Maurice R. Hopf, 77, Jasper

Maurice R. Hopf, 77, of Jasper

Maurice R. Hopf

Maurice R. Hopf, 77, of Jasper, passed away at 12:15 p.m. Wednesday, November 29, 2017, at the University of Louisville Hospital in Louisville.

He was born in Jasper, Indiana on October 19, 1940, to Paul and Rosina (Burger) Hopf.

He married Sharon Jacob on October 24, 1964 at Holy Family Catholic Church in Jasper.

Maurice was in the National Guard, the Ireland Knights of Columbus Council #5581, the Jasper Moose Lodge #1175, director of the Jasper Outdoor Recreation and he was a member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church.

He worked at Buschkoetters Nursery for 18 years and was a driver for Uebelhor and Sons as well as a retired farmer.

He enjoyed gardening, looking after his cattle, playing cards with the grandkids, dancing, watching the Mollie B Polka Show,  I.U. basketball, and following his kids and grandkids in sports.

Surviving are his wife Sharon Hopf of Jasper; one daughter, Melissa Hopf of Louisville; one son, Adam (Lisa) Hopf of Jasper; five grandchildren, Isaiah Merriwether, Donovan McDade, Reagan Hopf, Gavin Hopf, Cayden Hopf; sister, Mildred (Edgar) Oeding of Jasper; sister-in-law, Edna Wigand of Jasper; two brothers; Donald (Almeda) Hopf and Paul (Camilla) Hopf, both of Jasper; several nieces and nephews.

Preceding him in death is one sister, Judy Lorey.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 9:30 a.m. on Monday, December 4, 2017, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Jasper with entombment to follow at Fairview Cemetery.

A  visitation will be held from 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, December 3, 2017, at the Becher-Kluesner Downtown Chapel in Jasper. The Ireland Knights of Columbus Council #5581 will conduct a Memorial service at the funeral home at 4 p.m. The Jasper Moose Lodge #1175 will conduct a memorial service at 5:30 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Ireland Knights of Columbus Council  #5581, Riley Children’s Hospital, or St. Joseph’s Catholic Church.

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