smile uncle Ralph Hoppe family photo
Diane Longfield

smile uncle Ralph

Ralph Harold Hoppe was the son of Leo Arthur Hoppe & Mabel Amanda (Hildestad) Hoppe. He was the big brother to Ferne, Joyce, & Shirley - (and we found out late in life) the little 1/2 Brother to Rollin Bell.
Ralph was an English Professor at Concordia College in Moorhead, Minnesota before he retired
Although I'm not sure when this photo was taken i guessed around 2000, as I think it was taken a couple of years before he passed away. This is the picture that was picked when we had his "celebration of life" ceremony on Jan. 11, 2003 at the College in Moorhead. He really did touch many peoples lives with his Humor, wisdom, & his just plain caring about people. Uncle Ralph - You are truely missed by many!
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smile uncle Ralph

Ralph H Hoppe

Born: May 4, 1928
Died: unknown
Also in this photo: Ralph H Hoppe at 72 years old