ROGER L. HOPWOOD

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        Roger L. Hopwood, age 73 of Morristown, died on Wednesday, March 25, 2009 at Abbott-Northwestern Hospital, Minneapolis, after a nine- month battle with cancer.   Funeral services will be held at Our Saviorís Lutheran Church, Faribault on Saturday, March 28, 2009 at 12 noon with the Reverend Craig Breimhorst, officiating.  Interment will be in Meadow Ridge Memorial Park, Faribault.

         Visitation will be at the Boldt Funeral Home, Faribault on Friday, March 27 from 4 to 8 p.m. and also at church for one hour prior to the service on Saturday.

         Roger Luverne, the son of John and Annabel (Flom) Hopwood was born April 21, 1935 in Kenyon.  He graduated from Riis High School in Los Angeles in June of 1953.  Roger married Barbara Plummer on January 2, 1954 at Western Wedding Chapel, Los Angeles. He was honorably discharged from the Army (National Guard) October 31, 1961.  Roger and Barbara lived in Inglewood, CA from 1954-1960.  Roger built several homes on the East side of Faribault with his dad and his brother; then worked for Bob Healy Construction building Seven Eleven Stores in Iowa and later started his own construction business, Voegele & Hopwood with his brother, Vern and friend, George Voegele.  He was involved with Tri Lakes Assoc. and MN Waterfowl and enjoyed fishing, gardening and being at the lake.

         He is survived by his beloved wife of 55 years, Barbara; four children, Kathy (and Joe) Brau of Faribault, John (and Kathryn) Hopwood of Wichita, Kansas, Kerrie (and Tim Mulcahy) of Faribault, and Kristi (and Murray) Hanson of Faribault; eleven grandchildren, Meredith (and Brian) Nelson, Elizabeth (and Travis) Delaney, Megan (and Aaron) Clark, David Brau, Sarissa and Luke Hopwood, Kallie, Jacob and Samuele Mulcahy, Jackson and Kamryn Hanson; two great grandchildren, Mason Delaney and Tyler Clark; his brother, Vern Hopwood of Faribault, two sisters, Judy Hildebrandt and Jean Tostrude, both of Faribault; a special sister-in-law, Kathryn Henry of Bloomington; his beloved dog, Brownie; many cousins, nieces, nephews and other relatives.

         Roger was preceded in death by his parents; a sister in infancy; his father-in-law, James T. Plummer II, a brother-in-law, James T. Plummer III, and a sister-in-law, LaVerne Autele.

 


Guest Book Memories Will Be Recorded Below

Name:
David Deem
Email:
daviddeem@bwig.net
Date:
Friday March 27, 2009

Memories

The Deem Family would like to send our thoughts and prayers for the loss of your Dad, who I will always remember as one of the boys. I have very fond memories of spending most of my high school years at the Hopwood house, John and I would take on Roger and Vern in a game of basketball which about 5-10 minutes into the game turned into a football/wrestling match. The cars always being worked on in the garage, a few Gran Belt Premiums, a ton of cheese sandwiches and plan potato chips which I still eat to this day. I learned alot from your family about how important family is, you all were always in good spirits and time will heal the pain you are feeling, our family has lost loved ones and what helps us get thru day to day is looking for signs, believe me they are out there and they will let you know there OK. I would like to say again how sorry I was to hear about your Dad. The Hopwood Family is always in my thoughts. Your Friend David Deem and Family.

Name:
Jerry and Ruth Weinkauf
Email:
jerru61@aol.com
Date:
Friday March 27, 2009

Memories

We were so sorry to learn of Rogers death. We will be thinking of you during this difficult time. It was always fun to have Roger at our OR parties and to visit with him during our time in Faribault.

Name:
Rebecca O'Hearn
Email:
rebo_92585@charter.net
Date:
Friday March 27, 2009

Memories

Tim - I want to extend my condolences to you and your family. It's hard losing someone so close to you. I know how important family is for you and your family. Will keep you in my thoughts and prayers Rebecca O'Hearn