Margarete H. SchoppOctober 30, 1937 – June 5, 2004 |

Margarete H. SchoppOctober 30, 1937 – June 5, 2004

Margarete H. Schopp, 66, died June 5, 2004, at Valley View Hospital in Glenwood Springs.A church service will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, June 10, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Rifle. Father Robert Hehn of St. Mary’s will officiate.Margarete was born Oct. 30, 1937, in Aschaffenburg, Germany, the daughter of Karl and Katharina (Sauer) Seubert. She spent her childhood in Germany. She married Ernst Schopp on July 29, 1958, and emigrated from Germany in 1968 with her husband, settling in Long Island, where the family owned and operated a delicatessen from 1971-78. On vacations with their family, they discovered the Glenwood-Rifle area and decided it was where they wanted to be. They moved to the Rifle area in 1978 and bought the Rifle Supper Club, which they owned and operated as the Fireside Inn from 1978 to 1995.Margarete was a fun-loving person, and a loving mother, grandmother, wife and a friend to many. She was the hardest-working person many people knew. She will be greatly missed by her family and friends.Margarete was a member of St. Mary’s church and served on the board of the Rifle Chamber of Commerce for four years. She was recently elected a eucharistic minister in the Catholic church and had participated in one Mass.Survivors include her spouse of Silt; sons Peter Schopp and wife, Julie, of Delta and Gerd Schopp and his wife, Jeri, of Washington state; daughters Elke Milton and husband, Gary, of Delta; brothers Egon Seubert and wife, Karen, of Panama City, Fla., and Hans Seubert and wife Maria of Bessenbach, Germany; sister Gisela Rahmes and husband, Wilfred, of Laufach, Germany; seven grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.The Rifle Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.Memorial contributions may be made to the Roaring Fork Hospice.

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