Audrey Arlene Faber, 88, Luverne, died Wednesday, July 20, 2016, at the Edgebrook Care Center in Edgerton.
A funeral service was Tuesday, July 26, at the Christian Reformed Church in Luverne. Burial followed at Maplewood Cemetery in Luverne.
Audrey Hop was born Feb. 11, 1928, to Gerrit and Gertrude (Vander Tuig) Hop in Hawarden, Iowa. At age 10, Audrey moved with her family to Artesia, California, and attended Belfower Christian High School, graduating in 1944.
On July 26, 1945, Audrey married Francis Faber. The couple lived in Artesia. In 1951 they moved to a farm northeast of Inwood, Iowa. Five years later they moved to a farm in Iowa near the Minnesota border south of Luverne. The family later moved to the Hills area. As their children became older, Audrey pursued a career as an LPN by attending school in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. She then worked at the community hospital in Rock Rapids, Iowa. In 1967 the family moved to a farm west of Luverne. Audrey then worked at the Donohoe Clinic on Main Street in Luverne for a short time before becoming employed at the Luverne Community Hospital. Later in her working years, Audrey worked a part-time schedule. She and Francis then began spending winters in Mesa, Arizona. In 2012 Audrey and Francis moved to the Crown Point Senior Living Facility in Sioux Center, Iowa. Audrey lived for a short time in the Lyon Manor in Rock Rapids, Iowa, before moving to the Edgebrook Care Center in Edgerton.
Audrey was a member of the Christian Reformed Church in Luverne. She was a charter member of Maranatha Christian Reformed Church in Mesa. She enjoyed cooking and baking. She also enjoyed making trips to the farm fields to bring the men their meals. She enjoyed her family and made each of her grandchildren an afghan as a graduation gift.
Audrey is survived by her husband, Francis; two children, William “Butch” (Catherine) Faber, Pacific Grove, California, and Judi (Ed) Boersma, Minneapolis; a daughter-in-law, Darla Faber, Luverne; a son-in-law, Dennis Vander Plaats, Sioux Center, Iowa; 18 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter; and other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents; three children, Crystal Faber, Robert Faber and Gloria Ackerman Vander Plaats; a son-in-law, Barney “Bud” Ackerman Jr.; two great-grandchildren, Breiton Ackerman and Kyle Faber; a great-great-granddaughter, Paige Punt; and three siblings, Harry Hop, Bud Hop and Sadie Vos.
Memorials may be directed to Hope Haven or the Luke’s Society.
Arrangements were by Hartquist Funeral Home in Luverne, www.hartquistfuneral.com.