Hafemeister Funeral Home And Cremation Service
James E. Hoppe
March 17, 1946 - September 5, 2017 (Age 71)
Watertown, WI
Service: September 11, 2017
James E. Hoppe
James E. Hoppe, age 71, of Watertown, passed away on Tuesday, September 5, 2017 at his home.
A Memorial Service will be held on Monday, September 11, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. at Hafemeister Funeral Home with Rev. Dean Kurtz of Calvary Baptist Church in Watertown officiating. Burial will take place at Oak Hill Cemetery in Watertown. Family and friends may gather at the funeral home from 4:00 p.m. until the time of the service. Memorials, if desired, may be directed to the family. Hafemeister Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Watertown is serving the family. Online condolences may be made at www.hafemeisterfh.com.
James Edward Hoppe was born on March 17, 1946 in Watertown, the son of Edward and Eloise (nee Draeger) Hoppe. He was a 1964 graduate of Watertown High School and then went on to attend University of Wisconsin Milwaukee. Jim played nine years of Minor League Baseball, playing seven years in Minnesota, one year in Cleveland and one year in Kansas City. He also played baseball in Lebanon as well as for the Oconomowoc 5’O’s and Watertown Cardinals. Most of all, Jim loved spending time with his grandchildren. Jim was a talented artist and photographer, one of his favorites being Holy Hill. He also enjoyed watching the Wisconsin Badgers and Green Bay Packers.
He is survived by his children, Debbie Sell, Shannon (Jason) Snow and Jayme (Dale) Hrobsky; grandchildren, Jacob Sell, Joseph Sell, Abbey Snow, Ben Snow, Ethan Bratz, Sawyer Hrobsky and Willow Hrobsky as well as sister, Sue Schadd of Bonita Springs, FL, and nieces Marie (Cory) Webster and Beth Schadd. He was preceded in death by his parents and brother-in-law, Bob Schadd.
We would like to thank Home Hospice care workers from Marquardt; Angie Olson, Shari Remington and Chad Gardner for their times caring for our father. He really enjoyed your time and all your efforts helping him during the hardest part of his life.
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