James âJimâ Hopf: 1955-2021
Jim Hopf, 66 died Friday, Feb. 26, 2021 at the Alcester Care and Rehabilitation Center surrounded by his family after a long hard-fought battle with Parkinson’s Disease. A funeral service was scheduled for 10 a.m. Thursday, March 4 at Harmony Presbyterian Church, Hurley, S.D., with burial in the Hurley Cemetery. Service will be livestreamed at www.facebook.com/HofmeisterJonesFuneralHome/. Visitation was scheduled from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday evening at the Hofmeister Jones Funeral Home in Parker, S.D. Due to COVID-19, the public was being asked to wear a mask and practice social distancing during both opportunities to celebrate Jim’s life.
James John Hopf was born on Feb. 8, 1955 at Viborg, S.D. to Harvey and Sophia (DeBoer) Hopf. He grew up on a farm in the Turkey Ridge area where he attended country school at Grandview District #39. After graduating from Viborg High School in 1973 he stayed on the farm where he farmed and milked cows until for health reasons he had to retire. He was a member at Harmony Presbyterian. For the past 10 years, he has been a resident of the Alcester Care and Rehabilitation Center, and enjoyed going to daily activities and group outings. The family would like to thank everyone involved for their love and care Jim received while he made his home in Alcester. He enjoyed hunting and fishing, spending time with his family, and volunteering at and attending the Menno Pioneer Power Show. His pride and joy was a ’59 El Camino, but his true love was his three daughters and his two grandchildren, Tavyn and Kyra.
Grateful for having shared his life are his three daughters: Jennifer Hopf, Melissa Beek and Heidi Faber, all of Sioux Falls, S.D.; two grandchildren, Tavyn and Kyra Beek; his two brothers, Larry (Jill) Hopf, Marion, S.D. and Don (Dianne) Hopf, Yankton; an aunt, Belva Johnson, Madison, S.D.; and many cousins, nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents.