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Memorial service will be held at 11:00AM on Saturday December 9, 2017 at the Morden EMMC. Viewing will be from 1PM-6PM on Friday at Wiebe Funeral Chapel, Morden. Private family interment prior to the service at Southside Cemetery. Donations may be made in John's memory to BTHC Foundation (designated to Palliative Care)



October 3, 1931 –December 4, 2017 

JOHN finally left for his eternal rest at Boundary Trails Palliative Care Unit after several years of defying death. 

He leaves to mourn his passing his beloved wife, ANNE, four children, eleven grandchildren and eight great grandchildren: 

LARRY (Esther) and children: Kelwyn (Jill) Great Grandchildren: Kaleb and Adalyn of Abbotsford, B.C. Bryan (fiancé Breanna Wallbank) and Darwyn 

CAROL (Gary) FEHR and children: Alyssa (Corey) Thiessen, Great Grandchildren Brody and Brooklyn of Melfort, Sask. Ryley (Fay), Great Grandchildren Myla and Koi. Jaclyn (Josh) Ginter and Great Grandchild, Emryn. 

DENNIS (Gloria) and children: Jarret (Janel) and Marcus 

RON (Elvera) and children: Janessa (Dustin) Reimer of Claresholm, Alta., Jaylene (deceased), Jenelle (Daniel) Loewen and Kenton (Lisa) and Great Grandchild Emmett. 

JOHN is survived by brothers: Tony (Ann) Frank (Betty) Pete (Erna) Art (Marg) Jim (Christine) and brother-in-law, Ben Zacharias, numerous nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews. 

JOHN was predeceased by his father, ANTON J. HOEPPNER, 1986, mother ANNIE, 2002, and sister ANNE LAURA (Zacharias) 1990. 

From the time of his home birth in the pioneer log home of his parents on SW 22-2-5, John demonstrated a strong personality, a strong work ethic, a strong belief system and a strong constitution, as evidenced by his body refusing to yield to his illnesses, even after his spirit was ready to go. John attended Valleyfield School south of Morden and fondly remembered teachers like John R. Walkof in his later years.  He farmed his whole life south of Morden leaving only to work several autumns at the Manitoba Sugar Beet Refinery in Winnipeg after the farm field work was done.

He met his wife to be, ANNE BERGEN, during a potato picking expedition to North Dakota. Picking of any kind, be it potatoes or berries, remained a favourite pastime all his life.  John was baptized upon confession of faith at the Glencross EMM Church in the late 1950’s after which he and Anne were married in 1960 by Rev. P.S. Hiebert in the Morden EMM Church.  He farmed south of Morden in the 1-6 area, and since the mid-sixties, in the Valleyfield District, with his loving and dedicated wife always by his side.  They started a successful dairy operation, which still continues in the family. John and Anne moved into a house in Morden in 1989 and to Homestead South in 2016, but his heart, and Anne’s, always remained on the farm where he helped out his sons as long as he was able. John’s life was defined by family, faith and farm. 

The Hoeppner family would like to thank the staff of the Palliative Care Unit at Boundary Trails for their compassionate care of John in the last few weeks of his life. They also request that any donations on John’s behalf be directed to that Unit.

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