Mary Hoeppner, passed peacefully, on the evening of Saturday, July 6, 2019.
She is survived by her youngest sister, Elvira Toews, sister-in-law Helen Loewen, and her many nephews and nieces.
Mary is predeceased by her husband, Ben Hoeppner, and by 11 of her siblings.
Mary was born in Steinbach on August 26, 1922, as the oldest daughter of Cornelius T. and Helena Loewen.
At an early age it was her desire to serve the Lord as a missionary, and she studied at Bible Schools in Steinbach, Omaha, and Los Angeles to prepare herself. She served under the Go Ye Mission in the Ozarks of Oklahoma for many years before returning to Steinbach, where she taught at Steinbach Bible Institute and met her husband Ben Hoeppner. They went to Paraguay where Ben taught in a Bible School, then moved to Winnipeg where he pastored a Low German language church before retiring.
Mary’s family is grateful for the excellent nursing care she received at Donwood Manor, where she spent the later years of her life.
A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, July 10, 2019 at Friends Funeral Service, 2146 Main Street, Winnipeg. Private interment will take place in Sage Creek Cemetery and Crematorium (Mennonite Memorial Gardens).
Donations may be made to EMMS Missions.