Peggy Jean Poppe

Peggy Jean Poppe age 65 of Crofton, Nebraska passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday morning, April 27, 2022 after a two and a half year battle with cancer.

Funeral services will be on Saturday, May 14, 2022 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in Crofton with the Rev. Jim Keiter officiating.  Burial of her cremated remains will be at the St. Rose of Lima Cemetery in Crofton.  There will be a visitation on Saturday, at church, one hour prior to services.  Arrangements are under the direction of the Wintz Funeral Home in Crofton.

Peggy Jean Stuckenschmidt was born on July 31, 1956 in Pender, NE to Donna Roth Stuckenschmidt and Warren Stuckenschmidt.  She was baptized at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in Pender, NE and later confirmed at Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Butte, NE.  Peggy and her three sisters were raised by their mother in Thurston, NE until the age of 10 when they moved to Butte, NE.  She graduated from Butte High School in 1974 and attended Northeast Technical Community College in Norfolk, NE.  Peggy married Arlen Poppe on September 8, 1978 and together they raised their 3 children on a farm west of Crofton, NE.  In 1988 she began working in the admissions department at the South Dakota Human Services Center in Yankton, SD and remained there for 33 years until retiring in June of 2021.  She was known for her dedication to her job and her strong work ethic.  She believed in earning her own way in life.  She loved cooking and camping but her greatest love was boating on her beautiful pontoon which she referred to as her “baby”.

Survivors include her husband Arlen of 43 years; two daughters, Lindsay (Barry) Peterson of Vermillion, SD; Megan (Jeff) Dreesen of Meckling, SD; grandchildren Tessa, Ally and Ajay Peterson and Claire and Leo Dreesen; mother Donna Johnson of Norfolk, NE; siblings Sherrie Dawson of Spencer, NE; Janet (Randy) Stuckenschmidt-Fields of Gretna, NE; twin sister Patty (Carl) Williamson of Butte, NE; Natalie Petersen of Omaha, NE; Casey Johnson of Denver, CO.

Peggy is preceded in death by her son Chad (2007); stepfather Harold Johnson (2003); nephew Scottie Dawson (2004); nephew Bobby Drotzmann (2002); great-niece Jacy Kaup (2006); great-nephew Grant Johnson (2014); brother-in-law Bill Dawson (2016); father-in-law Raymond Poppe (2021); and her beloved grandparents CT and Emily Roth.


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11 response to "Peggy Jean Poppe"

  1. By: Clarence & LaNeda Kuehler Posted: April 28, 2022

    As the days pass may you all find comfort and support in the people who surround you.
    May you find strength by sharing the wonderful memories you made as a family.
    With prayers,
    Clarence & LaNeda Kuehler

  2. By: Charlie and Nancy Larsen Posted: April 28, 2022

    Dear Arlen and family, we were so saddened when we heard about Peggy.Your family has been through so much saddened may God give u strength to get through the days ahead.I remember when you guys would come to Mary and Jim’s it was always a lot of fun.RIP Peggy until we are all united again.Our sympathies to u all. Love Charlie And Nancy😢🤗😇

  3. By: Norm Andersen Posted: April 28, 2022

    Prayers to the family in the loss of their loved one. Peggy was a very special person who loved and cared for her family and friends. I knew Peggy as a coworker and friend at HSC. She was a dedicated worker and went above and beyond to help others. She will be dearly missed. May the family find comfort in recalling the precious memories she left with you. She will always be with you in your heart. She was very proud of her children and grandchildren. God Be With You. Norma

  4. By: Jeff Schuckman Posted: April 28, 2022

    So Sorry to hear about the loss of Peggy. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family in this difficult time. Take comfort in the memories and may God grant you peace and strength in your time of sorrow.

  5. By: Rev.Michael Schmitz Posted: April 29, 2022

    I wish my deepest sympathy on the loss of Peggy. She was a great lady and I will remember her and family in my prayers.

  6. By: Ron and Debbie Schieffer Posted: May 1, 2022

    Arlen, Lindsay, Megan
    So sorry to hear of Peggy’s passing. May you find strength in the sharing of memories. keep those memories close to your heart. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time of sorrow. May God’s peace be with you all.

  7. By: Lindsay J. Hovden Posted: May 1, 2022

    I remember Peggy from a time when I did hearings out at HSC. She was such a kind person who clearly cared a great deal about her job and those around her. Always helpful and always a kind smile. My deep sympathy to her family and friends who no doubt already miss her dearly.

  8. By: Diane Audiss Bartels Posted: May 4, 2022

    Dear Arlen, Megan, Lindsay and family, It was with great sadness that I heard of Peggy’s passing and I offer you my deepest sympathy. She was my best friend in junior high and high school and there are many happy memories she leaves behind. I’ll always miss her as I know she’ll be greatly missed by each of you. God bless you with His gifts of comfort and peace. Lifting you in prayer. With sympathy, Diane and Kyle

  9. By: Connie LaCroix Posted: May 7, 2022

    I was so saddened to hear of Peggy’s passing. I met Peggy at work and she always had that beautiful smile and a twinkle in her eyes! We exchanged stories of our families. Peggy was so proud of her beautiful family. We laughed a lot together! I will miss running into her at various functions in Crofton. My thoughts and prayers will be with you Arlen and family. 🙏🏻✝️🙏🏻

  10. By: Laverta Mauch Posted: May 9, 2022

    You have my deepest sympathy in the loss of Peggy. May her soul rest in peace.

  11. By: Trish Nohr Posted: May 17, 2022

    Dear Arlen and family, I’m sorry to hear of your loss, may God be with you and yours, may He grant you comfort.
    Sincerely, Trish Nohr ( aka Pat Pearson )

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