Edwin Herbert Hoppe
Edwin Herbert Hoppe died May 28, 1996 at his home in Grand Island, Nebraska at the age of 94 years, 11 months and 11 days. He was born June 17, 1901 at the family home near Gretna in Phillips County, Kansas to F.C. and Agnes (Gibson) Hoppe.
As a young man he worked in western Kansas and southwestern Nebraska for farmers and ranchers in the area. He married Lois McLaughlin of Moorefield, Nebraska on January 16, 1928 at St. Francis, Kansas. They first lived and worked around Imperial, Nebraska before moving to the Moorefield/Farnam, Nebraska vicinity in 1930, where they made their home and living for the next 65 years. In 1995, they moved to Riverside Lodge retirement apartments in Grand Island, Nebraska. They enjoyed over 68 years of married life together.
Farming, playing cards and watching baseball were among his pasttimes in life and he enjoyed many years of fishing at his cabin on Jeffrey Lake north of Moorefield. He also liked friends and family.
He is survived by his wife, Lois, of Grand Island; two daughters, Mary Ellen Stewart and her husband, Rex, of Bella Vista, Arkansas and Carol Warner and her husband, Ed, of Littleton, Colorado; a son, Glen and his wife, Marlene, of Doniphan, Nebraska, nine grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a son, Gene, six brothers, five sisters and two grandsons, John and Wesley Hoppe.
Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, May 31, 1996 at the United Methodist Church in Farnam, Nebraska where Ed was a longtime member. Burial was in the Farnam Cemetery.
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