew Lutheran Church

307 3rd Avenue
Van Horne, IA 52346

St. Andrew Lutheran Church
307 3rd Avenue Van Horne 52346 IA
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

St. John Lutheran Cemetery Final Resting Place

71st Street and 25th Avenue
Newhall, IA 52315

71st Street and 25th Avenue Newhall 52315 IA
United States

Memorial Contribution

St. Andrew Lutheran Church

307 3rd Avenue
Van Horne, IA 52346
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