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Life Story / Obituary
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.