Eugene "Gene" Hoepfner

Remembering the life of Gene Hoepfner Gene Hoepfner passed away on Wednesday, September 26th, 2018. Gene was born on September 3, 1943 at Hazen, ND to Valentine and Ella (Weidrick) Hoepfner. He lived and helped on his family farm, with his two brothers and two sisters, and graduated high school in Hazen, ND. He then spent roughly a year working on oil wells within Montana. He moved to Fargo in 1962, then received an associate degree at Interstate business college. Gene remained in Fargo and married Jolene (Gapp) Hoepfner of Langdon, ND in 1965. They had four children: Holly Jean, Tharon Eugene, Teneil Jeannie, and Preston Gene. In 1973, he established Hoepfner Construction and ran his business as owner operator until he retired in 2008. Gene kept busy during his retirement with a job at Luther Family Ford working around cars, which he enjoyed. Some of his hobbies were gardening, with a special interest in growing many different tomato varieties, attending car shows with his 40th anniversary Corvette, collecting carpentry tools. Gene also had an interest in food from his German heritage. Gene is survived by his wife Jolene and three children: Tharon Eugene Hoepfner of Saint Louis, MO, Teneil Jeannie Hoepfner of Fargo, ND, Preston Gene Hoepfner of Fargo, ND, and two granddaughters, Eden and Raven Broberg. His is also survived by his siblings Tom Hoepfner of Fargo, ND, Mary Ann Galster of Las Vegas, NV, and Jim Hoepfner of Bismarck, ND, and many nieces and nephews. Gene is preceded in death by a daughter, Holly Jean, his parents, Valentine and Ella Hoepfner, and sister JoAnn Schwengler.

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  1. Dear Jolene,
    Merle and I were so sorry to hear of the loss of your husband, Gene. Prayers for you and your family as you face these difficult days.
    Love, Kaye

  2. My heart is heavy for you at this time of such great loss. My thoughts and prayers go out to you. May our Lord comfort and carry you through this difficult period.

  3. Oh my dear Jolene. My heart is heavy that you have to endure this loss. We have been friends for many many years, you know my heart is breaking for you. I pray you and your children are able to hang on to each other at this time with the comfort of all the good memories to hold you up. Many prayers coming your way.

  4. Jolene
    I am so very sorry to hear about Gene’s passing. He was a wonderful neighbor and all around great man! He will be missed by everyone in Mistwood.

  5. Our deepest condolences to you and your family during this time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  6. We are so sorry for your loss. I always appreciated the Christmas memories at your place up in North Fargo. Gene was a great uncle and will be truly missed. May you feel surrounded in love and hugs thru this difficult time. Matt and I are out of town but we will have you in our hearts. Love you all so very much.

  7. Sorry for you loss Jolene. Gene and I go back to the 70’s We worked together at Simonson Lumber and he did work for me for many years Gene was a great person. I hope he did not suffer.

  8. Jolene, I am SOOOO SORRY to hear about your husband passing away! I just found out today! My prayers are with you and your family! I will see you when you return to work next week! Until then take care of yourself! Dianna Riveland (Dolores Skogen’s daughter)

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