April 20, 1932 - October 3, 2016


Funeral services will be at 10:00 A.M. on Saturday, October 8, 2016 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in St. Joseph, MN for Alverne “Pepper” Poepping age 84 who died on Monday, October 3, 2016 at the St. Cloud Hospital. The Reverend Jerome Tupa, OSB will be the celebrant. Visitation will be on Friday, October 7, 2016 from 4:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. at the Daniel Funeral Home in St. Joseph, MN. St. Joseph Catholic Church parish prayers will be at 6:30 P.M. on Friday at the funeral home.
Al was born on April 20, 1932 in Melrose, MN, the son of Gerhard and Zitta (Thull) Poepping. He grew up and attended school in the Melrose area. He first married Alice Loch on May 22, 1956 in Kimball, MN. They then made their home in St. Joseph, MN. She died on January 15, 1983. He later married Arleen Gill Schmitz on July 14, 1984 at Mary of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Rockville, MN.

Al worked many years as a foreman for Rothfork Farms in St. Joseph, MN. He was a member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in St. Joseph, MN.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife Alice in 1983 and his second wife Arleen in 2014; one brother, Eugene; and two sisters, Marilyn Wolbeck and Rosie Klaphake.

He is survived by; three brothers, Wilbert (Donna) Poepping of Avon, MN, Gilbert (Rosie) Poepping of Alexandria, MN, and Ronald (Bernice) Poepping of Cold Spring, MN; two sisters, Carol (Dennis) Deters of Elrosa, MN and Alice (Tom) Illies of Andover, MN; one brothers-in-law, John (Ver Lou) Klaphake of Albany, MN, other relatives and many friends.