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Earl Hopkins, 93 - April 14, 2012

Earl R. Hopkins, 93, of Farnam died Saturday, April 14, 2012, at a farm south of Farnam.
A visitation will be conducted at Blase-Strauser Memorial Chapel at Gothenburg on Tuesday, April 17, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Services will take place at Blase-Strauser Memorial Chapel on Wednesday, April 18, at 10:30 a.m. with the Rev. Larry Viter officiating. Burial will be at Fort McPherson National Cemetery at Maxwell.
Hopkins was born Oct. 2, 1918, at Farnam to William Edwin and Maude Gertrude (Horn) Hopkins. He grew up at Farnam and graduated from Farnam High School.
After high school, he enrolled with the U.S. Army on Aug. 2, 1940. He was honorably discharged on March 9, 1946, as a captain in the Army’s 6th Recon Troop in World War II.
Following his service to his country, he moved back to Farnam were he farmed and ranched until his passing.
He was a life member of VFW Post 15028.
Hopkins loved farming and his cattle, and enjoyed doing the Omaha World-Herald crossword puzzles till the end, said family members.
He was preceded in death by: his parents, William and Maude; brothers—Loyd, Leland, Richard, Oren, Clifford, Harold, Bernard and an infant brother; sisters—Myrtle Belle and Irene Hercy.
Survivors include: sister-in-law, Betty Hopkins of Omaha; 16 nieces and nephews.
Memorials are suggested to the Farnam Ambulance or donor’s choice.