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Vernon Hopp
(08-19-1937 - 11-09-2019)

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 Vernon Hopp, 82, of Elgin, passed away on Saturday November 9, 2019 at Sherman Hospital, Elgin. He was born on August 19, 1937 in Elgin, the son of Vernon and Eleanor (Wiemuth) Hopp. Vernon graduated from Dundee High School in 1955. Vern married his wife Donna (nee) Lagerstrom on March 7, 1959 and enjoyed 57 wedded years with her. He had owned and operated Hopp Accounting & Tax Service in Elgin for 51 years with his wife Donna and son Don. Vern loved to play Basketball and Baseball. His basketball glory moment was winning the National Lutheran Tournament in 1965. His love for coaching shined and touched many lives over 15 years with Continental Little League. Vern started working at a young age with his father at the Burr Oak Dairy in Dundee. He also worked for the Elgin Watch Case Factory before starting Hopp Accounting. Vern’s other hobbies included gardening & trains.

Survivors include his two sons: Eric (Lisa) Hopp and Don Hopp; 4 grandchildren: Tyler, Logan, Rachael and Madelyn; great grandson: Will Hopp; his brother: Gerald (Debbie) Hopp; along with many family and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife: Donna Hopp in 2016; his daughter-in-law: Michele Hopp; and siblings; Richard Hopp and Judy Oakleaf.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, November 16, 2019 at 11:00am at St. John's Lutheran Church, Elgin, with Rev. Hannibal Frederich officiating. Burial will follow at Bluff City Cemetery, Elgin. Visitation will be on Friday from 4:00pm-8:00pm at the Laird Funeral Home, Elgin, and on Saturday, at the church, from 10:00am until the time of service. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to St. John’s Lutheran Church or the Illinois Railway Museum. For information call 847-741-8800 or www.lairdfamilyfuneralservices.com

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