Alden W. Roepke, age 81, of New Germany, died Friday, May 24, 2013, at the Lighthouse in Waconia.
He was born March 27, 1932, in New Germany, the son of Emil and Hilda (Karels) Roepke. Alden was baptized and confirmed at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in New Germany.
Alden graduated from Central High School in Norwood in 1950.
He was united in marriage to Darlene Will Sept. 14, 1951.
Alden was a faithful member of St. John Lutheran Church in Hollywood.
He was a lifelong dairy farmer in Hollywood Township, and a 35-year employee at Super Value Warehouse in Hopkins.
Alden enjoyed fishing and going “up north.”
He was preceded in death by his wife, Darlene; son Steven; parents Hilda and Emil Roepke; father-in-law and mother-in-law Wilmer and Olga Will; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law Eugene Will, Arlen and Joan Will, Arlyce Larson, Mary Ann and Arnie Kes; and nephew David Roepke.
Alden is survived by his loving family; children, and spouses Scheryl “Scher” and Tom Moonen of Waconia, Sheila and Mark Heuer of Lake Crystal, Scott Roepke, and Shelley and Jim Borka, all of New Germany; grandchildren Josh Moonen and fiancée Sara Hogel of St. Bonifacius, Alesha and Nick Schutz of Waconia, Amy Heuer of Fountain Hills, AZ, Jayson and Becky Heuer of Las Vegas, NV, Heidi Heuer of St. Paul, John Borka of Winsted, and Jacob Borka of New Germany; and great-grandchildren Matthew and Ginny Heuer.
He is further survived by brothers and sisters-in-law Donald and Mabel Roepke of Waseca, and Darrell and Sandi Roepke of Norwood Young America; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law Marcia Schiferli of Excelsior, David Larson of Maple Plain, Millie and Gordy Miller of New Germany, and Lanette and Curtis Thaemert of Mayer; nieces; nephews; and other relatives and friends.
The funeral service took place Tuesday, May 28 at 11 a.m. at St. John Lutheran Church, Hollywood Twp., New Germany, with the Rev. Dean Mahlum officiating, followed by interment in the church cemetery.
Visitation was Monday, May 27 from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Johnson Funeral Home in Waconia, and continued Tuesday one hour prior to the service at the church.
Alden’s grandchildren were his casket bearers.
Arrangements were with the Johnson Funeral Home in Waconia; www.johnsonfh.com.