Dwight N. Hopson, 77, of Maquoketa, Iowa, passed away on Wednesday morning, June 20, 2018, at the Jackson County Regional Health Center in Maquoketa, Iowa.
A funeral mass celebrating Dwight's life will be held at 10 A.M., Saturday, June 23, 2018, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Maquoketa, Iowa. Visitation will be held on Friday, June 22, 2018, from 4 to 7 P.M. at Carson Celebration of Life Center in Maquoketa. Burial will be at the Sacred Heart Cemetery, Maquoketa, Iowa.
Dwight Neale Hopson was born on April 16, 1941 in Iowa City, Iowa, to John William and Macel M. (Rockwell) Hopson. He was a 1958 graduate of Maquoketa High School, and married Lynne Morehead on October 8, 1960 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Maquoketa. To this union three children were born, Greg, Jon and Rich.
Dwight first worked at Clinton Engines in Maquoketa until 1959. He then worked for the Iowa State Highway Commission until 1969, and from 1969 until retirement in 2006 he farmed in the rural Maquoketa area.
Dwight was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Maquoketa. He had previously served as a committeeman for ASCS office for three terms, as well as a Trustee for the Farmers Creek Township for many years.
He enjoyed dancing, fishing, camping, card playing, and attending the Iowa State Fair every year for over 30 years.
Those left to honor Dwight's memory include his wife, Lynne Hopson of Maquoketa, IA; children, Greg (Kathy) Hopson of Las Vegas, NV, Jon (Michelle) Hopson of Maquoketa, IA, and Rich (Kelly) Hopson of Dubois, PA; 8 grandchildren, Justin, Brian, Sarah, Sam, Derek, Jake, Luke and Kyle; 2 great-grandchildren, Isabel and Ethan; a sister, Shirley (Tom) Feller of Maquoketa, IA; and a brother-in-law, Kenneth Swanton of Goose Lake, IA. He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother Duane, and a sister Meredith Swanton.
In lieu of other expressions of sympathy, a Dwight N. Hopson memorial fund has been established.
Online condolences may be left at www.CarsonAndSon.com.
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I don't know Dwight personally but do know his Grandson and Granddaughter-in-law, Kayla. Your family has my deepest sympathy and prayers for this difficult time. God Bless You.
My deepest sympathies to the Hopson family.
Lynne and family-so so sorry for your loss. Always looked forward to seeing him at our class reunions..God Bless you!
So sorry Hopson family for your loss. Stub and Cindy
We were sorry to hear of Dwight's passing. Remembering all the good times we had together at the country dances. Our sincere sympathy to you Lynne and your family. Gary and Helen
Our Sincere Sympathy to the Hopson family.
Aunt Lynne, Greg, Jon, and Rich,
Heidi and I want to express our deepest sympathy to you and your families. I'm one of a short list of folks that had the honor of having your Husband/Dad as my Uncle Dwight. My greatest memory of Uncle Dwight as a youngster was his willingness, after a long day of work, to take the time to saddle the horses up and take a certain horse-crazed nephew on a ride through the pasture. I will truly miss his sense of humor and quick witted conversations. God Bless all your families during this rough time. God Bless Uncle Dwight.
Thinking of you, Lynne and your family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this very sad time. I love seeing the Winter Haven name badge in his picture. Dwight was always so upbeat with a smile and a twinkle in his eyes. God's blessings on you all.
To Lynne and family, My deepest sympathy.
Lynne and family, my thoughts and prayers are with you all during this sad time.
To the Hopson family , my sympathies.
You and your family have my sincere condolences and sympathy. Your Dad and I have two favorite things in common, farming and dancing. I know now where your "happy feet" come from.
Know that you and yours will be in my thoughts and prayers throughout this time of grief. May he rest in peace. Take care and safe travels, Sharon
When we lived near Emeline; Dwight & Lenny, Alden & Donna Browne, Jim Ihrig's, and
Lovell & I had a lot of fun together and have all stayed friends.
When I remember Dwight; I think of his positive attitude, that twinkle in his eye, dances,
cowboy hats, and that scarecrow that traveled. Dale and Lovell Caraway
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