Services celebrating the life of Lillian Hoppe, age 89 of Albany, formerly of Upsala, will be 11:00 AM, Wednesday, July 18, at the Seven Dolors Catholic Church in Albany.  Burial will be in the parish cemetery.  Lillian died Sunday at the St. Cloud Hospital.  There will be a visitation from 10:00 until the time of services at the church in Albany.  Arrangements are being made by the Miller-Carlin-Brenny Funeral Home in Albany.

Lillian was born November 17, 1922 in St. Wendel Township, rural Stearns County.  She married Nicholas Hoppe on November 21, 1944.  The couple farmed together near St. Francis until 1959, when they purchased another farm and moved near Upsala.  Lillian also worked in the Home Health Care field for many years and then worked with assisted living at the Mother of Mercy Nursing Home in Albany .  In 1997, they retired from farming and moved to Albany.    Lillian was a member of Seven Dolors Catholic Church and the St. Mary’s Christian Women.

Lillian is survived by her children; Marilyn (Ernest) Trettel, Hugo; Nick Hoppe, Elk River; Glen (Amy) Hoppe, St. Joseph; Michelle (Russell) Trettel, Lino Lakes; grandchildren, Christina, Emily, Ryan, Laura, Gavyn, Annie; and great-grandson, Evan.  She is also survived by her brother and sisters, Dorine Hoppe, New Munich; Firmin (Maggie) Krupa, Cold Spring; and Irene (Denis) Notch, St. Francis.

Lillian is preceded in death by her parents, her husband Nick on March 4, 1999 and her brother, Herbert Krupa.