Bernett P. Jopp, age 89, of Mayer, passed away Friday, Feb. 23, 2018, at the Ridgeview Medical Center in Waconia.
She was born Oct, 23, 1928, in Plato, the daughter of Emil and Erna (Debner) Mueller. Bernett was baptized Oct. 26, 1928, at her home, by the Rev. Otto Eyrich; and confirmed March 29, 1942, at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Watertown, by the Rev. Karl Rudolph.
Bernett was united in marriage to Wallace Jopp April 24, 1946, at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Watertown.
Bernett enjoyed being outdoors, tending to her vegetable and flower gardens. From the produce that the garden grew, she would start the canning process on most of the vegetables.
The occasional fishing trip always brought her a lot of happiness. She also liked being in the kitchen, cooking up a meal or baking cookies.
In her spare time, Bernett would crochet and read.
She was a faithful member of St. John Lutheran Church, Hollywood Township, New Germany, serving with the Lutheran Women’s Missionary League.
She was a member of the Watertown Senior Citizens, playing cards on a weekly basis. Bernett was also a huge “Jeopardy” fan, not missing too many of the shows.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Wallace; son Gary Jopp; parents Emil and Erna Mueller; son-in-law Eric Bodine; sister Mathilda Heckmann; and brothers Wilmar Mueller, and Harlan Mueller.
Bernett is survived by her loving family: children Bob (Marlene) Jopp of Mayer, Jean Bodine of Lester Prairie, Ron Jopp of Mayer, Randy (Renee) Jopp of St. Bonifacius, Rick (Colleen) Jopp, and Phillip Jopp, all of Mayer; grandchildren Alan (Teresa) Jopp, Aaron (Michelle) Jopp, Carla (Tim) Barth, David (Trish) Rettler, Adam Jopp, Sarah Jopp and fiancé Galo Asqui, Rachel Jopp, Beth Jopp, Ryan (Rebecca) Jopp, Heather (Scott) Eastling, Krista (Nate) Benoit, and Alicia (Patrick) Reardon; and great-grandchildren Ayden Jopp, Ezra Asqui, James Eastling, Grace Barth, Blake Barth, Georgia Barth, and Molly.
She is further survived by her brother and sisters-in-law, Charles (Carrie) Mueller of Anoka, Joan Mueller of Buffalo, and Orla Mueller of Watertown; nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.
Her funeral service took place Tuesday, Feb. 27 at 11 a.m. at St. John Lutheran Church in Hollywood Twp., New Germany, with the Rev. Dean Mahlum officiating. There was visitation at the church, one hour prior to the service. Interment followed in the church cemetery.
Casket bearers were Alan Jopp, Aaron Jopp, Ryan Jopp, Adam Jopp, Heather Eastling, Krista Benoit, Alicia Reardon, and David Rettler.
Arrangements were with the Johnson Funeral Home in Waconia, www.johnsonfh.com.