Patricia "Pat" Hoopengardner
June 23, 1934 – January 25, 2021
Patricia “Pat” (Liggett) Hoopengardner, 86, of Fort Wayne passed away in the morning of Monday, January 25, 2021. She was a loving daughter, sister, and wife as well as a proud mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and friend. Pat was born June 23, 1934, to the late Forest and Marvel (Leonard) Liggett, the ninth of 11 children. She grew up in Fort Wayne, Indiana, where she graduated from Central High School in 1952. After high school, she worked at Lincoln Life until her first child was born in 1959. Pat married Victor Hoopengardner on August 4, 1957, and to that union, nine children were born. The couple was happily married for 46 years until Victor’s passing on Aug. 9, 2003. Together, they raised their children at their family home in Fort Wayne where Patricia resided for more than 50 years. Pat donated thousands of hours of her time volunteering alongside her husband for the Police Athletic League, where she continued volunteering after Victor’s death. In her spare time, Pat loved to sew, read, watch sports and spend time with her beloved friends and family. Pat is survived by her sons, Mike (Kristy), Richard, Brian (Kristie), Steve (Anne), Gerald and Jim; daughters, Tracey (Adam) and Susan (Scott); 14 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by siblings, Alice, George, Barbara and Charles. Pat was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Victor; son, Gary; and six of her siblings. A private family funeral service will be held at a later time. Public viewing will be from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 6, 2021 at Greenlawn Funeral Home, 6750 Covington Road, Fort Wayne. Burial will be at Greenlawn Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in her honor to Police Athletic League Youth Center, 2121 Olladale Drive, Fort Wayne, Indiana 46808.
Police Athletic League Youth Center
2121 Olladale Drive, Fort Wayne, Indiana 46808
Saturday, February 6, 2021
Patricia "Pat" Hoopengardner
February 6, 2021
To Brian and his extended family,
You have our deepest sympathy . We were saddened to hear that Pat had not been doing well and is now gone. Pat obviously thought very highly of family and was very proud to continue her lifelong work of supporting children and helping others. That is the glory in a large family. One learns to do for others, putting the needs of others first and rejoicing in the good feelings that come from being a servant of God. The Ligget and Hoopengardner families have been blessed with a great role model. May she rest in peace and her legacy be long remembered.
------Karen and John Western
The greatest among you shall be your servant.
Whoever brings blessing will be enriched, and one who waters will himself be watered.
When he had washed their feet and put on his outer garments and resumed his place, he said to them, “Do you understand what I have done to you? You call me Teacher and Lord, and you are right, for so I am. If I then, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another's feet. For I have given you an example, that you also should do just as I have done to you.
February 5, 2021
To the Hoopengardner family: I want to send my deepest sympathy to you all in the loss of Pat. I coached PAL football for 28 years and thought the world of her. I always found her so kind and sweet. She was a wonderful woman and may the Good Lord give you comfort in your loss.
February 1, 2021
Hoopengardner children - I was so sad to hear of your Mother's passing. We go way back in time. I used to babysit for a few of you when you were little. Your Dad gave me away at my wedding 52 years ago and took all my wedding photos. Your Mom was right by his side at the wedding. They were two of the best people I had in my life. I will remember them with fond memories always.