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Roger D. Hopfensperger Obituary
Roger D. Hopfensperger Roger was born May 14th, 1934 in Wausau, Wisconsin of Harvey and Clara Hopfensperger, but was later raised by his step-father, Albert Christiansen, and his mother Clara Hopfensperger Christiansen. Roger died at his home on April 14th, 2012 at age 77. Roger served in the Korean War as a Jet Engine Mechanic in the 208th Periodic Maintenance Squad (SAC) in the U.S. Air Force from 1952 to 1956. Roger went on to a 32 year career in Mechanical Engineering and Product Design as an Independent Contractor, and worked for many companies large and small, including President Kennedy's Moon Shot Program in New Orleans, Kaiser Steel, Kaiser Engineers, Leslie Salt, Xerox, IBM, Chevron Chemical, Bechtel, Boeing, Kellogg, and Abbott Laboratories. Roger was known as a superior creative mind and can-do problem-solver with a keen understanding of costs and consequences that had escaped others, and an ability to invent simple solutions to supplant costly and complex ones. Roger's life's goal was always to have fun every day, and most of every day. He often liked to say that too much fun is never enough. A lover of information, stimulating conversation, controversy, and honesty, he disapproved of manipulation, bullying, irrationality, and competitiveness when he observed those unattractive qualities in others. Roger is survived by his wife, Celia Brown of Lagunitas, and a sister Shirley Jenson of Coarse Gold, CA. As per Roger's wishes, there are no services planned.
Published in Marin Independent Journal from Apr. 22 to Apr. 27, 2012
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