RACINE – Dale L. Hoppe, 73, passed away at WFH – All Saints on Sunday, July 17, 2016.
A lifelong resident of Racine, he was born on November 10, 1942. He served his nation with the US Army during the Vietnam War. On October 14, 1990 he married Mary Lou Johnson in Las Vegas.
Dale worked in construction most of his life. He began as a concrete mason with Cape Construction and Speed Nees Construction. He retired as a welder with Christ Iron Works in Kenosha. Dale enjoyed deer hunting with his dear friend, Daryl; summer trips to Cisco Lake in the U.P., shooting pool in various city and county leagues; watching the Packers and Brewers and being in the company of his wife.
In addition to his wife, Mary Lou, he is survived by his daughter, Heather (Rob) Ferg of Branson, MO; his grandchildren, Eric and Eddie Hillman of Mauston, WI and Elizabeth Ferg of Branson, MO; his brother, Sonny “Henry” Hoppe of Lakeland, FL; extended family, Nikki, Woody, Bobby and Nick Woods; as well nieces, nephews and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Harold and Lydia Flanders and sisters, Jeanne Anderson and Mary Ellen Linker.
Family and friends are invited to meet in the Draeger-Langendorf Funeral Home on Monday, July 25, 2016 for a visitation from 11-12:30 p.m. A service celebrating his life will follow with military honors at 12:30 p.m. His interment will take place at the Southern Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery.
Dale’s family extends a heartfelt thank you to the entire staff at the WFH – All Saints ICU for the exceptional attention he received while under their care.