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Janice Hoppe

May 9, 1947 — July 22, 2021


Janice Hoppe

Janice Marie (Blank) Hoppe, age 74, of Winona, passed away on Thursday, July 22, 2021, surrounded by her family after a short battle with leukemia.

She was born on May 9, 1947, to Harry and Florence (Szewel) Blank.  Janice attended St. Stanislaus Elementary School and Cotter High School.   She obtained a secretarial degree at Winona Technical College, afterwhich she started her lifelong career at Bay State Milling Company, in which she took great pride for 54 years, working up until her illness.

Janice married Jesse Heuer and had one son, Brian. They divorced.  She married Robert Hoppe on July 2, 1982.

Janice enjoyed gambling with her close friends at numerous casinos in the area and took multiple trips to Las Vegas.  She also enjoyed league bowling in her younger years.  She especially cherished spending time with her granddaughters while they were growing up.

Janice and Robert took great pride in their yard, sitting and enjoying the beauty that they created.  She was the caregiver for Robert for 20 years.

Janice is survived by her husband, Robert; son, Brian (Amy) Heuer; granddaughters, Paige and Sierra; brother, Ron (Doreen) Blank, nieces; close friends, Marie Schueler, Doris Palbicki, and Pat Verdick; as well as other relatives and friends.  She was preceded in death by her
parents, Florence and Harry Blank.

She will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved her.

Visitation will be held from 3 PM until the funeral service at 6 PM on Tuesday, July 27, 2021, at the Watkowski-Mulyck Funeral Home, 376 East Sarnia Street, Winona.  Deacon Justin Green will officiate.  A time of food and fellowship will be held following the service at the funeral home.

A private family burial will be held at a later date at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Winona.

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