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Robert L. "Bob" Hopkins, 76

June 4, 1941 to August 22, 2017

Robert L. “Bob” Hopkins, 76, of Henry, Illinois passed away Tuesday, August 22, 2017 at his home.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, August 26, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Henry with Father John Bosco, officiating. Visitation will be an hour prior to the service at the church. Inurnment will take place in Calvary Catholic Cemetery, Henry. Cremation rites will be accorded.
Bob was born June 4, 1941 in Kewanee, IL the son of Elmer and Jessie Hopkins. He married Judy Colgan on November 26, 1960 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Bradford, Illinois. She survives in Henry.
He is also survived by four children: Cindy (Colin) Christensen of Woodstock, IL, Craig (Angela) Hopkins of Bloomington, IL, Jean Kremitzki of Rockledge, FL and Robert Hopkins of Rockledge, FL; 5 grandchildren: Danielle, Jack, Nick, Alex, and Tyler; one brother, Tom (Carol) Hopkins of Peoria, IL; one brother-in-law, Roy France of DeKalb, IL; one sister-in-law Margaret Bankie of Peoria, IL and many nieces and nephews.
Preceeded in death by his parents and one brother in infancy.
Bob graduated from Bradford High School with the Class of 1959. He started working at B.F. Goodrich on June 29, 1965 as an Operator helper in P.C. On October 31, 1978 he went into the maintenance crew and in 1993 went into Geon Maintenance when the plant split into Geon/Polyone. He retired after forty years June 28, 2005.
He enjoyed fishing, duck carving, woodworking and attending his grandchildren’s sporting events.
Memorials may be directed to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Peoria and St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Henry.

Service/Memorial Information

A memorial service will be held Saturday, August 26, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Henry with Father John Bosco, officiating. Visitation will be an hour prior to the service at the church. Inurnment will take place in Calvary Catholic Cemetery, Henry. Cremation rites will be accorded. Memorials may be directed to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Peoria and St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Henry.

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