James Arthur Hoppe, 45, of Delavan, MN, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, July 4, 2018. A Celebration of Life will be held at 11AM on Wednesday, July 11, 2018 at Patton Funeral Home, 400 E. 14th St. Blue Earth, MN. Visitation will be from 4-7PM on Tuesday, July 10, 2018 at Patton Funeral Home and one hour prior to the service. Interment will be at Amsterdam Cemetery of Kanawha, IA.
James was born on March 1, 1973 in Blue Earth, MN to Phyllis Hoppe and Larry Fenske. James graduated from Blue Earth High school and was a proud member of the class of 1991. He enjoyed driving semitrucks and worked for Triple J of Fairmont, Dallman Trucking of Wells and E Farms of Buffalo Center, IA. James had an extreme love for his five children and the children he adopted in his heart and mind.
James had many hobbies in his life. He loved riding motorcycles, but especially his Harley. He rode in the Freedom Run in Minnesota Lake every year and the Freedom Rally of A.B.A.T.E. of Iowa. James enjoyed cooking, smoking, and grilling meats for his friends and family. He loved the outdoors and enjoyed camping with camping family. If it had a motor, James broke it, including snowmobiles, four- wheelers, side by sides, and other vehicles.
James loved his friends and family. James had an infectious and unique laugh. Whenever he laughed, others joined in. He spent hours around a bonfire, reminiscing and telling stories. He was always the life of the party, if you met him, you weren’t going to forget him.
James is survived his mother, Phyllis; five children, Alaina (Adam Krisak) Hoppe of Duluth, Paige Hoppe, Kira Hoppe, Joshua Hoppe, and his youngest, Jenna Hoppe all of Delavan; adopted children, Brittany (Kyren Hansen) Albrecht, Summer Albrecht both of Easton, and Lizzie Beckmann; grandma, Dorothy Hoppe of Winnebago; father, Larry Fenske; step-brother, Shane Fenske; step-sisters, Torre (Chad) Eckmann and Linda (Randy) Larson; and many other loving relatives and friends.
James is preceded in death by his grandpa, Arthur LeRoy Hoppe; uncles, Larry Hoppe and Dean Ludwig.