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Donald N. Hopping
ABINGDON-Donald N. Hopping, 87, Moline, formerly of Abingdon, died at 5:15 a.m. Monday, January 5, 2009, at Heartland Heathcare Center in Moline.
He was born April 24, 1921, in Astoria the son of Ira E. and Sara Mae (Clover) Hopping.
Don is survived by his brother, Everett L. “Bud’’ (Maxine) Hopping, Moline; two sisters, Catherine “Ilene’’ Stambaugh, Aurora, and Doris Crabtree, Alton; several nieces and nephews and their families.
He was preceded in death by his parents, and four brothers, Clayton, Dale, Marshall and Marvin.
He grew up in Abingdon and graduated from Abingdon High School in 1939. He later served in the U.S. Army during World War II and was stationed in Alaska where he helped build the ALCAN Highway across Alaska. He was a past member of the Harry E. Wiles American Legion Post #381 in Abingdon.
He had lived in Moline since 1964. He worked at International Harvester in Moline, retiring as a machinist.
Don loved fishing and spending time at his cottage on the Chippewa River near Radisson, Wis. He also enjoyed reading and ice cream.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 9, 2009, in the Hinchliff-Pearson-West Abingdon Chapel, 206 N. Washington St., Abingdon, with the Rev. Robert Tillman officiating. Burial will be in the Abingdon Cemetery. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Friday at the chapel.
Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association or the American Cancer Society. Online condolences may be made at www.h-p-w.com
Don will be remembered for his kindness and sweetness. He was the patriarch of the family letting everyone know what was going on in and with the family.
Everyone is invited to join the family at a luncheon in honor of Don which will be served in the community room at the Abingdon Banking Center, 805 N. Monroe St., Abingdon, following the services.