Richard Lee Hopwood, 80, passed away Tuesday, September 23, 2014 at his home. Dick was born October 10, 1933 in Viola Township, Illinois to Bernard and Phyllis (Lutz) Hopwood. He married Lois J. Jordal on November 28, 1953 in Lee, Illinois. He served our country with the United States Marines during the Korean War. Dick worked for over 30 years as an electrician. He was a member of Calvary Lutheran Church in Lee, IL. He is preceded in death by his parents and son-in-law, Robbie Buck.
Dick is survived by his wife, Lois, his son, Michael Hopwood of Rochelle, daughter, Shirley Buck of Rochelle, two brothers: John (Linda) Hopwood of Lee, IL, and Colin (Phyllis) Hopwood of Lee, IL; two sisters: Donna Dodd of Rochelle and Linda Schmitz of LaSalle, IL; five grandchildren: Mark and Megan Hopwood, Kristen (Michael) Worley, Kathryn and Matthew Buck and great grandchild, Kiara Sanchez.
The funeral service will be at 10:30 A.M., Monday, September 29, 2014 at Calvary Lutheran Church in Lee, IL with Pastor Craig Nelson and Chaplain Judy Williams officiating. The visitation will be from 2:00 to 4:00 P.M., Sunday, September 28 at the Unger-Horner Funeral Home, 400 N. 6th St, Rochelle. Burial will follow the funeral service at Union Cemetery in Steward, IL with military services provided by the Eastern-Lee Ogle Honor Guard. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Serenity Hospice and Home or Calvary Lutheran Church.
Source: Mortuary Obit
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