Michael D. Hopp

Date of Death: Nov 06, 2012
Michael D. Hopp
[highlight_text] (1939 – 2012) [/highlight_text] Michael D. Hopp, 72, of Waupun, died Tuesday, November 6, 2012 at his home with his loving family by his side.


[leftcolumn]Michael was born November 24, 1939 in Fond du Lac County, the son of James and Martha Kok Hopp. Michael worked at Mercury Marine in Fond du Lac in various management positions for 28 years, retiring in 1993. He was enlisted in the U.S. Navy for four years. On June 19, 1964 he married Doris Wessels at Alto Reformed Church. Michael was a baptized charter member of Trinity Reformed Church where he served as deacon, elder, Sunday school teacher, and youth leader. He served on Sharecare, loved group visiting and doing shut-ins weekly. Michael was a member of American Legion. He was an avid Chicago Bears fan and named his companion dog “Bear.” Michael enjoyed hunting in his younger years, and always loved a good, clean joke. He loved his family, children, grandchildren, was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, and friend to all who knew him.

Michael is survived by his wife, Doris A. Hopp; a daughter, Dawn M. (Mark) Van Buren of Waupun; a son, Dean M. (Laura) Hopp of West Allis; grandchildren, Heather and Holly Van Buren of Waupun, Mitchel and Olivia Hopp of West Allis; sisters, Nancy Sherlock of Waupun and Lori (James) Houck of TX; brothers, Daniel (Maria) Hopp of Waupun and Joel (Sheila) Hopp of Fond du Lac; sisters-in-law, Ruth Ehlts of Waupun and Laurene Schumann of Evansville; nieces, nephews, many friends, relatives, and neighbors.

Michael was preceded in death by his father in 1988; his mother in 2012; father-in-law, Allen Wessels in 1975; mother-in-law, Dorothy Wessels in 1979; and 6 brothers-in-law, Henry Vossekuil, Harold Adams, M.D., Ray Sherlock, Ed Schumann, Marvin Ehlts, and Alton Wessels.

[rightcolumn] [highlight_text] Visitation: [/highlight_text] Friends and relatives may call on the family on Friday at Werner-Harmsen Funeral Home in Waupun from 4-7 p.m. and on Saturday at church from 10 a.m. until the time of service.[rightcolumn]

[rightcolumn] [highlight_text] Services: [/highlight_text] Funeral services for Michael D. Hopp will be held Saturday, November 10, 2012 at 11 a.m. at Trinity Reformed Church in Waupun with Rev. John White officiating.

American Legion Post 210 of Waupun will provide the military honors.[rightcolumn]

[rightcolumn] [highlight_text] Burial: [/highlight_text] Burial will follow at Alto Cemetery.

[rightcolumn] [highlight_text] Memorial Contributions:[/highlight_text] A memorial has been established in Mike’s name with the American Heart Association.


  1. Gary and Barb Meier Says: November 8, 2012 at 12:22 am

    Rest in peace Mike. We will miss you.

    Gary, Barb, and Christopher Meier

  2. Hopp family,

    Sorry to hear about Mike. Seems like yesterday I was sitting in the back yard and him joking with me. Wish I could come up north to see everyone but am unable to travel. Mike you will be missed, thank you for the memories. Our thoughts and prayers are with your entire family.


    Jim, Bonnie, Riley, Erin Barr

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