Dorothy Poppe, 89 of Wentzville, Missouri passed away September 14, 2020 at The Meadowlands Assisted Living Facility in O'Fallon MO. She was born in Volga, South Dakota on August 7, 1931, to Albert and Mathilda Christianson, the youngest of seven children. She grew up in Volga, worked at the Brookings Telephone office and the First National Bank of Volga.
On January 12, 1958, she married Alvin George Poppe, and they lived on a farm near Coleman, SD. A year later, Alvin became a mechanic at the Brookings Ford Dealer and they returned to Volga. Their first child, David Alvin Poppe was born in March of 1959 and in 1961, Alvin was activated during the Berlin Crisis and they moved to Fort Carson in Colorado Springs, CO. They returned to Volga in 1962 prior to the birth of their second child, Debra Ann Poppe Michal.
Dorothy devoted herself to her family, and did the bookwork for Alvin's plumbing business. She also worked as a bookkeeper for Haas and Wolfe Lumber Yard, and Land O'Lakes creamery in Volga. She was an active member of First Lutheran Church in Volga, SD and the American Legion. Dorothy was a caring, loving person. She lived a life of service, working in the background, taking care of everyone.
Dorothy and Alvin lived in Volga, SD until 1996 when they moved to Wentzville, MO to be near their grandchildren (and daughter). In Missouri she was an active member of Cornerstone Methodist Church and the American Legion. She continued to take care of everyone, baking cakes and cookies to share with her family and their friends. She was happiest baking or reading books and loved her family.
Dorothy was preceeded in death by: her husband, Alvin Poppe (Sept 4, 2009), her sisters Elsie Shelp, Helen Lunt, Laura Parker, her brothers Robert Christianson and Kenneth Christianson. She is survived by: her brother Harold Christianson of Volga, SD, her son David Poppe (Kaylene) of Ft. Collins, CO, her daughter Debra Michal (Todd) of Wentzville, MO, and six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. She will be missed.
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