Lloyd Hoppes, 89

Lloyd James Hoppes, 89, of rural Wabash, died at 4:15 a.m., Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019 at Wellbrooke of Wabash. 

He was born March 13, 1930 in Wabash County to Elmer and Edith (Bickel) Hoppes.

Lloyd was a 1948 graduate of Chippewa High School. He married Helen Roser at the Roann Church of the Brethren on Aug. 5, 1949. She preceded him in death on May 24, 2019.

He was a dairyman for several years, drove truck for the Indiana Farm Bureau for 20 years and retired from Pierceton Trucking Company in Laketon after 8 years. Lloyd was also a substitute bus driver for the Metropolitan School District of Wabash County. He was a lifelong member of the Walk By Faith Community Church in Roann.

He is survived by four children, Deborah (Roger) Cook, Craig (Tonya) Hoppes, Todd (Rachel) Hoppes, and Cathy (Greg) Montel, all of Wabash; 11 grandchildren, Stacy (Troy) Baer of Urbana, Kelly (Kevin) Ross of Lagro, Amy (Adam) Copeland of Wabash, Cari (Chris) Carmichael and Cameron (Melissa) Cook, both of Fort Wayne, Caley (Jason) Eads of Corydon, Iowa, Courtney Cook of Eagle Rock, Calif., Alesha (Austin) Shepherd of Rochester, Trent (Christin) Hoppes, Matthew Montel, and Joshua Montel, all of Wabash; and 17 great-grandchildren. 

He was also preceded in death by his parents; brother, Marion Hoppes; and an infant sister, Shirley.

Funeral services were Monday, Nov. 25 at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, with Pastor Jody Tyner officiating. 
Burial was in Roann Community Cemetery. 

Preferred memorial is F.I.S.H. Food Pantry.

The memorial guest book for Lloyd may be signed at

Posted on 2019 Nov 25