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Hopper, Dennis

d. January 22, 2010

Dennis “Dennie” Hopper age 70, of Springfield formerly of Williamsville, passed away on Tuesday, January 19, 2010 at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield.

Survived byWife : Frances

Son : Douglas (Paula) Hopper of Eagle River, Alaska Daughter : Denise (Greg) Michael of Riverton One brother : William E. (Judy) Hopper Four Grandchildren : Jake (Glenna) Carlberg Madeline Poshard Nath aniel Micheal

Katherine Stoppelwerth

Several Nieces & Nephews

Mr. Hopper was born May 24, 1939 in Petersburg, IL the son of John and Eileen McKinney Hopper.

He married Frances Polk on June 18, 1960 in Petersburg.

He is preceded in death by an infant son, John and his parents.

Dennie graduated from Petersburg Harris High School in 1957.

He was a member of Riverton Lavely Lodge #786, a member of the Sweetwater Christian Church, Central Illinois Numismatic Association in Springfield, and a lifetime member of the Williamsville Fire Department.

Dennie worked as a bricklayer with Esslinger Masonry. He then worked at Williamsville Co-op, The Villa East in Sherman and finally at Williamsville School District as a bus driver and custodian. Visitation will be held on Thursday from 4:00 PM until 7:00 PM at Mott & Henning Funeral Home in Athens, IL with Masonic Services starting at 6:45 PM and with funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM on Friday.

Rev. Roger James officiating Burial will be at Walnut Hill Cemetery near Williamsville Memorials to the Williamsville Fire Department.


  1. He will always be remembered as you share the stories and the memories of how he lived his life and how very much he meant, may you find comfort…And, throughout this difficult time, may you also know the deep sympathy and concern that is felt for you and all your family. I have fought the fine fight, I have run the course to the finish, I have observed the faith.-2Timothy 4:7. As for me, I will lie down that I may sleep; I shall certainly awake, for Jehovah himself keeps supporting me. -Psalms 3:5

  2. Dear Fran, Denise, Jake, and family,

    I am truly sorry for your loss. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. Please take care of one another.


  3. Fran and family,

    So sorry to hear about Dennie. You will be kept in our prayers

  4. Dear and Fran and Family, Sorry to hear about Denny. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Kathy

  5. Denise and Family, We’re so sorry for your loss. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time. Brad and Pam Garcia

  6. DeDe, Doug and family- I am so sorry for your loss. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you and I am sorry that I cannot be there with you. Please give my best to your mom. If there is anything that you need, please let me know.

    Cindy Bearden

  7. Fran, I am so sorry to hear about Denny. He will be greatly missed. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers. Brent, Tiffany and Brock Bordenkircher

  8. Words cannot express how sorry I was to hear of the sudden passing of your beloved husband, father, grandfather, & friend. As a co-worker of Denise’s, I know how much he was loved and how badly he will be missed. Although it is hard to find comfort at this time, knowing he is with Him, in a place with no pain or suffering will hopefully soon ease your pain. Rely on the strengths & love of each other to help you get through this difficult time. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. Denise, please let me know if there is anything I can do to help you.

    Cheryl Prasun

  9. I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Denny. He was a kind neighbor and a good man. I truly remember feeling comforted knowing Denny was the person driving our first child to and from school each day. Even though we moved from Williamsville 10 years ago Denny kept in touch and was a good friend. He will be missed. Fran and all his family are in our thoughts and prayers. Phyllis and Chris Graue and Family.

  10. So sorry to hear of your loss. You and your family are in our prayers.We have many fond memories of Denny.

  11. Fran

    I was so shocked and saddened to hear of your loss with Dennie’s passing. He was such a gentle, loving, caring man, for his family, his friends, and his dogs. I know he will be greatly missed. I met him through a game room, and his love for God and his family was always shown in his words. He was loved, by the people that played in rooms with him. Please know you and your family are and have been in my thoughts and prayers constantly. I know that he is not hurting now and is at piece in HEAVEN. Iknow in my heart there is a great void for you. I would not take for knowing him the way I did, and I consider that one of God’s blessings for me. I would not take for the fun we had playing cards and games. You all are in my heart.

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