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MARION "BOB" HOPKINS, 86, passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013, at Kingston at Dupont. Born in Peru, Bob was a World War II Army veteran. He earned his BS in Education from Manchester College and his Master's in Education from Indiana University. He was a band and orchestra teacher for 35 years, retiring from Lane Middle School in 1986. He was a member of the Indiana Teachers Association, Beacon Heights Church of the Brethren, and recently had been attending Blackhawk Ministries. He enjoyed radio controlled airplanes, helicopters, fishing, and woodworking. Surviving are his sons, Terry (Rhea) Hopkins of Spencerville, Ted (Brian David) Hopkins of New York City, N.Y.; daughter, Tammy (Doug) Crane of Fort Wayne; grandchildren, Tracie (Ron), Sara, Amy, Alyssa, and Austin; great-grandchildren, Zachary, Jayden, and Avery; brother, Ray (Carolyn) Hopkins of Peru; and sisters, Lucille (Marvin) Shepler of Logansport, Joyce (Jim) Cardwell of Peru, and Sandy (Jim) Surface of Walton. He was preceded in death by parents, Marion and Mildred Hopkins Sr.; wife, Phyllis Hopkins; and sister, Betty Flora. Service is 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013, at D.O. McComb & Sons Maplewood Park Funeral Home, 4017 Maplecrest Road, with calling one hour prior. The Rev. Kelly Byrd officiating. Calling also from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 18, 2013, at at the Funeral Home. Burial in Greenlawn Memorial Park, Fort Wayne. Memorials may be made to the Latin American Mission Board (LAMB) To sign the online guestbook, visit

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D.O. McComb & Sons Funeral Homes - Maplewood Park
4017 Maplecrest Road Ft. Wayne, IN 46815
(260) 426-9494
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Published in Fort Wayne Newspapers on Jan. 17, 2013
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