Ardis Hopp

Date of Death: Sep 14, 2014
Ardis Hopp
[highlight_text] [/highlight_text] Ardis Delaine Hopp, 75, of Waupun, died unexpectedly on Sunday, September 14, 2014.


[leftcolumn] Ardis was born April 21, 1939 in Alto, the daughter of Garret and Flora Mulder Hofman. On June 22, 1960 she married Harold B. Hopp in Waupun. Ardis was a longtime resident of Waupun, and a member of First Reformed Church of Waupun. Ardis was employed at National Rivet as a secretary until she had children. Ardis was also a daycare provider in her home for 35 years. Children were the light of her life. Ardis enjoyed watching her grandkids’ sports which included hockey, baseball, softball, football, and soccer.

Ardis is survived by her two sons: Daniel L. Hopp and Steven B (Tina) Hopp; three daughters: Patricia (Dan) Vande Zande of Pewaukee, WI, Karla (Jeff) Daane, and Marcia (Bret) Grant, both of Waupun: 11 grandchildren: Jeremy (fiancée Lindsay Nefstead) Hopp, Steve (fiancée Jen Kohl) Hopp, Blaine (special friend Jessica Hoff) Hopp, Stephanie (Alex) Schaver, Corinne (Nate) Grinwald, Corey (fiancée Samantha Radtke) Vande Zande, Katie (Paul) Bloesl, Jordan Daane, Celine, Cierra, and Carl Grant; two great-grandsons: Jacob and Tucker Hopp; and two great-granddaughters: Savannah Hopp and Hayden Schaver.

Ardis was preceded in death by her husband, Harold; her parents; two brothers: Henry and Gerald Hofman; and two sisters: Catherine Zoodsma and Annette Kuiper.


[rightcolumn] [highlight_text] Visitation: [/highlight_text] Friends and relatives may call on the family on Wednesday at Werner-Harmsen Funeral Home in Waupun from 4-7 p.m. and on Thursday at the church from 9:30 a.m. until the time of service.

[rightcolumn] [highlight_text] Services: [/highlight_text] Funeral services for Ardis Hopp will be held Thursday, September 18, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. at First Reformed Church in Waupun with Rev. Bob James officiating.

[rightcolumn] [highlight_text] Burial: [/highlight_text] Burial will follow at Forest Mound Cemetery in Waupun.

[rightcolumn] [highlight_text] Special Thanks: [/highlight_text] A special thanks to Waupun Police Officers, Andi Colker and Mike Cochran, Dodge County Officer, Mike Matoushek, Lifestar Paramedics, Waupun Memorial Hospital Emergency Room staff, Dr. Punit Kumar, Rev. Bob James, Linda Beekman, and the church family.



  1. Tracy (Kessen) Ahrens Says: September 16, 2014 at 9:57 am

    I am so sorry for your loss Hopp family!

    As a kid, I remember going to play with Marcia and would always be warmly welcomed by Ardis with some sort of home baked treat, especially after ice skating in the back yard on the rink Harold “grew” with probably millions of gallons of city water. It would have been far less expensive to pay the 50 cents each to ship you all to the Community Center to skate but it was the price he was willing to play to keep his family close.

    Your home was always loud and full of life. Very different from my house with only two of us kids. I always loved that excitement and laughter in your home!

    What a beautiful family Ardis and Harold built together. A legacy to be proud of. Hold your memories close! Your family is in my prayers as you go through this chapter in your lives…

  2. Garret and Marcia Jansma Says: September 19, 2014 at 11:19 pm

    To the family of Ardis, We are sorry for the loss of Ardis. I remember first meeting her when we moved from MI. I sat by her in Ladies Bible Study. She was always very friendly and helpful. Wonderful lady! Big loss. Sorry we couldn’t get to funeral. We were in Iowa. Praying for you!

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