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Yvonne Peper

Yvonne Peper

Age 94, of Cottage Grove, MN, passed away on Monday, May, 13, 2019, after a lengthy illness. Survived by daughter Helen (Ned) Hunter; daughter-in-law Joan Peper; sister-in-law Susan Haugen; brother-in-law Harold (Hal) Peper; grandchildren: Glen (Shari) Peper; Ann (Troy) Streeter; Heidi Hunter; Michael (Jenny) Hunter; great-grandchildren: Adam and Eric Conner, Courtney Peper, Avery and Ethan Streeter, Alexa Steele, and Kelsey Hunter; Brenda Malinowski, Bob Ercolani, Tom Gagliardi and other friends, relatives, and former students. Preceded in death by her parents, Orrin and Doris (Lally) Haugen; her husband Wilfred "Bill" Peper and son William "Bill" Peper; siblings Gregory and Cecil Haugen, Susan Peterman, and other relatives. Yvonne was a retired teacher of the South St. Paul school system, having taught elementary grades for 36 years in South St. Paul and Cannon Falls after beginning in a one-room school house in Cherry Grove, MN. Thank you to Father Ron Kreul for his visits; to her wonderful friends and neighbors who helped her and watched over her for so many years; and to the staff and administrators at Woodbury Senior Living and St. Croix Hospice for their many kindnesses. Mass of Christian Burial will be at the Church of St. Rita, 8694 80th St. S, Cottage Grove at 11 a.m. on Friday, May 24, with visitation from 9:30-10:45 a.m. Private interment at St. Paul's Cemetery in Zumbrota. Memorials to Minnesota Humane Society, American Heart Association or to a charity of your choice.