Lena Pearl Ropp went home to be with here Lord and Savior on November 27, 2016. Pearl was born on August 24, 1928 to Ollie and Ora Hochstetler. She married Omer Wesley Ropp of Kalona, Iowa on Sept 11, 1949 at the East Union Mennonite Church. The couple lived all their married life in the Kalona community, except for the past twelve years in Sarasota, Florida. They spent many winters in Sarasota until Omer's passing in 2007.
Pearl is survived by three children and their spouses; Robert and wife Mary Ropp of Rome, GA, Lonnie and wife Janice Ropp, of Schaumburg,IL, and Connie Waldron of Sarasota, Fl, six grandchildren, Ashley Wells, daughter of Robert, Kevin Waldron, Eric Waldron, Dylan Waldron, sons of Connie, Ariel Ropp and Chantel Ropp daughters of Lonnie. Also surviving are five siblings and spouses; brother Harlan (Joretta) of Kalona, IA, sister Rosetta (Morris) Doolin of Salem,OR, brother Milford (Jane) of Shipshewana, IN, brother, Merlin (Viva) of Salem, OR, sister Merna (John) Knepp of Salem, Or, and two greatgrandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband Omer, both parents and brothers Clyde, Leo and Paul Hochstetler.
A Celebration of Life will be held Sunday 2:00 pm December 4th at The Peterseim Funeral Home, Kalona, Iowa. Services will begin at 2:00 pm with visitation from 11:00 am until the funeral hour.
Pearl's family would like to take this opportunity to express their sincere appreciation for all the many acts of kindness extended to them during this time of their loss. Your thoughtfulness will always be remembered.