Viola Hopkins


(November 5, 2002)

Viola Hopkins, 76, died Tuesday, Nov. 5 at the Powell Nursing Home.

She was born in Tuttle, N.D., on Sept. 3, 1926, to Jacob and Amelia (Melhoff) Hinkle. She was raised in northern Minnesota and graduated from high school in Williams.

She married Lincoln Hopkins on Jan. 26, 1947, in International Falls, Minn. She spent most of her life as a homemaker and later worked for a Headstart Program for which she received many awards.

She enjoyed crafting, quilting, playing bingo, working with plants in her daughter Sally's greenhouse and spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Survivors include her daughters, Wanda Dobbs and Sally Bennet (Owen) of Powell, and Shirley Streiter (Tim) of Norway, Mich.; sons Leonard and Stanley Hopkins of Little Falls, Minn., Stephen (Laura) and George Hopkins of St. Cloud, Minn., Jacob Hopkins of Tacoma, Wash., and Russell and Eugene Hopkins of Selah, Wash.; grandchildren Bessie Holdsworth (Scott) of Powell, Jodi McDonald, Chat Puttonen, Bryan Puttonen (Brenda), Shawn Bennet, Aaron Bennet (Chelsea), Amanda Gutierrez (Jorge), Johnathan and Violet Hopkins, Joshua Hopkins, Justin, Jason and Jesse Hopkins; and numerous great-grandchildren, nephews and nieces.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Lincoln; two daughters; one son; two sisters and three brothers.

Service and burial will take place at Ft. Snelling National Cemetery, St. Paul, Minn., at a later date. She will be sadly missed by her family.