JEFFERSON COUNTY IL 
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Elmer F. Hopper

Elmer F. Hopper, 65, Route 6, died at 10:15 Thursday at his home.  He was a former employee 
of Mt. Vernon Car Shops, Sinclair Refinery and Sturdibilt, and for the past several years was 
employed with Brehm Oil Company.
            
Funeral services will be held at 1:30 pm Sunday at the Hughey Funeral Home, with the Rev. 
Morrison Bundy officiating.  Burial will be in Hopewell Cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home after 6 pm Saturday.
            
Mr. Hopper was born Feb. 16, 1917, in Jefferson County, the son of John C. and Minnie (Pigg) Hopper.
On May 8, 1941, in Mt. Vernon, he married Pauline Phillips, who survives.
            
Other survivors  include two sisters, Mrs. Wilma Sursa, Mt. Vernon, and Mrs. Alma Wyatt, Ewing; 
two brothers-in-law, Gene Sursa, Mt. Vernon, and the Rev. Lestel Wyatt, Ewing; and several nieces 
and nephews.
            
He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, and two sisters.
            
Mr. Hopper was a Veteran of World War II, serving with the 62nd Coast Artillery, Searchlight Division 
in England, North Africa, Italy and Sicily.  He was a member of the Northside Church of God, where 
he served as Sunday School Superintendent and teacher for many years, and was a board member and 
organizer of the Rend Lake Evangelistic Association.

Source: 
Date: 7-29-1982
Submitted by; Ken Richardson



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