Kenneth Hopper

Mar 1, 1950 - Jun 24, 2020


Kenneth Wayne Hopper
Born 3/1/1950 in Huntingburg, Indiana.
Entered into our Lord’s eternal peace on 6/24/2020, age 70.
While his wife Ginny of 28 years held his hand.
It is with great sorrow I share Ken’s passing.

  Ken Hopper, my husband, my lover, my friend, just like it says in the greeting cards, but for real.

   My Ken...was a faithful Christian.  So faithful, that when he was offered a way out of his pain and suffering, he chose God's love instead.  He was given the chance to choose when he passed away by utilizing end of life options through hospice care.  He left it in God's hands.

   My Ken... Had a world class sense of humor, remarkably quick witted and always joking.  So much so that when he wanted to share a true story people suspected it a joke.  For instance, my favorite, he would say "I was delivered by a stork!" as people raised their eyebrows.

In truth, Ken was actually born at the Stork Hospital and delivered by Dr. Harvey Stork in Huntingburg, Indiana. While I was working on his obituary, this silly thought kept crossing my mind… what Ken would say?…this would be a typical example of his sense of humor….”Ken Hopper preceded in death by all those that are dead and survived by the living”… My Ken, inevitably, looking for a chuckle. He always chose to laugh in the face of adversity, which, regrettably, he did a lot. He told me that laughter, for him, was a necessary part of coping with life.

Ken served in the U.S. Air Force as an engine Mechanic.
He was very patriotic, had a strong love of country and flew our
flag proudly. In fact, later in life…maybe mid-life crisis… he got a tattoo of our flag and eagle.

Ken was a loyal friend and forgiving to a fault. He really enjoyed hanging out with his buddies on the golf course. He did get a couple of holes in one through the years, of which he was very proud. But, in reality he was a much, much better person than he was a golfer. Ken also was an unwavering 49er fan, win or lose.

Ken was a born salesman and the consummate people person!  He ultimately had a long career in wholesale lumber and mill sales at which he excelled! 

Ken’s love for his dogs added so much happiness to his life. He told me that he just could not imagine life without a dog and he was a great dog-dad.

My Ken… was the love of my life. Throughout the 20+ years of battling various types of cancer…Ken’s courage inspired me to write several versus I dedicated to him.

Farewell my “Prince”, you were “Simply the Best”!
Until we are reunited, you will be a part of my heart and soul…
Forever and Always…
And by the way…
“I love you…more!!”

My Husband Ken was heroic…he was the bravest man I have known.

I would like to share on of the verses I dedicated to him… below.

Service will be live streamed July 16th 10am


  • Denny Schroeder ( Den Mother ) says:

    Condolences to the family and Hopdog will truly be missed.

  • Mark Hopper says:

    I miss you already my Brother.Til we me again. Tell Mom n Dad hi. Deepest condolences to Gin who is also a heroine for how she cared for Ken…many thanks to you!

  • Ray says:

    Fairways and Greens for you Hops. Eternal optimist and great friend. I see you strolling down the fairway, pain and worry free.

  • Mike Moriarty says:

    It was an honor to know you to share some laughs, drinks and golf. You never gave up and lived life to the fullest. RIP my friend. My sincerest condolences to Ginny and family.

  • Robert King says:

    In,till i see you again my uncle hoppy i love you. much missed sending peacefull smoke clouds in your name
    much love ginny&family

  • Justin Ashby says:

    Miss you Hopdog. May the greens forever roll true and the laughs and happiness ring eternal. A great friend you will be missed.

  • Jennifer Ashby-Camp says:

    A life well lived forged in toil and fun.
    Memories sustained over years gone past.
    Cherished friends and loved ones gained over a lifetime.
    Twilight falls now on his fairway of life.
    May peace, rest and Ginny’s love light his way.

  • Kyle Ashby says:

    To bright sun-filled mornings and fairways that never end. A true friend to many and a classy human being that will be sorely missed but never forgotten. May you rest pain and worry free Hops.

  • Barbara Massman says:

    What a great friend you were to cherish our friendship for over 50 years. I was blessed to have you as a friend. I will miss you and your crazy jokes so very much.

  • Brad Springman says:

    My buddy ‘Hopdig’⛳️ I will miss you my friend. Wow… just thinking about how many great times we had.
    Keep it in the fairway until I see you again ⛳️❗️

  • Monte & Jean Nelson says:

    Monte & Jean Nelson
    We had some great “belly” laughs over the years. You and Monte would play off each other. Fun times! Keep laughing, Ken. We will see you in heaven.

  • Ellen Desbien says:

    So sorry for your loss – we are praying for each of you that you would fully experience God’s peace, comfort, and grace.
    Much Love and Blessings
    the Desbien Family
    Marc, Ellen (Simpson), Jordan, Coco, & Katlyn

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