Obituary from Sue Holland records  19 Feb 2002   Obit April 2000

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Melvin L. Hoppe

 

  LOVES PARK -- Melvin "Mel"  L. Hoppe, 74. of Loves Park died Saturday. April 22, 2000, in OSF

St. Anthonv Medical Center in Rockford.

  He was born July 23, 1925, in Schapville to Henry and Elizabeth (Brandt) Hoppe. On April 2. 1949. he and Vivian G. Hollman were married in Rockford.

  During World Wai II and the Korean War, he served in the Army.

  He was a scale mechanic at Kelly-Springfield Tire Co. In Freeport for 20 years prior to his retirement in 1987.

  His memberships included Grace Lutheran Church and Clifford E. Johnson Veterans of Foreign Wars

Post 9759.

  Surviving are his wife: one daughter, Karen (Mark) Newton ot Rockford: one son, Alan (Rhonda) Hoppe of Machesney Park; five grandchildren, Amy. Aaron and Nathan Newton, and Kristin and Kyle Hoppe: one sister. Ledora (Marvin) Williams of Schapville; three brothers. Irvin (Dorothy) Hoppe of Clearwater, Fla., Clyde (Barb) l-loppe of Scales Mound and Carlyle (Bonnie) Hloppe of New Mexico; and several nieces and nephews.

  Preceding him in death were his parents and three brotheis. Harvey, Glen and Laurence Hoppe.

  The funeral will he at 10 a.m. Thursday at Sunset Funeral Home in Rockford with the Rev. Robert

Driver-Bishop officiating.  Burial will be at Sunset Memorial Gardens.

  Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

  A memorial fund has been established for Grace Lutheran Church.

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Obituary from Sue Holland records  19 Feb 2002                            Obit April 2000

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Melvin L. ‘Mel’ Hoppe, 74

Beloved husband, father and grandfather

 

  LOVES PARK - Melvin L. "Mel” Hoppe, 74, of Loves Park died at 2:18 pm. Saturday, April 22, 2000, in OSF SaintAnthony Medical Center, Born Ju­1y23, 1925, in Schapville, 111., son of Hen­ry and Elizabeth Brandt Hoppe. Lived in Rockford since 1946. Veteran of World War 11 and the Korean conflict, serving in the U.S. Army. Married Vi­vian G. Hoffman in Rockford on April 2,1949. Employed as a scale mechanic by Kelly-Springfield Co., Freeport, for 20 years, retiring 1987. Member of Grace Lutheran Church and Clifford E. Johnson VFW Post 9759. Survivors in­clude wife, Vivian; daughter, Karen (Mark) Newton of Rockford; son, Alan (Rhonda) Hoppe of Machesney Park; five grandchildren, Amy, Aaron and Nathan Newton and Kristin and Kyle Hoppe; sister, Ledora (Marvin) Williams of Schapville; three brothers, Irvin (Dorothy) Hoppe of Clearwater, Fla., Clyde (Barb) Hoppe of Scales Mound and Carlyle (Bonnie) Hoppe of New Mexico; and several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by parents and brothers Harvey, Glen and Laurence.

  Services at 10a.m. Thursday, April 27, in Sunset Funeral Home, 8800 N. Alpine Road, with the Rev. Robert Dri­ver-Bishop officiating. Burial in Sunset Memorial Gardens. Visitation6to8 p.m. Wednesday, April 26, in the funeral home. Memorials to Grace Lutheran Church or the family. 4-25-2

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Obituary from Sue Holland records  19 Feb 2002                            Obit April 2000

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  Melvin “Mel” L. Hoppe, 74 of Loves Park, died 2:18 p.m. Saturday, April 22, 2000 in O.S.F. St. Anthony Medical Center. Born July 23. 1925 in Schapville, Illinois son of Henry and Elizabeth Brandt Hoppe. Lived in Rockford since 1946. Veteran of WW II and the Korean conflict serving in the U.S. Army. Married Vivian U. Hoffman in Rockford. April 2, 1949.

  Employed as a scale mechanic by Kelly-Springfield Co., Freeport for 20 years, retiring 1987. Member of the Grace Lutheran Church, Clifford E. Johnson V.F.W. Post 9759.

  Survivors include: wife. Vivian; daughter, Karen (Mark) Newton of Rockford; son, Mail (Rhonda) Hoppe of Machesney Park; five grandchildren. Amy. Aaron and Nathan Newton, Kristin and Kyle Hoppe; sister, Ledora (Marvin) Williams of Schopville, Ill.; three brothers, Irvin (Dorothy) Hoppe of Clearwater, Fla., Clyde (Barb) Uoppe of Scales Mound, Ill,, Carlyle ~Bonnie) Hoppe

of New Mexico, several nieces and nephews.

  Predeceased by his parents and brothers Harvey, Glen and Laurence.

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