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Christine D. Poppe

September 29, 1949 — May 3, 2024

Christine Dale Poppe, 74, of Grant, Nebraska, passed away on May 3, 2024, at Ogallala Community Hospital surrounded by family.

Christine was born on September 29, 1949, in Red Oak, Iowa, the daughter of Robert D. and Betty J. (Alexander) Enarson. She attended schools in Topeka, Kansas, and Red Oak, Iowa, where she met and married her first husband Dale Myers unto which her two children Tina and Anthony were born.

Christine's professional life was varied; she worked in healthcare facilities as a cook and provided caregiving to those with special needs. She achieved her long time dream of becoming a massage therapist after moving to the hill country of Texas. Her culinary skills led her to predominantly work in cooking throughout her career. At one point, she served as a private chef and massage therapist for the businessman and cattle breeder, L.D. Brinkman, a role she greatly enjoyed.

In the late 1990s, Christine moved to Imperial, Nebraska, where she met Merle Poppe. They were married in 2003 at the Wesleyan Church in Imperial and settled in Grant. Christine was known for her kindred spirit and sassy streak. Her profound love for animals saw her caring for an array of pets, from ferrets and skunks to raccoons and a boa constrictor, alongside more conventional dogs and cats. She was also an avid gardener, cultivating nearly 100 different varieties of plants and flowers at her home.

Christine was preceded in death by her parents, Robert Enarson and Betty Jones; step-father, Daryl Jones; parents-in-law, Orville and Marilyn Poppe; brother, Stephen Enarson; and great-grandson, Brenton Wright.

Survivors include her husband, Merle of Grant; children, Tina (Ray) Wright of Imperial, Anthony (Kristin) Myers of Austin, TX; step-children, Shaun (Desiree) Poppe of Ogallala, Dena Siedenburg of Omaha; grandchildren, Bethany (Chad) Cochran, Douglas (Sabre) Wright, Emily Myers, Faith (Dakota) Surratt, Hope Myers, Caleb Myers; step-grandchildren, Brock & Bronson Poppe, Kyle Siedenburg, Wesley Siedenburg, Joslyn Siedenburg; great-grandchildren, Makenzie Cochran, Colby Cochran, Emerson Wright, and Nolan Wright, and Cohen Surratt; brother, Michael Enarson of Florida; niece Lauri Hettig and long time friend, Theodora Maines, along with many other relatives and friends.

A memorial has been established in memory of Christine for later designation. Condolences may be shared at bullocklongfuneralhome.com. Services will be streamed live from ziongrant.org.

Services will be on Saturday, May 18, 2024, at 2 pm at the Zion Lutheran Church in Grant with Pastor Michael Heckmann officiating. No inurnment is planned.

Bullock-Long Funeral Home of Grant is in charge of arrangements.

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Christine D. Poppe, please visit our flower store.

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Memorial for Christine D. Poppe

Saturday, May 18, 2024

Starts at 2:00 pm (Mountain time)

Zion Lutheran Church of Grant

705 Central Ave, Grant, NE 69140

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