COOS BAY, Ore.

John C. Hoppe

Nov. 13, 1954 - Nov. 25, 2011

John C. Hoppe of Coos Bay, Ore., died Friday, Nov. 25, 2011, at Life Care Center of Coos Bay at the age of 57 after a short illness.

He was born Nov. 13, 1954, in Waukesha, the son of Charles and Jane Hoppe.

John will be sadly missed by his father, Charles Hoppe of Waukesha; sister, Christine (Hoppe) Jorgensen of Waterford; brother, Tim Hoppe of Waukesha; nieces and nephews Byron and Kaitlin Jorgensen, Crystal (Hoppe) Ward, Clayton and Andria Hoppe. He is further survived by other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Jane Hoppe.

John served in the U.S. Air Force for four years and traveled throughout Europe before returning home. He received a degree in horticulture and most recently worked for the U.S. Department of Agriculture in Coos Bay.

John was a free spirit and loved hiking, camping and exploring the national forests and rivers. He was a glass artist and etched glasswork for a hobby.

Coos Bay Chapel served the family.