September 23, 1935 - April 23, 2015

 

Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 AM on Tuesday, April 28, at St. Michael’s Catholic Church for Alfred “Al” H. Poepping, 79, of St. Cloud, who died on April 23, 2015. Inurnment with Military Honors will be in Assumption Cemetery. The Reverend Mark Innocenti will officiate.

Visitation will be from 4:00-8:00 PM on Monday at the Daniel Funeral Home in St. Cloud, and from 9:30 - 10:30 AM on Tuesday at St. Michael’s Catholic Church.
Parish prayers will be at 5:00 PM on Monday at the funeral home in St. Cloud.

Al was born at home in rural New Munich, Stearns County, to Henry and Ida (Luken) Poepping. He went to country school and finished his elementary school in Melrose. He served his country from 1954-1956 during the Korean Conflict and was honorably discharged in 1956. He married Marilyn “June” Christen on January 15, 1957, at Seven Dolors Catholic Church in Albany, and they made their home in St. Cloud. Al was employed by Cold Spring Granite for forty years. After retirement he continued bowling, golfing, doing puzzles and working in his workshop. He lovinlgy crafted furniture for his children and grandchildren. Al was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather and will be dearly missed.

He is survived by: wife, June; children Linda (Don) Rassier of St. Cloud, Nancy Dunbar of Cambridge, Peggy (Ray) Cordie of St. Joseph, Susan (Doug) Ross of St. Cloud, Scott (Becky) of Rice; 14 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren; sisters Bernadine Ramler and Beata Theis.

He was preceded in death by his parents; son Steven; brothers Frank, Joe, Norb, Jerome, Ralph; sister Marie Thomes; son-in-law Paul Dunbar.
The Poepping Family would like to extend special thanks to the St. Cloud Hospital Staff who cared for Al.