Date of Death:  January 18, 2023

Service Details

In accordance with family wishes, cremation will be conducted with services to be planned at a later date.

Obituary Notice

Connie Lyanne (Peters) Stoppenbach, deeply loved wife and mother, passed away Wednesday, January 18, 2023 at Fairview Nursing & Rehabilitation Community in Centreville at the age of 75.

Connie was born December 21, 1947 in Kalamazoo, Michigan to Charles and Phyllis (Reed) Peters. She was raised in Constantine, Michigan and graduated from Constantine High School in 1966, later attending Glen Oaks Community College.

On August 12, 1966, Connie married Richard Stoppenbach, also of Constantine. Connie and Richard were homebodies who loved to share coffee dates, drives, movies, and family. Mackinac Island was a particular favorite with the couple enjoying many visits to the island.

Connie cared deeply about young people and was able to fulfill this passion as Family Worker “Miss Connie” at CAA Headstart for 25 years. Her altruistic nature to help children led her first to volunteering in the schools, and later, to a seat on the Three Rivers Board of Education where she served for 20 years. Connie was also involved in the Girl Scouts, serving as a troop leader and as Service Unit Chairman.

Remaining to cherish her memory are her devoted husband Richard; daughter Tamara; son Cory (Shannon); grandchildren Blaine, Hailey, Emma, Erin, and Edy; great-granddaughter Alexandria; and family friend Trevon.

Connie was preceded in death by her parents and her brother Phyllip.

Additional Information

Donations in Connie’s memory may be directed to the Alzheimer’s Association. Envelopes are available at Hohner Funeral Home.

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  1. I am sorry to hear of my friend Connie passing. we worked at Head Start for years together, she always had that little laugh. I pray that the family be comforted in knowing that she is not suffering any more. You have our prayers!

  2. Connie and I were pals in high school and had many fun slumber party. Connie had such an infectious laugh and was fun to be around. She will be missed by all those that knew. My deepest condolences to Richard and her children.

  3. To Richard and Family My condolences go out to you , I will truly miss my wonderful friend of 25 years, we had a lot of good times through out the years. I met you when I started at Huss school first as a bus aide and becoming a Head start teacher you were a great mentor to myself and others who knew you. I will never forget the love your family show to us and the people in the community . You Connie will for ever be missed my beautiful friend.

  4. I first met Connie at Barrows school. Connie was such an advocate for all children. Later on I observed her on the Three Rivers school Board. Connie held most of the executive offices. I believe she may have been the longest person to serve our district. Again her mission was to advocate for all children. Connie will long be remembered for her contributions to our community. She was a wonderful person and I am sure she is helping kids in Heaven. So sorry for your loss.

  5. Richard and Family,
    I’m so sorry to hear of Connie’s passing. She will be missed by family and friends. You are all in my thoughts during these hectic and sad times.

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