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Sarah Jane (Gangwer) Hopper

June 18, 1928 ~ January 7, 2020 (age 91)


Sarah Jane (Gangwer) Hopper, age 91, of Mishawaka, passed away on Tuesday, January 7, 2020 at Bell Tower Health and Rehab Center, Granger.         
Sarah was born in La Porte, IN, on June 18, 1928 to Arthur William and Helen (Kallies) Gangwer.  

Surviving are her beloved children, Patricia Ann Griffin of South Bend and Gaile L. Hopper of Odessa, TX; 4 grandchildren, Daniel LaMar Hopper, Jennifer Sue (Hopper) Jones, Robert Dale Griffin, and James Raymond Griffin; 5 great-grandchildren, Derrick James Griffin, Brittney Nicole Griffin, Ashley Jones, Christopher Jones and Matthew Aaron Griffin; and 3 great great-grandchildren, Clark, Elijah, and Olivia.  She was preceded in death by her parents; son, Fred Allen Hopper; sisters, Doris Suita and Virginia Kuhn; brother, Warren C. Stone; and granddaughter, Susan Jane Hopper.

Sarah graduated from La Porte High School in 1946 and was a self-employed house keeper. She was a member and also the custodian of Peace Evangelical Lutheran Church in Granger.  Sarah enjoyed gardening, but more importantly, her family and church friends.

Cremation has taken place with Cutler Funeral Home and Cremation Center, La Porte. 
A graveside service will be held at a later date at Patton Cemetery. 

Memorial contributions may be directed to Peace Evangelical Lutheran Church, 16791 Cleveland Rd., Granger, IN 46530.

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Cremation has taken place. Services will be at a future date.

Patton Cemetery
1401 Rumely St.
La Porte, IN 46350

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