Loren C. Stoppenhagen

November 19, 1941May 30, 2019

Loren C. Stoppenhagen, 77 of Ossian, passed away after a long struggle with kidney disease on Thursday, May 30, 2019 at Signature Health Care. Loren was born November 19, 1941 in Allen County to the late Harold and Marie (Busse) Stoppenhagen. Loren was the oldest of seven brothers. He started his working years at Eavey's at age 16 and worked over 20 years for Northern Wells schools and the State of Indiana, while helping his father and brother Dean farm. He was meticulous in keeping tractors, cars and other things clean, to the point of waxing the farm tractors. Loren retired in 1988. He is survived by his brothers, Dean Stoppenhagen of Ossian, Larry (JoAnn) Stoppenhagen of Fort Wayne, Dale Stoppenhagen of Ossian, Lynn Stoppenhagen of Fort Wayne, David Stoppenhagen of South Carolina, and Lee (JoAnn) Stoppenhagen of Fort Wayne; and numerous cousins, nieces, and nephews. Funeral service will be Tuesday, June 4, 2019 at 3:00 PM at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 6514 E 750 N, Ossian, Indiana 46777, with visitation two hours prior. Rev. Shayne Jonker will officiate services. Burial will be in Oak Lawn Cemetery. Preferred memorials for Loren may be made to Bethlehem Lutheran Church or Donor's Choice. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at for the Stoppenhagen family.


  • Bethlehem Lutheran Church
  • Donor's Choice


  • Visitation Tuesday, June 4, 2019
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, June 4, 2019
  • Final Resting Tuesday, June 4, 2019

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