David Owen Hopf

March 3, 1924 - Sept. 6, 2009

David Owen Hopf of Waukesha died Sunday, Sept. 6, 2009, at LindenGrove in Waukesha at age 85. He was born March 3, 1924, the son of Ralph and Pearl (nee O’Conner) Hopf. David married Mary Jane Griesel on Dec. 1, 1951.

He was a graduate of Waukesha High School, where he was active in choirs and dramatics. He later sang with the Waukesha Motors Glee Club. David worked at Waukesha Motor Co., McCoy’s Department Store and Waukesha Tool and Die before being employed by the U.S. Postal Service. He worked there for 30 years, retiring in 1986.

David was active at Salem United Methodist Church for many years, both as a member and custodian. He did volunteer work at the old Northview Home as well as other projects in Waukesha. He enjoyed his home and family. He especially enjoyed tending to his garden and roses. For more than 30 years, David took pride in making his own variety of homemade breads and muffins, which he shared with family and friends. Traveling, reading and crafts kept him busy also.

He will be sadly missed by his wife, Mary Jane (Griesel) Hopf; his daughters, Mary Chambers of Indianola, Iowa, Julie (Eric) Muehls, Christine (Jerry) Kawatski, Jeanne (Mike) Furrer and Theresa Areas, all of Waukesha; brother, Randy; grandchildren, Charlie, Angela, Harley, Jacob, Nicole, Richard, Danielle, Joe, John and Michael; and great-grandchildren, Zach, Cassidy, Daniel, Natalie, Tyler, Mia and Marcello.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Ralph A. Hopf and Pearl (O’Conner) Hopf; his brother, Curry; and his sister, Jeanne Hopf.

Donations to Salem Methodist Church in lieu of flowers would be appreciated.

Visitation will be from 2 p.m. until the 3 p.m. funeral service on Thursday, Sept. 10, at Salem United Methodist Church, 541 Highway 59 in Waukesha.

Church and Chapel Funeral Home is serving the family. For more information, call 549-9128 or visit www.churchandchapel.com to view the online obituary, leave condolences or receive directions.