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Evelyn Hoepker Creston

Published: Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013 9:12 a.m. CDT • Updated: Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013 11:15 a.m. CDT

Evelyn Hoepker, 90, of Creston died Oct. 2, 2013, at Greater Regional Hospice Home.

Services will be 1 p.m. Monday, Oct. 7, at Powers Funeral Home, junction of highways 34 and 25. The Rev. Doug Brunell will officiate. Burial will be in Hill of Zion Cemetery, east of Orient. Open visitation will be 1 to 6 p.m. Sunday with family present 4 to 6 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorials may be given in her name or to Abundant Life Family Church in Creston. Online condolences may be left at www.powersfh.com.

Evelyn Pauline Hoepker, daughter of Josephine (Klos) and Claude Ray Eivins, was born May 17, 1923, in Macksburg.

Evelyn graduated from Macksburg High School in 1941.

On April 1, 1944, Evelyn married Elton August Hoepker at the Wesley Chapel near Macksburg.

They settled in the Zion area, where she was a homemaker and farmwife.

Elton died March 15, 1991.

Evelyn moved into Creston in 2003.

Evelyn was a member of Abundant Life Family Church of Creston and had been active with the Stonecroft Ministries Bible study. She was a former member of Hill of Zion Church and 40-year member of the Zion Area Hobby Club.

Evelyn is survived by her daughters, Carolyn (husband Jim) Collins of Bedford and Joan (husband Doug) Brunell of Creston; sons, Keith Hoepker (Jane White) of Creston, James (wife Cindy) Hoepker of Urbandale, Dale Hoepker of Orient and Gary Hoepker of Creston; grandchildren, Mindee Hanson, Curtis Hoepker, Shannon Terry, Jessica Hoepker and Aaron, Ashley, Crista and Austin Brunell; five great-grandchildren, sister Elsie (husband Clarence) Lamb of Iowa City and two close friends, Ethel Baughman and Elaine Lilly.

In addition to her husband, Evelyn was preceded in death by her parents, daughter Catherine Kay in 1962 and brothers, Harold and Lee Eivins.

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