Carroll Hopp1923 - 2017
Carroll Paul Hopp, 93, of Rogers City,
passed away peacefully at home on May 6, 2017.
He was born Sept. 3, 1923 to the late
Paul J. Hopp and Dora Schultz Hopp.
He was married to the late Helen Katherine Mulka Hopp for 73 years.
Carroll graduated from Rogers City High School in 1941 and was a
lifelong resident of Rogers City. He was a U.S, Army veteran of World
War II, having served in Pacific Theatre at New Guinea and the Dutch
East Indies in 1942-43. He took over as the proprietor of Hopp’s
Standard Service Station, Third and Erie, in 1946 and continued for more
than 40 years, following in the footsteps of his father, Carroll was an avid
musician, first playing alto and tenor sax in his high school dance band in
the 1930’s. He later mastered the steel guitar and performed for years
with various bands throughout Northern Michigan. He was elected to the
City Council of Rogers City and was a member of the Kiwanis Club, the
Rogers City Servicemen’s Club and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 607.
He also was an avid golfer for many years at the Rogers City Country
Club, recording a hole-in-one at age 76. He also layed in the LPGA
Pro-Am at Corning, NY.
He is survived by:
two sons, Neil (Linda) of Mt. Pleasant and Jeffrey of Rogers City;
two daughters, Carole Ann of Rogers City and Christine of Gaylord;
eight grandchildren, Kelli (Todd) Hopp-Michlosky, Charlotte, NC;
Todd (Marlene) Hopp, Gaylord; Jennifer (Nate) Ryan, Detroit;
Amy Hopp, Chicago; Stacey (Ryan) Bosley, Marquette; David Shadbolt,
Sheri Phillips and Sarah (Lyle) West, Rogers City;
eight great grandchildren, Mandy, Gaylord; Aaron, Jacob, Jade and
Caitlynn, Rogers City; Nora and Theodore, Detroit and
two great-great grandchildren, Hazel and Haden, Cheboygan.
He was preceded in death by his sister Lila Hopp Bannasch and
two sons, Randolph and James of Rogers City.
Friends may visit at St. John Lutheran Church on Wednesday, May 10th
from 10:00 a.m, through time of his memorial service at 11:00 a.m, with
Pastor Eric Voigt officiating,
Rogers City VFW Post 607 will accord military honors immediately
following church services.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made
to Hospice of Michigan,