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Reuben Hoppe

November 12, 1922 — January 12, 2018

Reuben R. Hoppe of Howards Grove, passed away Friday, January 12, 2018 at Sharon S. Richardson Community Hospice in Sheboygan Falls after a brief illness. He was 95 years old.
Reuben was born November 12, 1922 in the Town of Meeme to Henry and Jennie (nee Schreiber) Hoppe. He was baptized and confirmed at St. John's Evangelical Church in the Town of Herman. He graduated from Kiel High School in 1940. Later, he worked for his uncle Roland Schreiber in his cheese factory, and farmed his own land until 1947. In 1947, he married Arline Sprenger at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, where he became a active and dedicated member, and remained one for the next 70 years. There, he served as Church President, was the financial secretary, and sang God's praises in the church choir for over 50 years.
Reuben was employed at Millersville Box Co. from 1947-1959, then for Walter Schneider Construction. He rejoined the Millersville Box Co. in 1967 as a foreman in the Lumber Department, retiring in 1988. He served on the company's Board of Directors, and was the President from 2007-2012, when the company was sold.
Reuben belonged to the Millersville Fire Department where he served as secretary. He was currently an honorary member of Howards Grove Fire Department. He served the community on the District #1 School Board and became an advisory member to the Howards Grove Schools. When Howards Grove became a village, he became the first village clerk and served as secretary of Sheboygan County League of Municipalities.
Reuben enjoyed bowling, hunting, fishing, playing skat, sheepshead and progressive rummy, and working in his garden, raising vegetables which he shared with many friends. His memory lives on with the many friends and family members who he gifted with his special woodworking projects.
Reuben is survived by his wife of 70 years, Arline and their children: David (Amy) Hoppe of Sheboygan and Sandra (Edward) Strauss of Sheboygan Falls. He is further survived by his grandchildren: Dean (Kris) Strauss, Sara (Rick) Knoflicek and Darin (Tanya) Strauss; great-grandchildren: Bryce, Evan and Brianna; step-great-grandchildren: Carly, Amanda, Ava, Sam, Cody and Chase, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, January 15, 2018 at St. Paul's Ev. Lutheran Church, 441 Millersville Ave. in Howards Grove. The family will receive visitors from 4-7 p.m. on Sunday, January 14, 2018 at Zimmer Westview Funeral and Cremation Care Center, W2132 Garton Road (Hwy 42 & JJ) in Howards Grove, and again at St. Paul's Ev. Lutheran Church on Monday from 10-11 a.m.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Manitowoc Lutheran High School or Sharon S. Richardson Community Hospice.

Visitation
Sunday, January 14, 2018
10:00 AM 1/14/2018 10:00:00 AM - 11:00 AM 1/14/2018 11:00:00 AM
St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church

441 Millersville Avenue
Howards Grove, WI 53083

St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church
441 Millersville Avenue Howards Grove 53083 WI
United States
Funeral Service
Sunday, January 14, 2018
11:00 AM 1/14/2018 11:00:00 AM - 11:45 AM 1/14/2018 11:45:00 AM
St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church

441 Millersville Avenue
Howards Grove, WI 53083

St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church
441 Millersville Avenue Howards Grove 53083 WI
United States
Visitation
Sunday, January 14, 2018
4:00 PM 1/14/2018 4:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 1/14/2018 7:00:00 PM
Zimmer Westview

W2132 Garton Road
Sheboygan, WI 53083

Zimmer Westview
W2132 Garton Road Sheboygan 53083 WI
United States
Location

St. Paul's Ev. Lutheran Church Cemetery Final Resting Place

Corner of Playbird & St Hwy 32
Sheboygan Falls, WI 53083

Corner of Playbird & St Hwy 32 Sheboygan Falls 53083 WI
United States
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