Victoria J. Hopfer, 60, of Lake Henry died Wednesday, July 15, 2020, at her home in rural Lake Henry. A Memorial Mass will be held at 11:00 am Wednesday, July 22, at St. Margaret Catholic Church in Lake Henry. Inurnment will be in the church cemetery. A visitation will be held Tuesday from 4-8:00 pm at Johnson Funeral Home in Paynesville and continue Wednesday one hour prior to the service at the church.
Victoria Jean Hopfer was born on January 26, 1960, in Benson, MN the daughter of Virgil and Gail (Dengerud) Skindelien. She grew up in the Sunburg area attending KMS Schools, graduating with the Class of 1978. After high school, Vicki went on to earn her Administrative Secretary Diploma from Willmar Vo-Tech.
In December of 1978, Vicki was united in marriage to Jack Swanson. The couple was blessed with a daughter and a son. They later divorced. On September 18, 1993, Vicki was united in marriage to Peter Hopfer at St. Margaret Catholic Church in Lake Henry. This union was blessed with three daughters and a son. The family made their home in rural Lake Henry where Vicki was a homemaker and helped farm.
Vicki was a member of St. Margaret Catholic Church in Lake Henry. She served on the Parish Council for six years and volunteered in many other aspects of the church. Vicki was the Lake Henry Lakers biggest fan and also volunteered at Lake Henry Park for the baseball games. She also enjoyed horses, gardening, artwork, and cooking. Vicki was an extra mom to many of her kid’s friends and was fondly called Momma Hop. She will be remembered for her love of life and as a great wife, mother, daughter, sister, and friend to all that met her.
Vicki J. Hopfer died Wednesday, July 15, 2020, at the age of 60. She is survived by her husband of 26 years, Peter; children: Maggie (Justin) Grothe of Kerkhoven, Bryon Swanson of Kandiyohi, Abigail Hopfer of Hermantown; Grace Hopfer of Spirit Lake, IA, Samuel Hopfer of Lake Henry, and Anna Hopfer of Lake Henry; grandchildren: Devon, Addison, Makenna, and Caleb; mother, Gail (Donald)Ottenson of Brooten; brothers, Charles (Shelia) Skindelien of Currie, and Daryl (Barb) Skindelien of Lake Benton; step-siblings: Layne (Danyel) Otteson of Oak Grove, Rhonda Otteson of Willmar, Chad (Sarah) Otteson of Brooten, and Kari Otteson of Minneapolis; father-in-law, Arthur (Jean) Hopfer; and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and in-laws.
Vicki was preceded in death by her father, Virgil; mother-in-law, Rose Hopfer; and niece, Nicole.
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