Erik “Ernie” Hoppe
Erik Ernest (Ernie) Hoppe, 84, died Sunday, May 27, 2018, at his home with family around him.
Ernie had a talent for rebuilding engines and restoring old cars that started when he was young. He loved old Model A Fords and owned several old cars. He had hands on a lot of different kinds of cars and was willing to help anyone get going. He worked at Mid Am Dairy from age 18 until retirement. He spent much time with his sons, helping them in their automotive careers.
Preceding him in death were his parents, Oscar and Anna Hoppe; sister, Helen Johnstone; and brother, Lou Hoppe.
Survivors include his wife, Jane; two sons, Darryl (Helen) and family and Darwin and family; sisters Betty Spiker of Topeka and Mildred Hines of Emory, Texas; nieces and nephews; and many friends.
As per Ernie’s wishes, cremation has taken place. A Celebration of Life will take place at a later date.
The Sabetha Herald 6/6/2018