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Marion (Bob) Hopkins Obituary


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“Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you and sorry we can not be with you. Our memories are all good ones and lots of fun playing our card games....Read More »
1 of 9 | Posted by: Ray & Carolyn Hopkins - Peru, IN

“Prayers for all he left behind. Joy for those he just joined. Love and Blessings! Ron ”
2 of 9 | Posted by: Ron Flora - Sebring, FL - Nephew

“Please know you have our Deepest Sympathy.We have fond memories of great times together. God Bless ”
3 of 9 | Posted by: Dave and Jane Hiatt - Sebring, FL

“I had the honor and privilege of playing in Mr. Hopkins' band and orchestra at Lane Junior High School in the early 70's. Mr. Hopkins was simply the...Read More »
4 of 9 | Posted by: Kevin Klee - Fort Wayne, IN

“Your dadazjh3 is finally resting peacefully in his Fathers arms. His earthly fight is over & he now has his heavenly rewards!! Our prayers are with...Read More »
5 of 9 | Posted by: Barb (Klepinger) Stephens - FL

“Bob Hopkins and I began our teaching careers in Avilla, Inidna. Along with Arlo Schilling, and Dave Hiatt, our families maintained a close...Read More »
6 of 9 | Posted by: Joe Scher - Fishers, IN - friend

“Mr. Hopkins was my band teacher at Lane MS. He was one of my favorite teachers. I always looked forward to go to his class. Over the years I have...Read More »
7 of 9 | Posted by: Kim Poling - Fort Wayne, IN

“Uncle Bob along with my Dad and other uncles kept us laughing, remembering the Hopkins get togethers, very happy memories. We will miss you uncle...Read More »
8 of 9 | Posted by: Robert Flora - Plano, TX - nephew

“My favorite memory of Uncle Bob was gathering around the table at my parents home in Florida and playing cards. So many corny jokes and laughter...Read More »
9 of 9 | Posted by: Linda Kozey - Dallas, GA - Niece


Marion "Bob" Hopkins, 86, passed away Wednesday, January 16, 2013 at Kingston at Dupont. Born in Peru, Bob was a WWII Army Veteran. Bob earned his BS in Education from Manchester College and his Master's in Education from Indiana University. He was a Band and Orchestra Teacher for 35 years retiring from Lane Middle School in 1986. He was a member Indiana Teachers Association, Beacon Heights Church of the Brethren, and recently had been attending Blackhawk Ministries. Bob enjoyed radio controlled airplanes, helicopters, fishing, and woodworking. Surviving are his sons, Terry (Rhea) Hopkins of Spencerville, Ted (Brian David) Hopkins of New York City, NY, daughter, Tammy (Doug) Crane of Fort Wayne, grandchildren, Tracie (Ron), Sara, Amy, Alyssa, and Austin, great grandchildren, Zachary, Jayden, and Avery, brother, Ray (Carolyn) Hopkins of Peru, sisters, Lucille (Marvin) Shepler of Logansport, Joyce (Jim) Cardwell of Peru, and Sandy (Jim) Surface of Walton. Marion was preceded in death by parents, Marion and Mildred Hopkins Sr., wife, Phyllis Hopkins, and sister, Betty Flora. Service is 2:00 pm, Saturday, January 19, 2013 at D.O. McComb and Son's Maplewood Park Funeral Home, 4017 Maplecrest Road with calling one hour prior, Rev. Kelly Byrd, officiating. Calling at the Funeral Home, Friday, January 18, 2013 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm. Burial in Greenlawn Memorial Park, Fort Wayne, Indiana. Memorials may be made to the Latin American Mission Board (LAMB) go to www.lambonline.org/. To sign the online guest book, go to www.mccombandsons.com.