Ervil Hopp, age 90, of rural Atwater, passed away Friday, July 17, 2015, at his home in Danielson Township.
Funeral Service will be Sunday, July 26, 2015, at 3:00 P.M. at Peace Lutheran Church in Cosmos.
Interment in the First Evangelical Lutheran Cemetery in Cosmos Township.
Visitation will be Sunday for two hours prior to the Service, from 1:00 – 3:00 P.M., at Peace Lutheran Church in Cosmos.
Ervil Martin Hopp was born September 6, 1924, in Sherman Township, Redwood County, Minnesota, the son of Anton and Olga (Steinhaus) Hopp. He was baptized at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Morgan, and confirmed in his faith there on April 2, 1939. Ervil attended country school.
On February 9, 1945, Ervil was united in marriage to Hildegard Borchert at the Zion Lutheran Church in Winthrop, Minnesota. They lived with his parents for a while, and then in Morton and Bird Island. Ervil worked with [Emil Boelter?] Construction out of New Ulm. In 1970, Ervil and Hildegard and their family moved to their farm in Danielson Township near Cosmos and Atwater. Ervil truly enjoyed farming, raising crops and managing his dairy operation. He retired from farming, but continued to live on the farm. Ervil and Hildegard had shared nearly 57 years of marriage when Hildegard passed away on December 26, 2001.
Ervil was a member of First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Cosmos. He enjoyed fishing and gardening. He was good at making sauerkraut from his garden cabbage. Ervil spent three years at Ecumen of Litchfield, and instinctively helped by watching out for the other residents.
Early Friday morning, July 17, 2015, Ervil passed away at his farm home in Danielson Township, having reached the age of 90 years. Blessed be his memory.
Ervil is survived by his Children and their Families:
Dennis Hopp and his wife, Linda, of Cosmos, and their children: Brian Hopp and wife, Jess, of Grove City, and their child, Monarch, Brad Hopp and special friend, Malinda, of Spicer, and their child, Payden, and Bruce Hopp of Anoka;
Dale Hopp and his wife, Cindi, of Jackson, and their children: Lora Hopp Hansen and husband, Christian, of Slayton, and Ashley Hopp of Burnsville;
Douglas Hopp and his wife, Holli, of Blomkest, and their children: Douglas Jr. Hopp and wife, Elizabeth, of Dumfries, Virginia, and their children: Jay, Lindsie, Meg, McKayla, and Emma, JadiMarie Hopp of Cosmos, and Elizabeth Ruter and husband, Jason, of New London, and their child, Jacob;
Julieann Lee Guggisberg of Morton and her children: Faith Johnson and husband, Ken, of Morton, and their children: Amanda, Adam, and Brittany, Jonathan Guggisberg and his wife, Abbey, of Morgan, and their children: Wyatt, Jackson, and Lane, Melissa Boehne of Redwood Falls, Kerry Maddock and husband, Melvin, of Redwood Falls, and their children: Chad and Catherine; Harold Guggisberg and friend, Angie Matson, of Morton, and their children: Jordan and William, and Dean Guggisberg and his fiancé, Maria Popowski, of Morton, and their child, Zachery;
Kathleen Nordine and her husband, Russell, of Cosmos, and their child: Chantel Gilberts and husband, Josh, of Lake Lillian, and their children, Dalton and Dylan;
Duane Hopp and his wife, Susan, of Benson, and their children: Sara Revier and her husband, Pat, of St. Joseph, and their children, Ethan and Brekin, and Nathan Hopp and his wife, Beth, of Dallas, Texas;
Dwight Hopp of Cosmos, and his children: Karissa Fettig and husband, Nate, of Willmar, and their children, Nolan and Nora, Cody Hopp and wife, Rebecca, of Brunswick, Ohio, and Miranda Hopp of Monticello;
Donnie Hopp and his wife, Diana, of Cosmos, and their children: Renata Smeby and husband, Travis, of Wolverton, and their children, Lillianna and Anton, Dominic Hopp and wife, Annie, of Menomonie, Wisconsin, and their children: Xavier, Aiari, Caiya, and Nakiera, Kaisa Robinson and husband, Eric, of Colorado Springs, Colorado, and their children: Rylynn and Kiana; and
Dawn McNeil and husband, Keith, of Atwater, and their children: Quincy McNeil and wife, Jena, of Cosmos, and their child, Adler, Austin McNeil of Atwater, and Crystal Holt and husband, Eric, of Litchfield, and their children, Ulric and Violet;
many Nieces and Nephews;
Family and Friends at Ecumen of Litchfield;
other relatives, and friends.
Ervil was preceded in death by his parents, wife Hildegard, son-in-law Lee Guggisberg, great-granddaughter Christine Maddock, and his 15 siblings and their spouses.