Marie Elizabeth (Karppi) Kruger departed earth for heaven on November 6, 2018 with her family beside her. She was born at her grandparent's farm in Houghton County, Michigan on January 9, 1925.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Signe and John Karppi; sister, Esther Heikkinen; son-in-law, Dale Hoopman.
Marie will be greatly missed by her husband of 71 years, Arthur Kruger; daughter, Teresa Hoopman; daughter, Janice Woxland (Paul); granddaughters, Kristin Woxland Golla (Ross Golla) and Elizabeth Woxland; great grandsons, Paxton, Davis and Oliver.
Marie was a nursing graduate of St. Mary's Hospital and worked at the University of Minnesota hospital and as the school nurse at Pinecrest Elementary. She loved playing bridge and her weekly coffee club, was active in her church and enjoyed years of travel.
A memorial service will be held at Our Saviour's Lutheran Church, 400 West Ninth St., Hastings at 11am on Friday, November 16, 2018. Visitation one hour prior to service with a luncheon to immediately follow. Private burial at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Our Saviour's Lutheran Church.