Dean Hoppe

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March 26, 1938 - July 13, 2016

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Thursday, July 21st from 4-6 p.m.


Thursday, July 21st at 6:00 p.m. at Moreland Funeral Home


Dean Ray Hoppe, 78, of Westerville, died unexpectedly Wednesday, July 13, 2016, in his summer home in Marblehead, Ohio. He was born March 26,1938 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin to Raymond A. and Catherine E. Hoppe. He was a proud member of Boy Scouts of America, achieving Eagle Scout rank and graduate of Columbus North High School. He studied art at The Ohio State University, before serving his country in The United States Marine Corp. Dean was a founding member of the Harlem Township Fire Department. Between 1974 – 1986 he served as EMT, Assistant Chief and Chief. Besides his wife of 55 years, Carol, survivors include daughters, Cheryl Shilling (Henry), Lisa Crone (Brad) and Deana (Summer) Hoppe; a brother, Dale Hoppe and sister, Diane (John) Hoppe; grandchildren, Raeven, Mary (Sergio), Robbie, Henry (Drusilla); great grandchildren, Maggie, Henry, Katie, Julian, and Sophia. Dean enjoyed spending time at his summer home in Marblehead, Ohio and escaping the Ohio winters in Arcadia, Florida. He loved boating, fishing, spending time with family and friends and living life. He believed strongly in always having room for ice cream no matter how filling the meal. Friends may call Thursday, July 21st from 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. at the MORELAND FUNERAL HOME 55 East Schrock Road, Westerville, Ohio. A memorial service will follow at 6:00 p.m.


Ron & Nellie Shirley - Jul 22, 2016

Sympathy & Prayers to you Carole & your family in the passing of Dean, was quite a shock to hear this.Always enjoyed our time when we were boating at the lake & chatting to you all& partying. He was a very nice man. Wilber & Roselee contacted us. So very sorry for your loss. Your old boating friends. Ron & Nellie Shirley.

Nancy Finn - Jul 18, 2016

Cheryl and family – So sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time.

Laura (Van Tassel) & Jack Kaemming - Jul 15, 2016

Carol and Family,
Words cannot express how deeply we were saddened to hear that Dean has passed on. He always shared a smile and left behind many fond memories. He was dad’s longest and dearest friend and we will greatly miss him. May God grant you peace, comfort, courage and strength. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers. Much love – Jack & Laura

Wilbur VanTassel - Jul 15, 2016

Dean Old Friend”
I am glad I spoke with you a few days ago.
We met in 1962 ,at Western Electric. We car pooled together, we became friends. We did gun club together we did many travels thru life. We traveled to buy cars, motorcycles, boats. We traveled thru life together shared family stories, vacations, boating, our joys, our pain.
God bless you and your family thru their sorrow.
You were my best friend thru most of my life.
All our talks, I’ll miss you my friend.
Wilbur VanTassel
Oak Harbor

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