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Paul C. HoppmanNovember 22, 2017
Paul C. Hoppman, 86 of Dubuque, Iowa passed away on November 22, 2017 at his home.
Funeral mass will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, November 28th, 2017 at the Church of The Nativity with Msgr. James Miller officiating. Burial will follow in Mount Calvary Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Monday, November 27th, 2017 at Leonard Funeral Home & Crematory, 2595 Rockdale Road where a prayer service will be at 7:30 p.m.
Paul was born on August 15, 1931 in Dubuque, Iowa the son of Phillip and Genevieve (Wiegman) Hoppmann. He married Jeannette M. McCraney, on September 23, 1953. She preceded him in death on November 13, 1990. He married Calista Steger on November 19, 1993 which blessed both families. She preceded him in death on May 17, 2017.
Paul started his baking career at Roshek’s Department Store. He started Paul’s Pastry Shoppe in 1960 and sold it in 1990. It was a real family operation—all 6 children worked from young ages and all his many employees over the years were like family.
Paul lived what he believed, generously giving his time to many organizations that served those less fortunate. He was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Society for forty years, serving as president and spearheading the building of the Radford Road store, as well as being a lifelong member of Nativity Parish, serving on the parish council. He was also active with the Knights of Columbus Council 510, the Eagles Club, the Elks Club, the Moose Lodge, and was president of the Full Gospel Business Men’s.
He is survived by his six children, Lisa (Dick) Mullen, Urbandale, Iowa, Leslie Weddell, Eden Prairie, MN, Linda (Roger) Anderson, Milan, IL, Luana (Steve) Stoltenberg, of Davenport, Iowa, Larry (Cindy) Hoppman, of Dubuque, and Lynette (Mark Simmons) Heims, of Dubuque. Thirteen grandchildren, Rachel, Elise, and Jeremy Mullen, Nathan and Yenae Anderson, Zac Stoltenberg, Stacie, Simon, and Shannon Hoppman, Emilee, Caleb, Elleyna, and Annika Heims. Five great grandchildren; three step children, Sue (Herb) Hanson, John (Barb) Steger, and Mary Beth (Tim) Wood. Three step grandchildren, Jay Brestrup, Nickole O’Connor, and Brandon Wood along with six step great grandchildren. His sister Mary Ann Tuegel, of Rockford, IL and one brother John (Sheri Tomkins) Hoppman, of Fairplay, WI and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his first wife Jeannette, and second wife Calista. A daughter in infancy; his brothers Charlie, James, Tom, Lloyd and two brothers in infancy.
Memorials may be given to St. Vincent de Paul Society.