Conroy- Elvena Irene Hopp of West Branch formerly of Conroy, died Tuesday, January 19, 2021 at Crestview Specialty Care in West Branch at the age of 101.
Elvena was born on November 28, 1919, near Williamsburg, Iowa, the daughter of Axel and Minnie (Klever) Fant. Elvena was united in marriage to Otto Carl Hopp Jr. on May 4, 1937 at the Trinity Lutheran Parsonage in Conroy. She was a homemaker, sold Avon and worked at the Woolen Mill, cooked at the Colony Inn and Ox Yoke Inn. She was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church, where she was active in the Ladies Aid, Choir and was a Sunday School teacher. She also sang in the Sweet Adeline's. Elvena could play music by ear on the organ, piano, accordion, harmonica or guitar.
She is survived by her three children, Marlene Rich of Tiffin, Judy (Kent) Kaeser of Tipton and Harold (Kathy) Hopp of Shueyville; 11 grandchildren; 22 great grandchildren; numerous great great grandchildren; a sister Dorothy Plagmann of Cedar Rapids. She is preceded in death by parents, husband, a son Robert and Mary Lou Hopp, 3 brothers Carl, Adolph and John Fant and 4 sisters Annie Heitman, Carrie Wandling, Ruth Imhoff and Mary Fant.
Celebration of Life Service will be 10:30 am on Saturday, January 23, 2021 at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Conroy. Burial will be in the Trinity Lutheran Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from 5:00 to 7:00 pm at the Powell Funeral Home in Williamsburg. A memorial fund has been established for Trinity Lutheran Church. Messages and tributes may be left at www.powellfuneralhomes.com.