James Louis Hoppes, age 82, of Portland, passed away Wednesday, January 31, 2018. He was born February 21, 1935, the son of Leo and Philomena (Huhn) Hoppes. Jim was a devoted member of St. Patrick Catholic Church and he owned operated Hoppes Pole Barn for many years. He was an avid hunter and fisherman, he started his “Buck Barn” in 1967 that served as a gathering place for many during hunting season. Jim enjoyed various fishing trips to Alaska with friends, Ron Rock and Bill Shattuck. He often spent his free time playing cards, going to the casino, and he loved his grandchildren and great-grandchildren dearly.
Preceding Jim in death are his parents; infant son, James Leroy; son-in-law, Herb Platte; granddaughter, Amber Rose Platte; siblings, Virginia Townsend, Colleen Trierweiler, Dick (Carol) Hoppes, Stanley (Joan) Hoppes, Leon (Geraldine) Hoppes, and Jerry Hoppes. Surviving Jim are his beloved wife of 62 years, Sharon; children, Toni (Chuck) Miller, Craig Hoppes, Joe (Marian) Hoppes, Bonnie (Bob) Rockey, Michelle (David) Nurenberg, Kirk (Michele) Hoppes, Victor Hoppes, Becky (Scott) Hodge, Kristina (Dan) Platte; 28 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; siblings, Alice Kelly, Joe (Alice) Hoppes, Larry (Dee Dee) Hoppes, and Tom (Jill) Hoppes; and in-laws, Bill Trierweiler, Mary Hoppes, and Oscar Townsend.
The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Rev. Darrell Kempf at 1:00 p.m., Monday, February 5, 2018 at St. Patrick Catholic Church, Portland. Rite of Committal will follow at Portland Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Saturday from 4-6 p.m. and on Sunday from 12-3 p.m. at the Lehman Funeral Home, 210 E. Bridge Street, Portland. The rosaries will be prayed on Saturday at 6:00 p.m. and Sunday at 3:00 p.m. at the funeral chapel. Online condolences may be made at www.lehmanfuneralhomes.com.