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Carrington and New Rockford, North Dakota
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Barbara Hoppe

Barbara Hoppe, age 67, passed away Sunday, March 22, 2020, at CHI St. Alexius, Carrington, ND.

Barbara Jean Gedrose was born on August 24, 1952, to Emil and Bernadine Gedrose.  She attended school in New Rockford and graduated in 1970.  Barb was united in marriage to Paul Hoppe Jr. on March 13, 1971 in Cokato, MN.  Barb worked at Ben Franklin, Holiday and at the 4th Corporation for 25 years before retirement. 

She enjoyed crafts, card games, canning, going for drives, camping, bird watching, baking and cooking.  Barb especially enjoyed going fishing and hunting with her family and spending time with her kids and grandkids.  She also liked shooting pool, throwing darts and listening to her favorite music.

Barb had a heart of gold, she was kind to everyone and will be remembered for her laughter.  Barb loved the outdoors and could out-fish anyone.  She was the queen of double pinochle and skip-bo.

Barb is survived by her husband, Paul; her children, Robyn (Rachael) Hoppe, Steve (Lori) Hoppe, Wendy (Jon) Anderson, Tyrel (Kim) Hoppe, Angela Hoppe and Barb (John) Flaharty; four brothers: Gary Gedrose, Jim (Kim) Gedrose, Ron Gedrose and Larry Gedrose, three sisters, Sharon (Allen) Kallock, Diane (Arley) Ringsaker and Brenda (Ken) McLaughlin; seventeen grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren.

Barbara is preceded in death by her parents Emil and Bernadine Gedrose; grandparents, Christ and Barbara Schatz and John and Thekla Gedrose.


Visitation will be Thursday, March 26th, 2020, 9:00AM-5:00PM at Evans Funeral Home, Carrington.

A private Family Service will be Thursday, March 26th, 2020, at 7:00PM at Evans Funeral Home, Carrington.

Posted Condolences:


  1. With deepest sympathy to all with the loss of a beautiful person inside and out and a heart of gold!!! Barb and Paul were always there for our boys as they grew up and even after they moved away from home, Barb always asked how they were and what they were doing!!! We may not have sat together much as neighbors, but we never went without saying, “Hi neighbors” if we saw each other in our driveways or sometimes even met each other in our driveways, and visited about our kids or how each of us was doing!! Thank you for being such an awesome neighbor!! Teach everyone up in heaven how to can, how to shoot those deer and catch those fish as you wont be forgotten!! Rest in Peace my dear friend!! Xoxo

  2. I so cannot believe you are gone. I am still in disbelief and do not understand. Sending all my love to my family at this time and I just hope there really is a better place where she rests in peace.

  3. I was looking forward to seeing Barb at the Class of 1970’s fiftieth class reunion this summer. I was beginning to wonder if this quarantine business due to the corona-virus would prevent the event from happening…never in our wildest dreams could we have foreseen this day. Barb was always such a pleasant person. Over the years when I thought of Barb; I would think of Maxine Duda Hoppe also for they were such good friends. My prayers are with the family and friends. She will be missed.

  4. I am so sorry to hear about Barb. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  5. Wendy, I’m so sorry & my condolences go out to you & all the family.
    May god be with you and family at this time, prayers ❤️❤️🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻

  6. Wendy and family, I’m so sorry for your loss. I’m always here if you need me for anything. Love & hugs

  7. I would wave at the 4th Corp bus every day on my way to Carrington. Much later I meet Barbara and she was the one waving back. Then I found out she was Liz Anderson’s family. God puts us in the “it’s a small world” for a reason. God bless Barbara and her family.

  8. Barb This is SOOO unbelievable leaving this world at such a young age. You were such,an awesome mentor, whom I adored and admired. You, Barb L, and the other partner in crime Max, & I had lots of conversations & laughs. Will always cherish the time we spend doing crafts & etc. Love & miss you my dear friend. My heart breaks for your FISHING PARTNER, & all the Kids, Grandkids, Brothers, Sisters, & In Laws. REST IN PEACE MY DEAR FRIEND..

  9. Condolences to the family.

    Kevin & Brenda Munson

  10. We didn’t get back to North Dakota as often as we would’ve liked, but our 1st stop on the way to see kids and grandkids, was always Barb and Paul’s house. Jim and I went fishing with them at Dry Lake, and I was even Barb’s bird dog once when we were hunting for pheasants! She will be greatly missed. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Paul and the rest of the family!

  11. So sorry for the loss of a loved one, When ever we went to North Dakota we always stopped to see Barb and Paul after seeing my parents. Barb was highly thought of and always there to help and she was fun to be around. After my parents passed away we didn’t go back very often so we missed seeing her and Paul but she was always in our thoughts and prayers. Rest in Peace Barbara we always loved you.


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