Ginger Marie Myers, age 57, Amana died Thursday Dec. 29, 2016. Celebration of Life Services will be at 10 a.m., Monday, January 2, 2017 at Kloster Funeral Home, Marengo with Elder Michael Shoup officiating. Burial will be in the Amana Cemetery, Amana. Friends may call 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday, January 1, 2017, at Kloster Funeral Home in Marengo. Memorials may be contributed to Safe Haven of Iowa County.
Ginger is survived by her brother Robert Hoppe and wife Emilie of West Amana; mother in law, LouAnn M. Myers, Tiffin, brother in law, Mark Myers and wife Deb, North Liberty; Nephews, Charlie Myers, North Liberty; John Hoppe, High Amana. Nieces: Anna Hoppe Schumacher (Tyler) Iowa City; Katie Hoppe Meyer (Jeff) Rowan, Iowa and grandniece Macy Marie Meyer; her dogs, Elvis and Hank, and her illusive pet cat, Jinxie. She was preceded in death by her husband Chris Myers (2012), her father John Hoppe (1991), and by her mother, Virginia Hoppe on August 8, 2016.
Ginger was born Dec. 21, 1959, the daughter of Virginia Krauss Hoppe and John Hoppe of Amana. She graduated from Amana High School in 1978. She attended Kirkwood College studying business management. Ginger was united in marriage to Chris Myers on Feb. 10, 1984, in her family home in Amana. She was a lifelong member of the Amana Church.
Joining the family business, Krauss Furniture and Clock Shop in South Amana, Ginger worked nearly all aspects of the business but particularly excelled at sales. She was proud of the Krauss family legacy of craftsmanship and customer service, encouraging her husband to master furniture making. In 2008 she joined the staff at Casey’s in Amana where she put her professional training and sales ability to good use, enjoying the customer interaction and the opportunity to see friends and neighbors. Also in 2008, she and Chris started Oscar’s Wood Products which they operated together until his death.
Ginger enjoyed cooking, and she and Chris loved to welcome friends and family to their home. Ginger loved being an aunt and cherished time spent with her nieces and nephews. Walking her dogs, travel, cruise vacations and time spent with her Mom, her family and her many close friends were most important to her.