September 28, 1947 - September 17, 2021
Millstadt, Illinois - Dennis Kenneth Hopfinger, 73 of Millstadt, IL., passed away on Friday, September 17, 2021, in his home.
He was born September 28, 1947 in Belleville, IL to the late Kenneth G. and Irene M., nee Leonard, Hopfinger. He married Linda K. Hicks in 1972, she survives.
Dennis graduated from Althoff Catholic High School in 1965. He then went on to obtain his Associates Degree from Belleville Area College. Dennis joined the army in 1969, proudly serving our country in the Vietnam War, earning the Bronze Star. After his years in the Army, Dennis was a communications technician for AT&T for 47 years retiring in 2014.
He was a member of the Zion Evangelical Church in Millstadt, IL., and American Legion Post #502 in Millstadt. Dennis enjoyed gardening, landscaping, and woodworking.
In addition to his wife, Dennis is also survived by his daughter, Melissa Scott; son, Scott (Carol) Hopfinger; two grandchildren, Norah Scott, and Benjamin Hopfinger; two sisters, Darlene (Gary) Gansmann, and Carol (David) Harres; and their dog, Daisy. He is also survived by aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews, great nieces and great nephews.
Visitation will be held on Wednesday, September 22, 2021 from 4 to 8 pm at Zion Evangelical Church in Millstadt, IL., and on Thursday, September 23, 2021 from 8:30 a.m. -9:30 a.m. at Zion Evangelical Church in Millstadt, IL. Funeral Services will be held on Thursday, September 23, 2021, at 9:30 am, at Zion Evangelical Church in Millstadt, IL, with Rev. Darrell Weber officiating.
Burial with military honors will be held at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery at 11 am on Thursday, September 23, 2021.
Memorials may be made out to Songs 4 Soldiers.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you plant something beautiful so that you can leave the world as beautiful as Dennis did.
For more information, please access our website, www.leesmanfuneralhome.com
. Leesman Funeral Home, Millstadt, IL, handled arrangements.
Published by Belleville News-Democrat on Sep. 20, 2021.