William E. Hopkins 1943–2019 Faribault—Bill (Hoppy) went to meet Jesus on July 14, 2019 after a long battle with cancer. Bill was born to William B. and Clara M. (Long) Hopkins on July 15, 1943. He married Darlene Flagle on December 6, 1969. They raised two children, Kimberly and William. After graduating North High School in 1961 he enlisted in the United States Navy and served in the submarine service from 1963 to 1967. He worked for FMC in Minneapolis and General Dynamics in Groton, Connecticut. He and Darlene also owned Eagles Landing Resort in Park Rapids, Minnesota and worked at Silver Dollar City in Branson, Missouri. He loved sharing his faith in Jesus, spending time with family, singing, telling stories, writing poems, fishing, traveling, and gardening. Proceeded in death by his father and mother, brothers Howard and Timothy. Those who remain, in joyful sadness because of our hope in Jesus Christ, are his wife, Darlene, children, Kimberly (Bradley) Baerg and William (Stacia) Hopkins, brothers Richard and Bradley, sisters Sharon (Rod) Wolma, Dianne Duncan, Donna (David) Madera, six grandchildren, Jasmine, Zakary, and Nickolas Baerg, Lydia, Samuel, and Benjamin Hopkins, cousins, nieces, nephews and friends. A Celebration of Life will be at First Baptist Church, Waterville, Minnesota at 10:00 AM on August 6, 2019. Interment with military honors will follow at Fort Snelling National Cemetery.

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