Rev. George S. Hopf

Chicago Suburban Daily Herald
October 17, 2004

Rev. George S. Hopf of Palatine A funeral Mass for Rev. George S. Hopf, 80, formerly of Milwaukee, will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, at the St. Joseph Home for the Elderly, 80 W. Northwest Highway, Palatine. Interment will be in Holy Cross Cemetery, Milwaukee. Visitation will be from 3 to 8 p.m. today, at the St. Joseph Home for the Elderly. Born May 19, 1924, in Kenosha, Wis., he died Saturday, Oct. 16, 2004, at Northwest Community Healthcare, Arlington Heights. Reverend Hopf began his education at St. James Elementary School in Kenosha. He went on to attend high school, college and theology training at St. Francis Seminary in Milwaukee, ordained in Milwaukee on May 28, 1949. His first assignment was as an associate pastor at St. Joseph Parish in Milwaukee, where he served from Sept. 1949 to March 1954. Other parishes served include St. John de Nepomuc in Milwaukee from March 1954 to June 1962, St. Mary Parish in Waukesha, Wis. from June 1962 to June 1966, St. Mary South in Milwaukee from June 1966 to June 1967, and Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish in West Allis, Wis. from June 1967 to June 1968. Reverend Hopf was then appointed to his first pastorate at Holy Rosary Parish in Milwaukee, where he served from June 1968 to June 1969. Other parishes he served as pastor include St. John the Baptist Parish in Woodhull, Wis. and St. Peter Claver Parish in Sheboygan, Wis. Reverend Hopf has resided with the Little Sisters of the Poor in Milwaukee and Palatine since 1985. Survivors include his sister, Mary (Gerald) La Brush; nephews, Dr. Daniel La Brush and Gregg La Brush; and many dear friends. In lieu of flowers, memorials would be appreciated for the Little Sisters of the Poor, c/o St. Joseph Home for the Elderly, 80 W. Northwest Highway, Palatine, IL 60067. Arrangements were made by Ahlgrim Family Funeral Home, Palatine. For information‚ (847)358-7411.


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