THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Carl B. Hoppe
Issue Date: May 27, 2020
Carl Bernard Hoppe, 68, of Marinette, passed away Tuesday, May 26 at his home, after a battle with cancer.
Born Sept. 14, 1951 in Marinette, to the late Ben and Marie (Beyer) Hoppe, he attended Marinette Schools and married Diana P. Schultz on May 10, 1975 at Our Lady of Lourdes Church in Marinette with a reception at the Blue Ribbon Casino.
They were married for 45 years and enjoyed many local restaurants and recreation places of the time. He worked at George Menor's Service Station and SafeGuard for short periods of time before following his father's career path, working for Erickson Plastering.
A true family man, he enjoyed and valued time with family, visiting often at his kids houses or one of his sisters, often showing up out of the blue because they never had a daily agenda. He would say, "I plaster in houses all day, let's go for a ride." He grew up visiting extended family and spent a lot of time hunting, fishing or working on projects together.
He attended every grandchild's events in and out of school and loved watching them succeed at everything they were involved in, spending many hours on the sidelines cheering for them. He played with them, taught them things and teased them, often causing lots of laughter.
He is survived by his wife, Diana (Schultz) Hoppe of Marinette; two daughters, Karrie (Ryan) Sadowski and Korrine (Steve) Floriano, both of Marinette; five grandchildren; four sisters, Carol (John) McClellend and Joan (Gene) Delfosse, both of Menominee, Joyce (Dan) Haile of Peshtigo and Kathy (Rick) Peterson of Marinette and many other family members, friends and neighbors.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by aunts and uncles.
In the interest of safety during the COVID-19 pandemic, a private burial was observed at Forest Home Cemetery in Marinette. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. Hansen Onion Martell Funeral Home of Marinette is assisting the family.