Al Hoepker, 91, of Creston, died Monday December 19, 2016, at his home near Creston. Services will be 1:00 p.m. Friday, December 23, 2016 at First United Methodist Church in Creston. Pastor Jodi Rushing will officiate. Burial will be at Graceland Cemetery in Creston with flag presentation by Theodore J. Martens, Creston VFW Post #1797. Open visitation will be 2-7:00 p.m. Thursday, December 22, 2016 at Powers Funeral Home in Creston with family receiving friends from 5-7:00 p.m. Thursday. Memorials are to the First United Methodist Church in Creston. Online condolences may be left under the obituary category of www.powersfh.com.
Allison Arthur Hoepker was born April 2, 1925 in Syracuse, Neb.,
to Edwin Henry Hoepker and Ella Sophia Brammeier. He attended school in Syracuse Community Schools. Al served in the U.S. Navy from 1946-1948 where he served in Hawaii. After returning home he worked for Raymond Frances as a hired hand.
Al was united in marriage to Alma Jane Gehrke in 1952 in Creston and they settled on a farm where he worked with Harold Symonds in Union County. He continued to farm there throughout his life. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Creston, Creston VFW Post #1797, American Legion and he bowled for several years.
Survivors include his wife Alma Hoepker of Creston; one daughter, Debra (husband Dick) Linderman of Sedalia, Mo.; two sons, John Hoepker and William (wife Teresa) Hoepker, both of Creston; one sister, Laverna (husband Harold) Wesack of Bloomington, Ill.; a sister-in-law Maxine Hoepker of Creston, Ia.; six grandchildren: Amanda (husband Jarett) Phillippe of Sedalia, Mo., Josh Linderman of Sedalia, Mo., Coleton Hoepker of Winterset, Ia., Jacob (wife Jessica) Hoepker, Joey Hoepker and Jenny (husband Casey) Purdum all of Creston and seven great-grandchildren: Chase Phillippe, Gretchen and Daphne Hoepker and Jace, Hadley, Ryleigh and Jolie Purdum. He was preceded in death by his parents, four brothers, Elton (wife Evelyn), Orville (wife Fern), Kenneth and Robert Hoepker.
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