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Russell Vern Hopkins

October 26, 1934 September 15, 2018
Russell Vern Hopkins
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Obituary for Russell Vern Hopkins

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Lakeview – Russell Vern Hopkins, age 83, of Stanwood, passed away on September 15, 2018 at White Oaks in Morley, MI. Russell was born October 26, 1934 and raised in Deerfield Twp. on the family farm, the son of Haskell D and Martha Susie (Radloff) Hopkins. Russell graduated from Morley High School in 1953. Russell was a Welder for Kitson in Morley until 1960 and then he started working the family farm. Russell married his lifetime sweetheart Nancy Elaine Bannen on December 23, 1955 in Lakeview.
Russell enjoyed farming, animals, and deer hunting. He was a 4-H Leader and the Austin Twp. Clerk for 30 years. He was a Farm Bureau member.
Russell is survived by his wife Nancy Hopkins of Stanwood; children Danny (Johanna) Hopkins of Remus, Michael Hopkins of Morley, Ronnie Hopkins of Morley, Darwin (Shana) Hopkins of Morley, and Brian (Amber) Hopkins of Howard City; twelve grandchildren Dean (Anna), Bradley (Morgan), Joseph (Amanda), Ashley, Karen (Nick), Steven (Telyse), Brent (Rachel), Cassie (Michael) Hatch, Derek, Katlin, Valerie, and Samantha; two grand-stepsons Branden and Justen Christensen; four great-grandchildren; sister Treva (David) Cornell of Morley; sister-in-law Pauline Hopkins of Jenison; several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Russell was preceded in death by his parents Haskell and Martha Hopkins; daughter-in-law Sue Hopkins; two brothers David and Frank Hopkins.
Funeral services for Russell will be on Wednesday, September 19, 2018 at 1:00 pm with the family accepting friends for visitation at noon at Brigham Funeral Chapel in Lakeview with Pastor Richard Taylor officiating. All are invited to attend the interment in Higbee Cemetery in Morley at 3:30 pm. Those wishing to contribute in Russell’s memory are asked to consider Hospice of Michigan. Condolences may be made utilizing the guestbook at www.brighamfuneralchapel.com


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Visitation

Wednesday

19

Sep

12:00 PM 9/19/2018 12:00:00 PM - 1:00 PM 9/19/2018 1:00:00 PM
Brigham Funeral Chapel - Lakeview

9977 W. Howard City - Edmore Rd.
Lakeview, MI 48850

Brigham Funeral Chapel - Lakeview
9977 W. Howard City - Edmore Rd. Lakeview 48850 MI
United States

Service

Wednesday

19

Sep

1:00 PM 9/19/2018 1:00:00 PM
Brigham Funeral Chapel - Lakeview

9977 W. Howard City - Edmore Rd.
Lakeview, MI 48850

All are invited for a luncheon immediately following the service in the banquet room..

Brigham Funeral Chapel - Lakeview
9977 W. Howard City - Edmore Rd. Lakeview 48850 MI
United States

Graveside

Wednesday

19

Sep

3:30 PM 9/19/2018 3:30:00 PM
Brigham Funeral Chapel - Lakeview

9977 W. Howard City - Edmore Rd.
Lakeview, MI 48850

All are invited to attend the graveside service at Higbee Cemetery.

Brigham Funeral Chapel - Lakeview
9977 W. Howard City - Edmore Rd. Lakeview 48850 MI
United States
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