Howard A. Hopper
Date of Birth
September 29, 1929
Ridgewood, New Jersey
Entered into Rest
June 13, 2019
Wahoo, Nebraska
Funeral Service

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.

Condolences for Howard A. Hopper
  1. Jean Paisley
    • June 14, 2019 - 4 months ago

    Howard took great care of Lucille and will be missed .
    Jean Paisley, Lucille’s daughter.

  2. Bill Veach
    • June 15, 2019 - 4 months ago

    Howard, awesome person. Went to several gun shows together. Had me over to his home several times. Went to Wahoo Pubic State basketball together down in Lincoln we always sat on the opponents inside and cheered on Wahoo with our homemade noises makers.

  3. Don and Lois fick
    • June 17, 2019 - 4 months ago

    We always enjoyed visiting with Howard whenever we saw him. He had many interests and was especially talented at building dulcimers. And he could really clean your car too. It is sad he’s gone. May he rest in peace. Don and Lois Fick

  4. Ruth Hopper Thomas
    • June 18, 2019 - 4 months ago

    Uncle Howard always made the cross country journey from Wahoo to NJ for the summer Hopper BBQ’S. He came in his Thunderbird or later years his motorcycle…was always a good time when he played his harmonica and the dulcimer for us..He also loved sneaking up on you with his camera! I will miss you…

  5. Sharon Breunig Sherwood
    • July 21, 2019 - 3 months ago

    Howard was so dear to our Family-He was considered part of our Family! One of God’s most patient, honest & would do anything to to help a friend.

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