In memory of
Alan Hopeman Sr.
In memory of
Alan Hopeman Sr.
Born Fargo, North Dakota October 20, 1920. Died on April 12, 2017. Married Dorothy Marie Carlson on June 12, 1943. B.S. Concordia College Moorhead, 1942. University of Minnesota Medical School, MD 1950. United States Army Medical Corps, 1943 to 1970, 4 years enlisted service in and after World War II, 24 years active duty. 5 years reserves. Retired as a Colonel. Military trauma surgeon and teacher of the art of surgery during Korean and Vietnam wars. Order of Military Medical Merit. Legion of Merit. Professor of Thoracic Surgery at University of Missouri, University of Nebraska, University of Colorado. Golden Apple Outstanding Teacher Awards at all three medical schools. Named Professor Emeritus at University of Colorado, where a named lectureship in thoracic surgery was established in his honor. After retirement volunteered as a surgeon/teacher at the Denver Veterans Administration Hospital for ten years. Moorhead High School Hall of Fame. Honorary doctorate Concordia College 1992. Concordia College Outstanding Alumni Award 2015. Survived by his five children, Jon, Alan, Jr. (Martha), Mark (Denise), Ross (Dawna), and Mary Palafox (Mario), his daughter in law Jane Hopeman, grandchildren, great grandchildren, his beloved sister Beth Dille of Moorhead, and many nieces and nephews. Deeply loved by his grandchildren and his great grandchildren, six of whom attended his 96th birthday party. Lover of his family, the Army, art (especially Native American and Japanese), song, football, kids, dogs, books, food, wine, the prairies, the desert, the mountains, the rivers, and his country. A big guy, a big heart. The family especially thanks his special caregiver Martha Renstrom, the amazing rehab and hospice workers at Episcopal Church Home, at Health East, and at Episcopal Homes in St. Paul. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the American Indian College Fund (8333 Greenwood Blvd., Denver, CO 80221) the Hopeman Family Endowed Scholarship (Office of Advancement, Concordia College, 901 8th Street, Moorhead, MN 56562 or www.concordiacollege.edu .give) or a charity of donor's choice. Visitation at Ft. Snelling Memorial Veterans Chapel, Hwy 5 & 55, Fort Snelling, MN on Thursday, April 20 at 9:00 a.m., funeral service at 10:00 a.m. at Ft. Snelling Chapel followed by reception at Becketwood Senior Cooperative, 4300 West River Parkway South, Minneapolis 55406. Private burial later at Fort Snelling National Cemetery. www.washburn-mcreavy.com Nokomis Park Chapel 612-721-1651
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In memory of
Alan Hopeman Sr.
Born Fargo, North Dakota October 20, 1920. Died on April 12, 2017. Married Dorothy Marie Carlson on June 12, 1943. B.S. Concordia College Moorhead, 1942. University of Minnesota Medical School, MD 1950. United States Army Medical Corps, 1943 to 1970, 4 years enlisted service in and after World War II, 24 years active duty. 5 years reserves. Retired as a Colonel. Military trauma surgeon and teacher of the art of surgery during Korean and Vietnam wars. Order of Military Medical Merit. Legion of Merit. Professor of Thoracic Surgery at University of Missouri, University of Nebraska, University of Colorado. Golden Apple Outstanding Teacher Awards at all three medical schools. Named Professor Emeritus at University of Colorado, where a named lectureship in thoracic surgery was established in his honor. After retirement volunteered as a surgeon/teacher at the Denver Veterans Administration Hospital for ten years. Moorhead High School Hall of Fame. Honorary doctorate Concordia College 1992. Concordia College Outstanding Alumni Award 2015. Survived by his five children, Jon, Alan, Jr. (Martha), Mark (Denise), Ross (Dawna), and Mary Palafox (Mario), his daughter in law Jane Hopeman, grandchildren, great grandchildren, his beloved sister Beth Dille of Moorhead, and many nieces and nephews. Deeply loved by his grandchildren and his great grandchildren, six of whom attended his 96th birthday party. Lover of his family, the Army, art (especially Native American and Japanese), song, football, kids, dogs, books, food, wine, the prairies, the desert, the mountains, the rivers, and his country. A big guy, a big heart. The family especially thanks his special caregiver Martha Renstrom, the amazing rehab and hospice workers at Episcopal Church Home, at Health East, and at Episcopal Homes in St. Paul. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the American Indian College Fund (8333 Greenwood Blvd., Denver, CO 80221) the Hopeman Family Endowed Scholarship (Office of Advancement, Concordia College, 901 8th Street, Moorhead, MN 56562 or www.concordiacollege.edu .give) or a charity of donor's choice. Visitation at Ft. Snelling Memorial Veterans Chapel, Hwy 5 & 55, Fort Snelling, MN on Thursday, April 20 at 9:00 a.m., funeral service at 10:00 a.m. at Ft. Snelling Chapel followed by reception at Becketwood Senior Cooperative, 4300 West River Parkway South, Minneapolis 55406. Private burial later at Fort Snelling National Cemetery. www.washburn-mcreavy.com Nokomis Park Chapel 612-721-1651
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