Private family services will be held
Howard A. Hopper, 89 of Wahoo, NE passed away Thursday, June 13, 2019 at the Saunders Care Center in Wahoo. He was born September 29, 1929 in Ridgewood, NJ to Adrian and Grace (Jennings) Hopper. Howard served his country faithfully, entering in the U.S. Airforce on September 29, 1947 and was honorably discharged on August 16, 1965.
He was united in marriage to Catherine Bumgardner in 1955. Howard worked many jobs throughout his life including working for Mid America Web Press in Lincoln and at his own detailing shop in Wahoo. He really enjoyed riding his motorcycle and could be seen riding in the dead of winter. He also enjoyed fiddling with his C.B radio and selling guns at gun shows.
Following Catherine’s death, Howard married Lucille Svoboda on February 14, 1986 in Wahoo.
Howard is survived by his son, Kevin (Jerilyn) Hopper of Lincoln; step-children, Tom (Marilyn) Svoboda, Jean (Walter) Paisley, Jim (Carlene) Svoboda, Carol Svoboda; grandchildren, Angus and Drake Hopper; many step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren; brother, Dave Hopper.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Adrian and Grace Hopper; wives, Catherine Hopper and Lucille Svoboda-Hopper; siblings, Barbara Lavoie and Eugene Hopper.