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Elsie Pope, 92

Elsie Pope of Mendota Heights, formerly of Kimball, died Monday, June 10, 2013, at United Hospital in St. Paul. She was 92.w-Pope-Elsie

Visitation will begin at 10 a.m., with Mass of Christian Burial to be held at 11 a.m. Monday, June 17, at St. Anne’s Catholic Church in Kimball with Fr. Tom Olson officiating. Burial will follow at St. Anne’s Catholic Cemetery.

Elsie Elizabeth Pope was born Nov. 2, 1920, at Pearl Lake to Joseph and Margaret (Bichler) Scheeler. She married Daniel R. Pope Oct. 26, 1946, at Holy Cross Catholic Church, Pearl Lake and he preceded her in death Oct. 22, 2000. She was a homemaker and personal health-care provider. She lived in the Kimball area her lifetime until she began living with her daughter Elsa 12 years ago. She was a member of St. Anne’s Catholic Church, and Waite Park American Legion Post 428 Auxiliary. She enjoyed nature, gardening, crocheting,puzzles, and her family, especially her grandchildren.

Elsie was preceded in death by her husband; infant grandson Todd Adam Pope; sisters Alvina Knott and Regina Krippner, and brother Jerome Scheeler.

She is survived by her four children (Dana (and Jim) Thul of Princeton, Elsa Pope of Mendota Heights, Ross (and Deborah) Pope of Maple Grove, Dan (and Jody) Pope of Kimball; four grandchildren Mande Thul, Elisia Pope, Jon Pope, Matthew Pope; sisters and brothers Marie Pope of St. Cloud, Margaret Grams of St. Cloud, Al Scheeler of Kimball, Laura (and Wheeler) Pope of St. Cloud, Sally (and Harry) Smoley of St. Cloud, Clarence (and Gertie) Scheeler of Kimball, and Ray (and Esther) Scheeler of St. Cloud.

The pallbearers will be Mande Thul, Jon and Matt Pope, Dale Krippner, Alice Scheeler, and Laurie Stock. Honorary pallbearers will be Elisia and Gale Pope. The music for the service will be provided by St. Anne’s Choir and Frosty Schiefelbein, organist. The arrangements were entrusted to Dingmann Funeral Care of Kimball, online at