Natalie Schoppe

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Natalie Janet Mushinski Schoppe was the youngest child of Martin and Antoinette Mushinski. She was born on August 6, 1925 in Bremond, Texas and passed away Friday, May 23, 2014 in The Woodlands, Texas.

Natalie grew up on her family's farm during the Depression and loved to talk about her days "picking cotton." She moved to Houston when she was 16 to live with her older sisters, Mary and Vickie. On April 7, 1945, she married the young man she met at a dance hall on 20th and Studewood in the Heights. She and Rufus Schoppe were married 50 years and had four sons whom she adored. She was a member of Living Word Lutheran Church in The Woodlands and also American Legion Post 586 and VFW Post 581.

She retired from Frito Lay in 1985 after 25 years of service. She had a great love for animals. She also enjoyed working in her yard and could make anything grow. She and Rufus spent many nights at the Polish Home on Cooper Street dancing, playing dominos, and socializing with their many friends and in Louisiana playing slots at the casinos.

Her husband, Rufus Schoppe, brothers John, Joe, Louis, Ted, Freddie and sisters Mary Boyer, Vickie Henry, and Stella Rekieta precede Natalie in death. She is survived by her sons and their spouses, Allen and Vickie Schoppe of Fulshear, Texas; Kenneth and Paula Schoppe of Conroe, Texas; Rick and Debra Schoppe of Conroe, Texas; and James and Stephanie Schoppe of The Woodlands, Texas. Natalie also leaves behind six grandchildren of whom she was very proud: Julie Hundertmark of Spring, Texas; Kevin Schoppe and wife, Sharon, of Conroe, Texas; James Schoppe and wife, Christa, of Tomball, Texas; Natalie Adkison and husband, Blake, of Aurora, Colorado; Jennifer Schoppe of Boston, Massachusetts; and Christine Schoppe of Boston, Massachusetts. She was also blessed with 10 great grandchildren.

She will be buried in the Houston National Cemetery with her husband. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to , or . The funeral service will be Wednesday, May 28th at 2PM at Forest Park The Woodlands Funeral Home. Visitation will be held 1 hour prior to the service.


Published on from May 26 to June 8, 2014
Arrangements under the direction of:
Forest Park The Woodlands Funeral Home
18000 Interstate 45 S | The Woodlands, TX 77384 | (936) 321-5115
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