Bonnie J. Hopper, 84, of Valparaiso, passed away Tuesday,
December 30, 2008 at her home.
She was born November 24, 1924 in Newark, Ohio, the daughter
of Elmer and Lillian (Birky) Hartman, both of whom preceded her in death..
On April 4, 1974 in Chesterton, she married Jack Hopper who
Also surviving are 3 children, Cheryl (Roger) Hickman, Diane
Lynn Walker, Jerry (Michelle) Millender; 1 stepson, John (Nellie) Hopper and
her beloved pets Nikki and Rusty; 4 grandchildren, Rob (Laurie) Kamick,
Sally Hickman, Rachel and Jacob Millender; 3 step-grandchildren, Kimberly
Hopper (Chad) Brentlinger, Sonya Parker and Jason Berryhill; 1
great-grandchild, Robbie Karnick; 1 step-great grandson, John Tyler
Brentlinger; 2 surrogate daughters, Elvira McEwan and Sue Longbehn.
She was also preceded in death by first husband Gerald
Kenneth Millender of Mr. Jerryís Beauty Salon.
Bonnie attended San Diego State University, was a homemaker,
a member of St. Johnís United Church in Chesterton, was a member of Beta
Sigma Phi, President of Wm A Wirt PTA, volunteered at Duneland Resale in
Chesterton, Christian Womanís Club, volunteered at local hospitals as a Pink
Lady and the Elks Club in Gary. She enjoyed spending time with her family,
friends, pets, delivering cookies and decorating for Christmas and all
holidays and visiting the Driver family in Del Mar, Calif.
Memorial services will be at 2 p.m. with visitation 1 hour
prior to services Saturday, January 3 at St. Johnís United Church in
Chesterton, 225 W. Lincoln Ave., Chesterton.
Memorial contributions can be made to Northwest Indiana
Humane Society, PO Box 2697, Miller Beach/Gary IN 46403 and Opportunity
Enterprises Transportation Dept. Valparaiso, IN.