Obituary Record

Dayle Marvin Hopkins
Died on 2/23/1989

Buried in Tekamah Cemetery

Date and place of publication of this article were not recorded

Veteran-army, World War II

Dayle M. Hopkins, 67, of Fremont and formerly of Tekamah died suddenly early Thursday morning, February 23, 1989 at his home in Fremont.

Dayle M. Hopkins was born August 11, 1921 at Elk Point, South Dakota to Lew and Donna Scheely Hopkins. He moved to Tekamah in 1939 and on January 12, 1944, he married Nila M. Rippe at Tekamah.

He worked as the Tekamah City Clerk for 22 years, having retired on October 1, 1988, just prior to moving to Fremont. He served in the United States Army for 3 1/2 years during Worlk War II and was assigned to the 1060th A.A.F.Base Unit. He was active in the American Legion in Blair, was a member of Fraternal Order of Eagle Aerie 3215 of Blair, Tekamah Lodge No. 31, A.F.& A.M. and the Mobile Nobles and Mo-Ri Shrine Lodges of Blair. He was a member of Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Tekamah.

Survivors include his wife, Nila M. Hopkins of Fremont; one son, Myron "Whitey" Hopkins of Blair; four grandchildren, Teri Taylor of Lincoln, Matt Hopkins of Tekamah, Chris Hopkins of Oakland and Maddi Hopkins of Fort Calhoun; and one sister, Sadie Smith of Elk Point, South Dakota.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one son, Delynn M. Hopkins in 1979.

Services were Saturday, February 25 at Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Tekamah with Rev. David L. Nystom officiating. Interment was in the Tekamah Cemetery.

Arrangements were handled by Hamel & Peck Funeral Home in Tekamah.

(The website Find-A-Grave lists his death date as February 28, 1989.)

See Find-A-Grave, Memorial # 54014220