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Doug Hoppe Sr.

December 12, 2017 GMT

Sioux Center, Iowa

Doug Hoppe Sr., 65, of Sioux Center, passed away Friday, Dec. 8, 2017, at his home surrounded by his family.

Service will be 10:30 a.m. today at New Life Reformed Church in Sioux Center, with the Rev. Dan Kruse officiating. Burial will be in Memory Gardens Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Memorial Funeral Home in Sioux Center.

Douglas Lee Hoppe Sr. was born on Nov. 2, 1952, in Carrington, N.D., the son of John and Yvonne (Gross) Hoppe. He grew up in the Carrington area.

On June 23, 1972, he was united in marriage to Florinda Gerdes. Doug started working in the construction business for his dad when he was 16. Later, Doug purchased the business from his dad and brought the business to Sioux Center. There he owned and operated Hoppe Construction for 30-plus years.

Doug was a member of New Life Reformed Church. He was an avid fisherman and made many trips to Canada and anywhere the fish were said to be biting. He also participated on the pro circuit for a short time. He loved hunting, working on custom show cars and going on trips with his wife and family.

Doug is survived by his wife of 45 years, Florinda Hoppe of Sioux Center; daughter, Crystal (Todd) Nibbelink, and their children, Zackery and Raina, all of Hull, Iowa; son, Douglas Jr. (Heidi) Hoppe, and their children, Austin and Preston, all of Hull; three sisters, Vicky (Ty) Edelman of Glendive, Mont., Pam (Mike) Dellinger of Yakima, Wash., and Karen Rudolph of Lincoln, N.D.; and several other extended family members.

He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Yvonne Hoppe; infant sister, Sandra Hoppe; and two brothers, Kevin Hoppe and John Hoppe Jr.

In lieu of flowers, the family wishes memorials to be directed to the American Cancer Society.