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Kriegshauser Mortuary-West Chapel

9450 Olive Blvd, St. Louis, MO

OBITUARY

Lawrence J. Hoepfner Jr.

March 7, 1930January 8, 2020

Larry "Poppi" Hoepfner, Jr., 89, fortified with the sacraments of Holy Mother Church on Wednesday, January 8, 2020. Beloved husband of Pat "Hoppi" (nee Taylor) Hoepfner; loving father of Patti (Michael) Bitter, Kathi (the late Steve) Fanning, Norma (Jim) Massmann, and Mary Helen (Larry) Hepler; dear grandfather of Laura Evans, Brian (Maria) Elfrink, Tracy (Evan Meiners) Frank, Adam (Heather) Bitter, Claire (Brandon) Slama, Mary (Matt) Ware, Steven (Sarah) Fanning, Scott (Denise) Fanning, Kaitlin (Phil) Bustraan, Kara Poepping, Michael (Kinsley) Poepping, Ben (Rebekah) Massmann, Nick (Stephanie) Massmann, Chris (Heather) Massmann, Lindsay (Drew) Weber, and Nick (Ivy) Hepler; great grandfather of Lucy, Maddoc, Zoey, Hadleigh, Sadie, Gracie, Annie, Cora, Jack, Jeremiah, Eva, Clara, Colin, Haleigh, Ray, Hayley, Emma, Leah, Carly, Callan, Judah, Joshua, Elena, Elijah, Michael, Jenna, and Joey ; dear brother of Ted Hoepfner; dear cousin, uncle, and friend to many.

Larry was an avid golfer and a 4th Degree Knight of Columbus.

SERVICES: Visitation 2-6pm on Sunday, January 12, 2020 at KRIEGSHAUSER MORTUARY WEST CHAPEL 9450 Olivette. Knights of Columbus service will be conducted at 5pm. Mass of Christian Burial 10am Monday, January 13, 2020 Incarnate Word Church 13416 Olive Blvd., Chesterfield. Interment Bellerive Heritage Gardens. In lieu of flowers, contributions made to Knights of Columbus Incarnate Word Council #9981 preferred.

  • FAMILY

  • Lawrence J. Hoepfner, Sr., Father (deceased)
  • Helen (nee Martin) Hoepfner, Mother (deceased)
  • Patricia (nee Taylor) Hoepfner, Wife
  • Patti (Michael) Bitter, Daughter
  • Laura Evans, Granddaughter
  • Lucy Evans, Great Granddaughter
  • Maddoc Evans, Great Grandson
  • Zoey Evans, Great Granddaughter
  • Brian (Maria) Elfrink, Grandson
  • Tracy (Evan Meiners) Frank, Granddaughter
  • Hadleigh Frank, Great Granddaughter
  • Adam (Heather) Bitter, Grandson
  • Sadie Bitter, Great Granddaughter
  • Gracie Bitter, Great Grandaughter
  • Annie Bitter, Great Granddaughter
  • Claire (Brandon) Slama, Granddaughter
  • Cora Slama, Great Granddaughter
  • Jack Slama, Great Grandson
  • Mary (Matt) Ware, Granddaughter
  • Jeremiah Ware, Great Grandson
  • Eva Ware, Great Granddaughter
  • Kathi (the late Steve) Fanning, Daughter
  • Steven (Sarah) Fanning, Grandson
  • Clara Fanning, Great Granddaughter
  • Colin Fanning, Great Grandson
  • Scott (Denise) Fanning, Grandson
  • Haleigh Fanning, Great Granddaughter
  • Ray Fanning, Great Grandson
  • Kaitlin (Phil) Bustraan, Granddaughter
  • Hayley Bustraan, Great Granddaughter
  • Emma Bustraan, Great Granddaughter
  • Leah Bustraan, Great Granddaughter
  • Norma (Jim) Massmann, Daughter
  • Kara Poepping, Granddaughter
  • Michael (Kinsley) Poepping, Grandson
  • Carly Poepping, Great Granddaughter
  • Callan Poepping, Great Grandson
  • Judah Poepping, Great Grandson
  • Ben (Rebekah) Massmann, Grandson
  • Joshua Massmann, Great Grandson
  • Elena Massmann, Great Granddaughter
  • Nick (Stephanie) Massmann, Grandson
  • Elijah Massmann, Great Grandson
  • Chris (Heather) Massmann, Grandson
  • Mary Helen (Larry) Hepler, Daughter
  • Lindsay (Drew) Weber, Granddaughter
  • Michael Weber, Great Grandson
  • Jenna Weber, Great Granddaughter
  • Joey Weber, Great Grandson
  • Nick (Ivy) Hepler, Grandson
  • Ted Hoepfner, Brother
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Steven Fanning
  • Scott Fanning
  • Brian Elfrink
  • Michael Poepping
  • Nick Hepler
  • Drew Weber

Services

  • Visitation Sunday, January 12, 2020
  • Knights of Columbus Sunday, January 12, 2020
  • Mass of Christian Burial Monday, January 13, 2020
  • Interment with Military Honors Monday, January 13, 2020

Memories

Lawrence J. Hoepfner Jr.

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Patti Bitter

January 11, 2020

My Dad
Was Fiercely protective of his wife & daughters
A Proud patriot
Loved his mom and his Irish heritage
Faithful Catholic and proud CBC grad
Passionate - recited classical poems by heart even this past December, wrote my mom poems from the time they dated to present
Loved a good party and our family gatherings!
Embraced wholeheartedly all of his grands whether through birth or marriage.
Laughed, had a temper, and cried when something really touched him.
I have such great memories of him and will miss him terribly. I woke today thinking of him laughing with Nonnie (his mom) and already laughing and cutting up with his best buds, John Sparks (Jocko), Jack Tarr (his cousin) and John Siegwart! Heaven is lucky to have you! ❤️❤️❤️

Norma Massmann

January 10, 2020

Dad was passionate about his faith and his family! His favorite activities serving God through the Knights of Columbus always involved children-Pro-Life prayer vigils, the Tootsie roll drives and the Felice Cours dances, especially when he had his granddaughter Kara with him!
He ALWAYS knew how many grands and greats he had, and couldn't wait to hold the brand new ones!

FROM THE FAMILY

Lawrence John Hoepfner, Jr
Spring 2010

FROM THE FAMILY

Patricia Hoepfner
Nicholas Hepler
Lawrence Hoepfner
Duchesne high school graduation
May 2010

FROM THE FAMILY

Lawrence John Hoepfner, Jr (Poppi) holding great granddaughter Caroline (Carly) Grace Poepping
February 26, 2016

FROM THE FAMILY

Lawrence John Hoepfner, Jr (Poppi)
holding Caroline (Carly) Grace Poepping
June 4, 2016

FROM THE FAMILY

Patricia Barbara Taylor Hoepfner (mom)
Lawrence John Hoepfner, Jr (dad)

FROM THE FAMILY

Lawrence John Hoepfner, Jr (Poppi)
holding Callan Joseph Poepping
May 2018

FROM THE FAMILY

Lawrence John Hoepfner, Jr (Poppi)
holding Judah Michael Poepping
August 5, 2019

FROM THE FAMILY

Kathryn Lynn Hoepfner Fanning (Kathi)
Lawrence John Hoepfner, Jr (dad)
Patricia Marie Hoepfner Bitter (Patti)
Norma Jean Hoepfner Massmann
Patricia Barbara Taylor Hoepfner (mom)
Mary Helen Hoepfner Hepler
Florida, summer 1969

FROM THE FAMILY

Lawrence John Hoepfner, Jr
Spring 2010

FROM THE FAMILY

Patricia Hoepfner
Nicholas Hepler
Lawrence Hoepfner
Duchesne high school graduation
May 2010

FROM THE FAMILY

Lawrence John Hoepfner, Jr (Poppi) holding great granddaughter Caroline (Carly) Grace Poepping
February 26, 2016

FROM THE FAMILY

Lawrence John Hoepfner, Jr (Poppi)
holding Caroline (Carly) Grace Poepping
June 4, 2016

FROM THE FAMILY

Patricia Barbara Taylor Hoepfner (mom)
Lawrence John Hoepfner, Jr (dad)

FROM THE FAMILY

Lawrence John Hoepfner, Jr (Poppi)
holding Callan Joseph Poepping
May 2018

FROM THE FAMILY

Lawrence John Hoepfner, Jr (Poppi)
holding Judah Michael Poepping
August 5, 2019

FROM THE FAMILY

Kathryn Lynn Hoepfner Fanning (Kathi)
Lawrence John Hoepfner, Jr (dad)
Patricia Marie Hoepfner Bitter (Patti)
Norma Jean Hoepfner Massmann
Patricia Barbara Taylor Hoepfner (mom)
Mary Helen Hoepfner Hepler
Florida, summer 1969

FROM THE FAMILY

Front row, L to R:
Norma Jean Hoepfner Massmann
(behind Norma)-Mary Helen Hoepfner Hepler
Kathie Rae Taylor
Terri Taylor

Back row, L to R:
Lawrence John Hoepfner, Jr (dad)
Patricia Barbara Taylor Hoepfner
Kathryn Lynn Hoepfner Fanning (Kathi)
Patricia Marie Hoepfner Bitter (Patti)

Disneyland circa 1962

FROM THE FAMILY

Incarnate Word parish directory photo
1972
Front row, L to R:
Kathryn Lynn Hoepfner Fanning (Kathi)
Norma Jean Hoepfner Massmann
Mary Helen Hoepfner Hepler

Back row, L to R:
Patricia Marie Hoepfner Bitter (Patti)
Lawrence John Hoepfner, Jr (dad)
Patricia Barbara Taylor Hoepfner (mom)