Hopfensperger, Donald R.
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Donald R. Hopfensperger, 76 of Appleton died Tuesday November 13, 2012 at his residence. He was born in Appleton, July 1, 1936, son of the late Raymond and Pearl (Filz) Hopfensperger. Donald married Joyce Brehmer on October 20, 1956.
Donald served his country in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Korean conflict from 1953 to 1955. He was a truck driver for various companies and later became his own owner/operator, retiring in 1999. Donald was a member of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Appleton. He enjoyed camping, especially in Marion with his family.
Donald is survived by his loving wife of 56 years, Joyce; three daughters, Debora Cornaro, VA, Karen Kraft, Kaukauna, and Lisa (Percy) Lawrence, Appleton; son, Mark (Michelle), Appleton; nine Grandchildren; six Great-Grandchildren; a brother, Steve; sister-in-law, Carol Hopfensperger, Appleton; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Arthur, and Raymond; two sisters, Marie, and Pearl; and a nephew, Adam.
Memorial service will be 11:00 AM on Friday November 16, 2012 at GOOD SHEPHERD LUTHERAN CHURCH, 2220 E College Ave, Appleton with Rev. Martin E. Koeller, and Rev. Timothy Seabaugh co-officiating. Visitation will be at the church on Friday beginning at 10:00 AM until the hour of service. Full military honors will follow his service. Burial will be at Highland Memorial Park, Appleton.
Donald's family would like to thank the staffs at Theda Care at Home Hospice, especially Dawn, Amy, and Trish; Martha Siekman Cancer Center; and Theda Clark Medical Center, especially Dr. Phillips for all their care and compassion for Donald and his family.
Published in Appleton Post-Crescent on Nov. 14, 2012