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Bernard H. "Ben" Poepping – Obituary

Name: Bernard H. "Ben" Poepping

Age: 90

Born: 08-22-1926

Died: 07-30-2017

Daniel Funeral Home, St. Joseph, Minnesota

St. Joseph's Catholic Church, St. Joseph, Minnesota

Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:00 a.m., Friday, August 4, 2017 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in St. Joseph for Bernard H. ”Ben” Poepping, age 90 of St. Cloud who passed away on Sunday, July 30, 2017 at the Country Manor Health Care Center, Sartell. Reverend Jerome Tupa, OSB will officiate. Entombment with military honors will take place at the parish cemetery mausoleum.
Visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Thursday at the Daniel Funeral Home, St. Joseph. Parish prayers will be at 4:00 p.m. on Thursday at the funeral home in St. Joseph.
Ben was born August 22, 1926 in Albany, Minnesota to Bernard and Olivia (Watercott) Poepping. He was a U.S. Army Veteran of WW II serving in the Asiatic-Pacific Theater. Ben was united in marriage to Mary Ann Pfannenstein on June 15, 1950 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in St. Joseph. He was employed by the St. Cloud Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center from 1946 until starting his career with the United States Postal Service in 1953 in Minneapolis and later he transferred to St. Cloud where he retired in 1982 as Director of Customer Service. Ben was a member of St. Joseph’s Parish, St. Joseph, National Association of Retired Federal Employees and a life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Granite Post #428, Waite Park American Legion Silver Star Post #428 and Knights of Columbus Council #5548.
Ben is survived by his wife, Mary Ann; children, Kathy (Mike) Mathiasen of Richmond, Donald (Mary) of Minneapolis, Michael “Mick” (Jan) of Naperville, Illinois and Mark (Julia) of Pittsburg, Pennsylvania; eight grandchildren; nine great grandchildren; brothers and sister, Edna Kremers of Sartell, Raymond of Pierz, Gerald of Burlington, Wisconsin, Albert of Lily Lake, Wisconsin and Clarence of Burlington, Wisconsin.
Ben was preceded in death by his parents; brother and sisters, Norbert, Josephine Ruhoff, Ann Koopmeiners; and infant sister, Hilda.
Memorials to St. Joseph’s Parish are preferred in lieu of flowers.
NOTE: Due to extreme allergies all floral arrangements MUST NOT contain Lillies, lilacs or marigolds.

Guestbook for Bernard H. "Ben" Poepping

M Jones
August 7, 2017, 3:56 pm
I am sorry for your loss, please accept my sincere condolences. I hope the family will find some comfort and strength in Jesus promise of the earthly resurrection(Acts 24:15)and the renewed Paradise earth, where death will be no more and no family will mourn the death of a loved one.-Revelation 21:3,4;John 5:28,29;Luke 23:43. may GOD(Psalms 83:18)grant you peace and comfort now, during this grievous time.-Matthew 5:4.
Don Waletzko
, Former employee
August 5, 2017, 4:15 pm
I met Ben when I worked for the Post Office in St. Cloud for a couple of summers during college. His smile in the picture is just as I remember it ... and he did it often. He was a wonderful, kind man and manager! May God bless him!

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