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Edwin Kroeplin

Edwin Kroeplin of Hope, ND passed away Monday, October 10, 2016 under Hospice care at Luther Memorial Home in Mayville, ND. He lived to the age of 100 ½ years old. Funeral services will be held Saturday, October 15, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church in Hope. ND. A visitation will be held Friday, October 14, 2016 from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. with a 7:30 p.m. prayer service at the Bilden Funeral Home in Northwood, ND. Pastor Jacob Swenson will be officiating. Burial will take place in the Finley Cemetery.

Edwin was born at home, near Loon Lake, north of Bottineau, ND on April 2, 1916 to Caroline (Hahn) and Henry Kroeplin. Edwin married Lavoan Volker on September 27, 1939 at Gardena, ND. After their marriage, they farmed at Gardina, Inkster, Hope and Finley, ND. Lavoan and Edwin retired in 1979. They spent their winters in Donna, TX and summers at Finley, ND. Edwin was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church in Hope and served as a trustee for several years. He was also on the Hope School Board for several years.

Edwin was an excellent pool player and an excellent swimmer. He loved baseball. Hobbies included gardening, going to auction sales, traveling and collecting antique sewing machines and Avon bottles. They belonged to a square dancing club and loved to dance.

After 60 years of marriage, Lavoan died of cancer. Edwin later married Wanita Touslee from Colby, Kansas. Wanita died August 20, 2015.

Survivors include five children: Donna Kroeplin of Devils Lake, ND; Marlen (Deb) Kroeplin of Hope, ND; Kenneth (Sharon) Kroeplin of Hope, ND; Susan (Keith) Flaten of Hope, ND; and Keven Kroeplin of Warren, MN; Daughter-in-law's, Delores Kvislen and Diane Kroeplin, both of Finley, ND; 19 Grandchildren, 36 Great-Grandchildren, and one Great-Great Grandchild.

Edwin was preceded in death by two sons, Wayne Kroeplin and Royce Kroeplin; sisters: Margaret, Viola, Floris and Luella; seven brothers: Carl, Robert, Henry, Erwin, Gilbert, Melvin and Donald.

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Our sympathies to the Kroeplin family. Steve and Cathy Lindenberg

Catherine Lindenberg Oct 18 2016 12:00 AM

So sorry for your loss you all are in my thoughts and prayers

Jody Viseth Oct 15 2016 12:00 AM

Thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Trevor and Bev Fuss Oct 13 2016 12:00 AM

My deepest sympathy to you and your family.

LouAnn Lusso Oct 13 2016 12:00 AM

So sorry for your loss. My hope for your family would be that your memories bring you comfort in this difficult time.

Shannon Ehlers Oct 13 2016 12:00 AM

I am so sorry for your loss. I have many fond memories of Ed at Casa Del Sol. He will be missed by many. Gods blessings.

JoAnne Smaaladen Oct 13 2016 12:00 AM

Great heritage, Grandpa! I loved playing games with Grandma & Grandpa. One of my favorite memories is of visiting him & Grandma in TX & eating fruit from his trees. He was so proud!

Mark & Sheryl Sad Oct 12 2016 12:00 AM

I am so sorry for your loss. You all are in my thoughts and prayers

Debbie Kyllo Oct 12 2016 12:00 AM

Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your heart.

Dawn Korynta Oct 12 2016 12:00 AM