James A. Hoppe, 45
Delavan – James Arthur Hoppe, age 45, of Delavan, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, July 4, 2018. A Celebration of Life was held on Wednesday, July 11, 2018 at Patton Funeral Home, Blue Earth. Interment was at Amsterdam Cemetery of Kanawha, Iowa. Online condolences may be left at www.pattonfh.com.
James was born on March 1, 1973 in Blue Earth, to Phyllis Hoppe and Larry Fenske. James graduated from Blue Earth High school and was a proud member of the class of 1991. He enjoyed driving semitrucks and worked for Triple J of Fairmont, Dallman Trucking of Wells and E Farms of Buffalo Center, Iowa. James had an extreme love for his five children and the children he adopted in his heart and mind.
James had many hobbies in his life. He loved riding motorcycles, but especially his Harley. He rode in the Freedom Run in Minnesota Lake every year and the Freedom Rally of A.B.A.T.E. of Iowa. James enjoyed cooking, grilling and smoking meats for his friends and family. He loved the outdoors and enjoyed camping with family. If it had a motor, James broke it, including snowmobiles, four- wheelers, side by sides, and other vehicles.
James loved his friends and family. James had an infectious and unique laugh. Whenever he laughed, others joined in. He spent hours around a bonfire, reminiscing and telling stories. He was always the life of the party, if you met him, you weren’t going to forget him.
James is survived his mother, Phyllis; five children, Alaina (Adam Krisak) Hoppe, of Duluth, Paige Hoppe, Kira Hoppe, Joshua Hoppe, and his youngest, Jenna Hoppe, all of Delavan; adopted children, Brittany (Kyren Hansen) Albrecht, Summer Albrecht, both of Easton, and Lizzie Beckmann; grandma, Dorothy Hoppe, of Winnebago; father, Larry Fenske; stepbrother, Shane Fenske; stepsisters, Torre (Chad) Eckmann and Linda (Randy) Larson; and many other loving relatives and friends.
James is preceded in death by his grandpa, Arthur LeRoy Hoppe; uncles, Larry Hoppe and Dean Ludwig.