David L. Hoppe, 58
Nov. 21, 1956 -- Jan. 17, 2015
David L. Hoppe “Dave,” 58, of West Bend, ended his battle with cancer with his loving wife by his side on Saturday, Jan. 17, 2015. He was born on Nov. 21, 1956, in Baltimore, to Robert and Delores (nee Giardini) Hoppe. Dave was raised in Baltimore and graduated from Dundalk High School in 1974.
He met Cindi on July 8, 2003, via an online ad, and they married on Feb. 18, 2012, in Grafton. Dave was self-employed as a software developer as president of Apogee Development Inc.
Dave was a generous, kind person who opened his heart to Cindi, her children and her entire family.
Music was an important part of Dave’s life from childhood through his adult life. Dave was a talented keyboardist in several bands and could really rock a polyester suit.
Dave had a passion for life that carried over into sailing, soaring, radio-controlled airplanes, camping, vacationing “especially to Cancun,” and throwing an annual Fourth of July party and spectacular firework display.
Dave fought cancer the way he lived his life with strength, grace, humor and tenacity. Dave touched many lives and he will be greatly missed.
Dave is survived by his wife, Cindi Hennes; stepchildren Chris Paszkiewicz and Amber (Jose Verdin) Schultz; brothers Richard R. (Fran), Barry A. (Virginia) and Donald P. (Lupe); brother-in-law to Christine, Randy (Jen), Jerry (Susie), Dan (Steph) and Al (Tracy); Dave was also an uncle, great uncle, great-great uncle and terrific friend to many. Preceded in death by his parents, first wife Patricia L. Hoppe (nee Defenbaugh) and parents-inlaw Ted and Rita Hennes.
A memorial service will be held at Phillip Funeral Home (1420 W. Paradise Drive, West Bend, WI 53095) on Friday, Jan. 23, 2015, at 6 p.m. with the Rev. Matt Hadley of Still Waters Church officiating. Visitation will be held at the funeral home from 4 p.m. until the time of the service. Memorials to the American Brain Tumor Association, www.abta.org are appreciated.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to the Horizon Hospice staff at Lawlis Family Hospice and to all those who have helped Dave and the family in so many ways throughout his difficult journey.
The Phillip Funeral Home of West Bend is assisting the family; 262-338-2050 / www.phillipfuneralhome.com.