Rick Hopkins, 58, formerly of Columbus Junction, died Sunday, Nov. 3, 2013, at Arbor Court following a lengthy illness.
Visitation will begin after noon on Wednesday, Nov. 6, at the Olson-Powell Memorial Chapel where the family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Funeral services will be held Thursday, Nov. 7, at 10 a.m. with Jim Luder officiating. Memorials may be directed to the family. On-line condolences may be directed to www.olsonpowell.com.
Born in Denison on Oct. 4, 1955, he was the son of Wayne and Eldonna Mae (Davis) Hopkins. He obtained his General Educational Degree. On July 31, 1982, he married Larinda Lee Collins.
After receiving his GED, he worked for a few years as a guidance counselor at Western Iowa Tech Community College in Sioux City. He later traveled extensively throughout the United States and worked as a laborer. He worked on oil rigs, blasted tunnels for gold mining, farmed and sold feed and fertilizer. His last employment was as a subcontractor doing heating and cooling ductwork.
He enjoyed fishing and was an avid Wii fan. He especially enjoyed riding his motorcycle. He was a member of ABATE of Iowa.
He is survived by his wife; his mother, Eldonna Feldhacker of Onawa; a daughter, Brandy Hopkins of Columbus Junction; two sons, Jason and Jacob Hopkins of Sioux City; three sisters, Darcey Hummell of Mt. Pleasant, Jolene Feldhacker and Linda Walker both of Onawa; a brother, Steven Hopkins of Lake Park; and three grandchildren.
Preceding him in death are his father, Wayne; step-father, Joseph Feldhacker; and a sister, Kolene, in infancy.