Darlene G. Hoppenworth

Wednesday, March 16, 2016 4:32 pm

Darlene G. Hoppenworth, 88, of Waterloo, died at Friendship Village, Sunday, March 13, 2016, of natural causes. Funeral services were at 4 p.m., Wednesday, March 16, at Locke Funeral Home. Visitation was one hour prior to services at Locke Funeral Home. A private family burial is in Fairview Cemetery, Denver, at a later date. Memorials may be made to Concordia Lutheran Church. Condolences may be left at LockeFuneralHome.com. Arrangements were handled by Locke Funeral Home, Inc.

Darlene was born July 1, 1927, in Klinger, the daughter of Jacob and Malinda Schlomann Herman. She attended Immanuel Lutheran Parochial in Klinger and graduated from Dunkerton High School in 1945. Darlene married Orville A. Hoppenworth Oct. 19, 1947, at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Denver. He died March 13, 2011. She had worked at Northwestern Bell Telephone and Santa Claus Industries, and retired as a supervisor at K-Mart in 1991. Darlene was a member of Concordia Lutheran Church. She was also an active member of Mary Martha Circle at Christ Lutheran Church. She enjoyed getting together with the “Tella Bells,” her former coworkers at Northwestern Bell Telephone. She also loved to garden, can vegetables, work in her yard, cross stitch and play cards.

She is survived by two daughters, Betty (Bill) Lorch of Joliet, Ill. and Marian (Gary) Kilpatrick  of Waterloo; five grandchildren: Amber Hoppenworth, William (Sandy) Lorch, Debra (Paul) Holthaus, Kelly Parker and Kristy (Kerry) Cutsforth; seven great-grandchildren: Travis, Billy and Cassandra Lorch, Randy (Sherry) Dawley, Linda (Casey) Hovey, and Tabitha and Tiffany Aswegan; six great-great-grandchildren: Danielle, Blake and Ashley Dawley, Alysandra and Isaac Salgado and Hayden Hovey; and sisters-in-law: Pauline Buss of Denver, Jean Hoppenworth of Conrad and Mildred Herman of Osage.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two infant daughters, Linda and Barbara; an infant son; a brother, LaVerne Herman; and brothers-in-law, Les Hoppenworth and Elmer Buss.

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