Clarence Hopkins

October 20, 1919 - October 19, 2015
Holland, MI

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Visitations


Friday, October 30, 2015
2:00 PM to 4:00 PM EDT
Dykstra Funeral Homes
Mulder Chapel
188 West 32nd Street
Holland, MI 49423
(616) 392-2348
Driving Directions

Friday, October 30, 2015
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM EDT
Dykstra Funeral Homes
Mulder Chapel
188 West 32nd Street
Holland, MI 49423
(616) 392-2348
Driving Directions

Services


Saturday, October 31, 2015
11:00 AM EDT
Hope Church
77 West 11th Street
Holland, MI 49423
(616) 392-7947
Web Site

Contributions


At the family's request memorial contributions are to be made to those listed below. Please forward payment directly to the memorial of your choice.

American Diabetes Association
P. O. Box 11454
Alexandria, VA 22312
1 (800) 342-2383
Web Site

Talons Out Honor Flight
PO Box 280
Portage, MI 49024
(269) 273-4545
Web Site

Hope Church
77 West 11th Street
Holland, MI 49423
(616) 392-7947
Web Site

Hope College
141 East 12th Street
Holland, MI 49423
(616) 395-7000
Web Site

Life Story / Obituary


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Clarence “Hoppy” Raymond Hopkins, born October 20, 1919, passed away October 19, 2015.

Clarence was preceded in death by his parents, Clifford and Florence, five brothers, and two sisters.

Clarence is survived by his wife of over 73 years, Eleanor; sons, Kurt (Sharon) of Jenison, Mark (Linda) of Wyoming; seven grandsons; 2 great-grandsons; 4 great-great-granddaughters; and his brother-in-law, Robert Becksfort of Niles.

Clarence graduated from Holland High School in 1936, Hope College in 1948, and Graduate School of Banking at the University of Wisconsin in 1961. He was a lifetime member of the American Management Society, where he received their top honor, the Diamond Merit Award. He served as Commander of the American Legion Post 6 and was a member for over 50 years. He was actively involved in Boy Scout Troop II for 25 years. Hoppy was a lifelong member of Hope Church, serving both as Deacon and Elder. He retired from Michigan National Bank after 30 ½ years, serving as Assistant Vice President. In September 2015, he participated in a Talons Out Honor Flight for WWII veterans to Washington D.C. with his oldest son. Hoppy was an avid hunter, fisherman, and golfer.

Visitation will take place Friday, October 30 from 2-4 pm and 6-8 pm at Dykstra Funeral Home – Mulder Chapel; 188 West 32nd Street. A memorial service will take place Saturday, October 31 at 11:00 am at Hope Church; 77 West 11th Street.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Talons Out Honor Flight, Hope Church, Hope College, or the American Diabetes Association.