Leona M. (Pleger) Hoppe, 96, died Sunday, April 28, 2013, of natural causes at the Valley View Nursing Home in Glasgow, Mont.
Graveside services will be held Friday, May 3, at 11 a.m. at the Highland Cemetery in Glasgow.
She was born on Oct. 30, 1916, in Harrison, Idaho, the daughter of Walter and Bertha (Holstein) Pleger. She was raised and attended schools in the Coeur d’Alene area. During World War II, she worked as a welder, a regular “Rosie the Riveter,” on tanker ships on Swan Island in Portland, Ore.
She married Fritz Hoppe at St. Maries, Idaho, on June 21, 1947. Seven years...