Muehlig Funeral Chapel

403 South Fourth Ave, Ann Arbor, MI


Opal Hopper

June 1, 1923September 4, 2020

Hopper, Opal L. 6/1/1923-9/4/2020 Opal Hopper of Dexter and Ann Arbor, MI. passed away peacefully on September 4, 2020 at Brookdale Senior Living. She was born on June 1, 1923 in Angola, Indiana to James Kaufman and Vera Isenhower. She was preceded in death by her husband of 71 years Carl C. Hopper (2014) and her son-in-law Robert Shoop (2015). Opal is survived by her three children: Douglas Hopper (Barbara) of Nashville, TN, Diana Shoop of N. Attleboro, MA, and Nancy Chizek (Robert) of Ann Arbor, MI as well as seven grandchildren: Chuck, Kirstin and Eric Hopper, Matthew (Jill) Shoop, Dan (Meredith) Chizek, Lisa (Scott) Mulka and Jennifer Chizek. Also survived by eight great grandchildren: Katie Swaringen, Jason Hopper, Sophia and Christoper Shoop, Nathan and Zachary Chizek, Charlotte and Jacob Mulka. She enjoyed traveling, reading, baking, playing cards, needlework, sewing, bowling, doing word search and crossword puzzles and watching Hallmark movies. She loved spending time with her family whenever possible with lots of stories and laughter around the noisy dinner table with the little kids entertaining. After 97 years she has left us with many treasured memories. She was a true example of the “greatest generation.” She was a loving, quiet role model to us all and such a lady in every way…. We will all miss her so very much…. Cremation as taken place with a service to held at a later date. We would like to thank the staff at Brookdale Ann Arbor and Arbor Hospice for the respectful, kind care that they gave our mom in her final days. Donations may be made to Brookdale Senior Living—Ann Arbor, 21900 Ann Arbor Saline Rd, Ann Arbor MI 48103 or Arbor Hospice, 2366 Oak Valley Dr., Ann Arbor, MI 48103.


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Mary Ann Fielder

September 12, 2020

I have so many fond memories of Opal that cover so many years. The obituary describes her so well! I am fortunate to have known her. All of my thoughts and prayers to all of you.

John Covert

September 11, 2020

Opal and Carl Hopper are the nicest most honorable people I ever met in my years of service at Sarns Company starting in the early 1970s. God bless all the Hopper family.

Nellie Mannlein Naylor

September 9, 2020

Just remember the Hoppers from the good old days with the Gregorys. May Opal Rest In Peace.


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