Earl R. Hopkins, 93, of Farnam, Nebraska, died April 14th, 2012, on the farm South of Farnam.
He was born October 2nd, 1918, in Farnam, to William Edwin and Maude Gertrude (Horn) Hopkins.
Earl grew up in Farnam and graduated from Farnam High School. Following high school he enrolled in the U.S. Army on August 2nd, 1940. He was Honorably discharged on March 9th, 1946, as a Captain of the Army's Sixth Recon Troop in WWII.
Following his service to his country he moved back to Farnam were he farmed and ranched until his passing.
He was a life member of VFW Post 15028. Earl loved farming and his cattle. He enjoyed doing the Omaha World Herald crossword puzzles till the end.
Earl leaves to mourn: sister-in-law, Betty Hopkins of Omaha, Nebraska and 16 nieces and nephews.
Earl was preceded in death by his parents, William and Maude; brothers: Loyd, Leland, Richard, Oren, Clifford, Harold, Bernard and one infant brother; sisters, Myrtle Belle and Irene Hercy.
Services were held at Blase-Strauser Memorial Chapel, April 18th, 2012, at 10:30 a.m., with Pastor Larry Viter officiating.
Burial followed in the Fort McPherson National Cemetery, Maxwell, Nebraska. Memorials may be given to the Farnam Ambulance or donor's choice.
To sign the online guest book, go to www.blasestrauser.com.
Blase-Strauser Memorial Chapel of Gothenburg was in charge of arrangements.