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Dalbert  "Cork" Hoppes
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“"Cork", you will be missed. How I enjoyed getting to know you and your family. My condolences go out to Yvonne, Mike, Mark, Tammy and all the rest...Read More »
1 of 4 | Posted by: LeAnn - Galva, KS - Friend

“There are so many memories of Cork when I was younger. My parents every weekend camping with the Hoppes. The laughter he brought to the site was...Read More »
2 of 4 | Posted by: Cindy Koehn-Turner - KS - friend

“I am so sorry to hear of the loss of Cork. There's someone that I didn't think would ever be silenced. Cork was absolutely one of the most dynamic...Read More »
3 of 4 | Posted by: Sharon (Evans) Ackerman - Seneca, KS

“The Lake just will just not be the same without you. When you get to Heaven Cork look up my Brother and Dad. I am sure they have an extra fishing...Read More »
4 of 4 | Posted by: Pam Postier - McPherson, KS


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Dalbert N. "Cork" Hoppes, 80, of Galva, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, January 9, 2013, at his home in Galva. He was retired from NCRA Refinery, where he worked as an R& F Operator and Heavy Equipment Operator.

Cork was born on February 25, 1932, in Longton, KS, the son of Ivan T. and Agnes B. (McConnell) Hoppes. He graduated from Galva High School in 1950. On April 22, 1951, he was united in marriage to Yvonne V. Ash in Galva, KS.

He was a member of the McPherson Masonic Lodge #172 and was Past Master of the Galva Masonic Lodge.

Survivors include: his wife, Yvonne of the home; sons, Mike Hoppes and wife, Jolene, of Galva, KS and Mark Hoppes and wife, Susan, of Galva, KS; daughter, Tammy Ratzlaff and husband, David, of Galva, KS; brother, Bob Hoppes and wife, Lois, of Sterling, KS; sisters, Norma Donovan of San Jose, CA and Carol Brooks of Wichita, KS; nine grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and four great-great- grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents and son-in-law, Gary Flinn.

A private graveside service will take place on Friday, January 11, 2013, at the Empire Cemetery, Galva, with Rev. Phil Radatz officiating.

A reception and celebration of life will be held from 3:00 to 5:00 PM Friday, January 11, at the Galva Community Building, 208 South Main, Galva, KS.

Memorial donations may be given to Harden Hospice in care of Stockham Family Funeral Home, 205 North Chestnut, McPherson, KS 67460.