Ralph S. Hopf, 77, Ireland

Ralph S. Hopf, 77, of Ireland, passed away at 1:41 p.m. on Wednesday, June 10, 2020, in the Northwood Retirement Community in Jasper.

Ralph was born in on July 21, 1942, to Herbert and Ardella (Stenftenagel) Hopf.  He married Carol Rae Gunselman on July 3, 1965, in St. Joseph Church in Jasper.

Ralph was a member of the Ireland High School Class of 1960 and the Army National Guard.

He was a lifetime farmer.

He was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church in Ireland, and he was on the Ireland Water Board and the Ireland Fire Department.

He enjoyed gardening, playing cards and spending time with his grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Surviving are his wife of 54 years, Carol Rae Hopf, Ireland; two daughters, Sherri (Curt) Mendel, Jasper, and Janet (Keith) Schuetter, Westfield; six grandchildren, Dustin (Brandi) Schmitt, Abby (Doug) Mitchell, Bristinne Mendel, Randy Schuetter, Kelly (Elliot) Barker and Nicholas Mendel; four great grandchildren, Zoey, Riley, Layne and Drew; three sisters, Betty (Rich) Edwards, Ireland, Sylvia (Gilbert) Fleck, Ferdinand, and Marilyn (Jerry) Burris, Jasper; two brothers, William J. (Darlene) Hopf and Gary (Kathy) Hopf, both of Jasper.

Preceding him in death is one sister, Rose Ann Wilson,

Private funeral services for Ralph S. Hopf will be held at Becher-Kluesner North Chapel in Jasper, with a Mass of Christian Burial held at St. Mary Catholic Church in Ireland and burial in the church cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the St. Mary Catholic Church Cemetery Fund, the Ireland Fire Department or to a favorite charity. 

Online condolences may be made at www.becherkluesner.com.


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