Mary Ann “Annie” Hoppenjans, 78 of Ferdinand

Mary Ann “Annie” Hoppenjans, 78 of Ferdinand passed away Friday May 11th at her home surrounded by her family. She was born June 1, 1939 in Ferdinand to Alois & Henrietta (Durchholz) Oser. She married Donald Hoppenjans on June 10, 1961 in Saint Ferdinand Catholic Church.

Annie retired as secretary after 35 years for the Southeast Dubois County School Corporation. She was a lifelong member of St. Ferdinand Parish. She enjoyed bowling, traveling, playing cards, especially weekly card games with her sisters. She enjoyed watching her grandchildren participate in sporting activities. Annie was active in playing softball for many years.

Surviving are her husband Donald Hoppenjans, three daughters, Karen Hughes (Michael) of Lamar, Linda Altman (Bill) and Beth Rickelman (Benny) all of Ferdinand. Grandchildren, Kyle Hughes (Holly), Megan Hughes, Kyla Altman, Blake Altman, and Luke Rickelman. Great-grandchildren, Claire Hughes, Mya Hughes, and Lainey Hughes. Three sisters, Janet Werne (Dennis), Nancy Laake (John) all of Ferdinand, and Elaine Brames (Ernie) of Saint Anthony. She was preceded in death by her parents.

Funeral services for Mary Ann “Annie” Hoppenjans will be held at 10:00 AM Tuesday May 15th in Christ the King Parish, Saint Ferdinand Church. Burial to follow will be in the church cemetery. Friends may call at the Becher Funeral Home in Ferdinand from 2 to 8:00 PM on Monday and from 7 to 9:30 AM on Tuesday. Online condolences may be shared at