Jacqueline Leone Hoppen, 85, a former member of the Portage County Board of Supervisors and Stevens Point resident currently residing in Lakewood, Colo., died Friday, Sept. 13, 2013, at Emeritus at Green Mountain Assisted Living Facility where she had been a resident since June 2012.
A Memorial Service will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 16, at Boston Funeral Home in Stevens Point. Burial will be in St. Stephen Cemetery in Stevens Point.
Visitation will be at the funeral home from 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 16, until the service.
Memorial donations may be made in her name to: Aids Ministry, c/o Catholic Charities, 1408 Ellis St., Stevens Point, WI54481 or Operation Bootstrap, 5000 Heffron St., Stevens Point, WI54481. Donations may also be made to The Employee Assistance Fund, Emeritus at Green Mountain, 12791 W. Alameda Parkway, Lakewood, CO 80228.
Condolences may be offered online at www.bostonfuneralhome.net.
Mrs. Hoppen was born July 3, 1928, a daughter of the late John and Marguerite (Thrune) Groenert in La Crosse. She moved to Stevens Point at a young age and graduated from P.J.JacobsHigh School.
She attended the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point and worked at Sentry Insurance.
She was married to William Hoppen in 1951. He died in 2008.
After working as a teacher’s aide for several years, she returned to work at Sentry Insurance in her late 40s and she was involved in city and county government for many years where she served on the Plan Commission for Stevens Point, on the board for Portage County Health and Human Services and as a member of the Portage County Board of Supervisors.
Survivors include two daughters, Peg (Bill) McCombie, Lakewood, Colo., and Jane Hoppen, Brooklyn, N.Y.; four sons, Kurt, Kirkland, Wash., Pete (Susie), Buena Vista, Colo., George (Beth), Green Bay, and Erich (Samantha) Decker-Hoppen, Islamorada, Fla.; one sister, Mary (Cliff) Falkavage; eight grandchildren, Jon, Sam, Kurina, Will, Alicia, Jacob, Nick and Adam; and two great-grandchildren, Grayson and Coulter.
She was also preceded in death by one infant son, Karl; and one sister, Jane Washatka.