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March 23, 1923 – Sunday, March 1, 2009

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Zion Lutheran
Thursday, March 5th

Visitation Information

Stoppelman, Doris Elizabeth (Spike) age 85 of Brainerd, passed away March 1, 2009 at her son’s home in Isanti.

Doris was born March 23, 1923 in Maple Lake Township to Gustav and Ruth (Peterson) Spike. She was baptized June 7, 1923 at Carlslund Lutheran Church (now Zion) in Buffalo, by Pastor Nystrom. She was confirmed on June 13, 1937 at Carslund Lutheran Church in Buffalo by Pastor C.M. Callerstrom. Bible verse Revelations 1:10. She graduated from Buffalo High School on May 29, 1940. She then worked at The Production Credit Office and the Farm Loan Office until the fall of 1947. She married Ernie Herman Stoppelman on July 2, 1947. In the fall of 1947, they moved to Mpls. where she worked for Mpls. Public Schools as a secretary until December 1978. She worked for the Hennepin County Methadone Center until October 1980 when she moved with her husband to their home on South Long Lake near Brainerd. She was a member of First Lutheran Church, Brainerd.

She is preceded in death by husband, Ernie; brothers, Raymond, Clifford, Donald Spike; daughter-in-law, Debra (Fife) Stoppelman; many sister and brothers-in-law.

She is survived by daughter, Julie Elizabeth Weidemann, Brooklyn Park; sons, Randy Ernie (Janet) Stoppelman of Isanti,and David Gustav Stoppelman of Lino Lakes; five grandsons, Robb Jerome (Emily) Weidemann, Jake Randy (Sarah), Sam Ernie (April), Gus David and Max Douglas Stoppelman; two-great-grandchildren, Hailey May Olson and Ethan Sam Stoppelman; brother, Arnold Nels (Lila) Spike and sister-in-law, Hazel (Stoppelman) Spike of Buffalo.

Funeral service for Doris Stoppelman will be held on Thursday, March 5th at 11 AM at Zion Lutheran Church in Buffalo. Interment will follow at The Lakeview Cemetery. A visitation will be held at the Peterson Chapel – Buffalo funeral home on Wednesday, March 4th from 5 till 8 PM. A Prayer Service will be held at 7:30 PM. Further visitation will be held at the church on Thursday, March 5th one hour prior to service.

1 Guestbook Entry

  1. Emmanuel and Dale Hailey

    To the family of Doris Stoppelman:
    My wife and I were saddened to hear of the loss of Doris. Please take comfort from Bible. Revelation 21:4 tells us.. And he (Jehovah God) will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away.”

    The Bible makes it clear that God did not originally intend for humans to die.
    He created the first human pair Adam and Eve, placed them in an earthly paradise called Eden, and instructed them to have children and extend their Paradise home earth wide.

    After sin and death entered into the world, God revealed that it was his purpose that the dead be restored to life by means of a resurrection.

    The resurrection hope is made possible by means of the sacrifice of Jesus Christ.
    Jehovah God use Jesus to raise the dead.

    Luke 7:11-17. . .Closely following this he traveled to a city called Na′in, and his disciples and a great crowd were traveling with him. 12 As he got near the gate of the city, why, look! there was a dead man being carried out, the only-begotten son of his mother. Besides, she was a widow. A considerable crowd from the city was also with her. And when the Lord caught sight of her, he was moved with pity for her, and he said to her: “Stop weeping.” With that he approached and touched the bier, and the bearers stood still, and he said: “Young man, I say to you, Get up!” And the dead man sat up and started to speak, and he gave him to his mother. Now fear seized them all, and they began to glorify God, saying: “A great prophet has been raised up among us,” and, “God has turned his attention to his people.” And this news concerning him spread out into all Ju•de′a and all the surrounding country.
    Once again we are sad at heart to hear of the death of Doris.
    The Hailey’s


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