Adeline Harpel, 89, of Glencoe
Adeline Ella Harpel passed away Saturday, March 4, 2017, at Glencoe Regional Health Service Long Term Care in Glencoe.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held Tuesday, March 14 at Church of St. Pius X in Glencoe with Rev. Anthony Stubeda officiating.
Casket bearers were Terry Olson, Adam Tabberson, Laura Dooley, Jennifer Medd and Mathew Jahnke. Honorary casket bearers were Wyatt Jahnke, Talon Jahnke, Braeden Dooley, Calin Dooley, Avery Medd, Peyton Medd, Jovie Jahnke, Merissa Kosek, Aiden Kosek, McKiya Kosek, Everly Tabberson and Chad Moehring. Interment was at the Glencoe Catholic Cemetery.
Adeline Ella (Forster) (Hoffmann) Harpel was born March 6, 1927, in Comfrey at her farm home. She was the 7th child born to Joseph and Sophie (Reiderer) Forster. Adeline was baptized as an infant March 13, 1927, by Rev. F. J. Plaschko at the Church of the Japanese Martyrs in Leavenworth, Minnesota. The family later moved to Sleepy Eye where Adeline received confirmation and education at St. Mary’s Catholic Church and School.
On September 3, 1946, Mrs. Harpel was united in marriage to Arthur Hoffmann at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Sleepy Eye. The couple made their home on their farm in Clements. Their marriage was blessed with five children, Sandra, Peggy, Steven, Marilyn and Joseph. Adeline and Arthur shared over 26 years of marriage, until Arthur passed away June 14, 1973.
On December 6, 1980, Adeline was united in marriage to William Harpel at Church of St. Pius X in Glencoe. The couple made their home in Glencoe. They shared over 25 years of marriage together, until William passed away December 30, 2005.
Mrs. Harpel helped on the family farm in Clements. The family moved from the farm in 1963. They owned and operated Park Ridge Resort on Lake Miltona. In 1965, they moved to Glencoe.
Mrs. Harpel worked at Telex, Nature Fresh, Green Giant and Glenhaven Nursing Home. She was a member at Church of St. Pius X in Glencoe. She was also a member of the Glencoe VFW Auxiliary Post #5102.
Mrs. Harpel loved spending time with her family and friends. She loved vacations to Alexandria in the summer and fall vacations to the North Shore Drive along Lake Superior. She enjoyed Monday morning coffee with friends and volunteer work at the nursing home sewing on, at that time, name labels. She also enjoyed flowers, bird watching and animals, especially her cat, Lily. Mrs. Harpel made several trips to Las Vegas, Jackpot Junction and enjoyed social time with her friends and family at the VFW. She was faithful to her church and always had time to discuss problems, console and help family and friends. Adeline was the fun Grandma. She will be sadly missed by all.
Blessed be her memory.
Mrs. Harpel is survived by her children, Sandra (significant other, Eddie Val Gould) Olson of Glencoe, Peggy (Rocky) Lounsbury of Hutchinson, Steven Hoffmann of Glencoe, Marilyn (Vern) Showalter Hutchinson; grandchildren, Terry Olson, Jennifer (Doug) Medd, Laura (Dan) Dooley, Chad (special friend, Heather Thom) Moehring, Adam (Ashley) Tabberson, Mathew (Darci) Jahnke; great grandchildren, Wyatt Jahnke, Talon Jahnke, Braeden Dooley, Calin Dooley, Avery Medd, Peyton Medd, Jovie Jahnke, Merissa (Brian) Kosek; great-great grandchildren, Aiden Kosek, McKiya Kosek, Everly Tabberson;
Many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Mrs. Harpel is preceded in death by her parents, Joseph and Sophie Forster; husbands, Arthur Hoffmann, William Harpel; son, Joseph Hoffmann; son-in-law, Wayne Olson; brothers; sisters.
Arrangements were with the Johnson-McBride Funeral Chapel of Glencoe.
Online obituaries and guest book available at www.mcbridechapel.com.