Beatrice Hollopeter, age 84, formerly of Ladora, died Thursday, May 16, 2013 at Brooklyn Community Estate, Brooklyn, Iowa. Funeral Service: 11:00 A.M. Tuesday, May 21, 2013, Kloster Funeral Home, Marengo with Rev. John Dodds officiating. Inurnment will be at a later date in Ohio Cemetery, Ladora. Visitation: 4 to 7 P.M. Monday, May 20, 2013, Kloster Funeral Home, Marengo. A memorial fund has been established.
Beatrice is survived by her children, Susan Johnson (Jim) of Ladora, Patsy Imhoff (Jerry) of Marengo and Larry Hollopeter of Ladora; four grandchildren, Eric Johnson of Tiffin, Brandy Enochson (Troy) of Marengo, Matt Imhoff of Marengo and Cindy Johnson of Changzhou, China; two great-grandchildren Beau Enochson of Ames, and Brice Enochson of Marengo.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Dean in 2012 and a brother Charles “Chuck” Van Blaricom.
Beatrice Van Blaricom was born October 7, 1928 in rural Marengo, Iowa, the daughter of Jessie and Mabel Haman Van Blaricom. She graduated from Ladora High School with the Class of 1947. She married Forrest Dean “Bud” Hollopeter on September 12, 1952 at the Zion Reformed Church in Millersburg. The couple farmed in the Ladora area for many years. Beatrice was a loving wife, mother and homemaker. She also was employed over the years at Wilson Meat Packing in the office, the University of Iowa Hospital, and also Colonial Manor Nursing Home in Amana. Beatrice was a member of the Ohio Methodist Church in Ladora.