Donald L. Hopf, 83, Jasper

Donald L. Hopf, 83, of Jasper, passed away at 6:10 a.m. on Thursday, February 13, 2020, at home after a brief illness.

Donald was born in Dubois County on January 30, 1937, to Paul J. and Rosina (Burger) Hopf.  He married Almeda Tretter on April 30, 1960, in St. Joseph Catholic Church in Jasper.

He served in the United States Army National Guard.

He worked at Jasper Novelty and Jasper Corporation for 36 years, before retiring in 1999.

He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Jasper, Indiana, V.F.W. Post #673, Jasper Outdoor Recreation and the Knights of Columbus.

He enjoyed fishing, gardening and watching sports.  He especially loved giving his fruits and vegetables to his friends and family.  He was a hard working father, who always kept busy, whether at work or at home.

Donald is survived by his wife of 59 years, Almeda Hopf, Jasper; one son, Mark (Terri) Hopf, Newburgh; one daughter, Doris (Wayne) Rassel, Hamilton, Ohio; one grandson, Garrett; one sister, Mildred (Edgar) Oeding, Jasper; and one brother Paul A. (Camilla) Hopf, Jasper.

Preceding him in death are one sister, Judy Lorey; and one brother, Maurice Hopf.

A Mass of Christian Burial for Donald L. Hopf will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, February 18, 2020, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Jasper, with entombment to follow in the Fairview Cemetery Mausoleum in Jasper. The V.W.F. Post #673 will conduct military grave site rights.

A visitation will be held from 9 a.m. until the 11 a.m. service time at the church on Tuesday, February 18, 2020.

A special thanks to Lori, Nikki, Alice, Brittany, and everyone from Heart to Heart Hospice for their kind and compassionate care.  The family also wants to thank Fr. Ron Kreilein and Fr. Andrew Thomas for their care as well.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Joseph Catholic Church or to a favorite charity.

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