Harriet Constance Schoppe was taken home to be with her Lord on September 20, 2020. She was born on January 15, 1921 to Paul and Nora Schoppe in Jefferson. Connie, as she preferred to be called, had one older sister, Dorcas Jane Schoppe. Connie was preceded in death by her parents and by her sister.
Connie graduated from Jefferson High School in Jefferson, Iowa in 1939. In 1943, she graduated from Iowa State College in Ames with a degree of Bachelor of Science and a major in Dietetics.
Following graduation from college Connie took a dietetics internship at the University of Minnesota and then worked as a dietitian at Abbott Hospital in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She later returned to the University of Minnesota where she was employed for 30 years as a dietitian in the University hospitals. Connie was a member of the Pi Beta Phi sorority and the Omicron Nu Home Economics honor society.
Connie was a long-time member of the United Methodist Church in Jefferson and Messiah Episcopal Church in Saint Paul, Minnesota.
Connie loved Jesus and was known to be a person of faith. She spent much time in prayer for those in her wide circle of friends. She exemplified compassion and concern for people in need and for the oppressed. She especially loved children and “adopted” some of them as her special friends and grandchildren along the way
Connie had a special place in her heart for all animals and especially loved cats. She enjoyed a special relationship to numerous feline friends.
Connie spent the last four years of her life living at Brookdale Senior Residence in West St. Paul, Minnesota where she enjoyed visits from Messiah church friends and other acquaintances.
Connie had strong affection for her early life in Jefferson and often shared many cherished memories of her childhood family life in her brick home near the Jefferson city center.
There will be a graveside service for Connie’s internment on Friday, September 24 at 11:00 a.m. at Jefferson Cemetery. Family friends and acquaintances are welcome to attend.
Services by Slininger-Schroeder Funeral Home, Jefferson.