Dorothy Wagner Hoplin, age 91 of Glenwood, Minnesota, passed away on Friday, June 21, 2019, at the Glacial Ridge Hospital in Glenwood, MN.
Visitation for Dorothy A. Hoplin will be from 5:00 until 8:00 p.m. on Monday, June 24, 2019, at the Hoplin-Hitchcock Funeral Home in Glenwood, MN, and will continue one hour prior to the service at the church.
Mass of Christian Burial for Dorothy A. Hoplin will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, June 25, 2019, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Glenwood, MN, with Father Joe Vandeberg officiating. Interment will be in St. John Nepomuk Catholic Cemetery in rural Lowry, MN.
Dorothy Alice Dynda was born on Aug 6, 1927, to Joseph and Lillian (Koubsky) Dynda on the family farm in Lake Mary Township near Alexandria, MN. She attended District 13 country school and was the Douglas County Spelling Bee Champion as an 8th grader. This award won her a trip to the Minnesota State Fair and a competition there. In her teen years she played the piano in her Dad’s dance band along with her dad and two brothers.
On Oct 23, 1945, Dorothy was united in marriage to Phil Wagner at St Mary’s Catholic Church in Alexandria. They lived in Parkers Prairie and Alexandria before settling in Lowry in 1948. Phil owned a livestock trucking line and Lowry is where they raised their family. Phil died in Oct 1960 leaving Dorothy a widow at 33 years old with seven kids to raise.
On Oct 18, 1980, Dorothy married Glenn Hoplin and they moved to Glenwood. Glenn died in Jun 2012 and Dorothy moved into an independent living apartment. In Oct 2018 Dorothy moved into Ridgewood Villa in Glenwood where she lived until her passing.
Dorothy is survived by her sons: Merle (Bonnie) Wagner of Glenwood, MN, Bruce (Terri) Wagner of Glenwood, MN, Gordy (Ann) Wagner of Glenwood, MN, and Kevin Wagnerl of Glenwood, MN; daughters: Eileen (John/Butch) Holtberg of Little Falls, MN, and Suzanne Schurr of Plymouth, MN; She is also survived by seven grandchildren: Molly (Mark) Skaar, Matt (Andrea) Wagner, Troy Wagner (Laura Paleveda), Nicole (Mark) Meyer, Jamie (Clay) Lipke, Joelle (Shannon) Gwost and Kinsey Schurr; eleven great-grandchildren: Leah and Andrew Skaar, Michael, Maggie and Maddie Wagner, Jackson, Issac, and Carter Meyer, Becker Lipke, and Kennedy and Hudsyn Gwost; sister: Lonnie Danielson of Farwell; sister-in-law: Sophia Ward of St Joseph, MO; step children: David (Carol) Hoplin and Beth Estes: four step grandchildren: Matthew (Jane) Hoplin, Sarah Hoplin, Jonathan Estes, and David Estes:three step great-grandchildren: Anna, Daniel, and Emily Hoplin;
Dorothy was preceded in death by husbands: Phil Wagner and Glenn Hoplin; son: Timothy Wagner; her parents and brothers: Robert and Don:
Arrangements are with the Hoplin-Hitchcock Funeral Home in Glenwood, MN.