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Martin Hoopingarner

January 25, 1925 March 23, 2016
Martin Hoopingarner
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MINIER, Ill. – Martin F. “Shorty” Hoopingarner, 91, of Minier, Ill., passed away at 7:22 a.m. Wednesday, March 23, 2016, at Timber Creek Rehabilitation & Health, Pekin.

Martin was born on Jan. 25, 1925, in Clay City, Ind., to the late Golden and Violet (McKee) Hoopingarner. He was married to Martha Pine for 49 years. She preceded him in death on Jan. 21, 1995. He later married Klara Blew on Oct. 7, 1995, in Peoria. She preceded him in death.

He was also preceded in death by one child, four brothers, and one sister.

He is survived by his daughter, Christi (Larry) Brooks of Minier, Ill.; stepdaughter, Judith (Kaye) Crawford of Pekin; one sister, Joan Kolb of Sunnyland; and several nieces and nephews.

Martin was a World War II Navy veteran. He was a machine operator for Caterpillar, retiring in 1977.

He was a member of Southside Baptist Church, the Peoria Sportsman’s Club and VFW Post 8662, where he was a life member.

Martin loved hunting and fishing and enjoyed working with his hands. He never met a stranger.
A funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 26, 2016, at Wright & Salmon Mortuary.
Pastor Jack Thompson. Visitation will be from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday prior to the service. Burial will be in Swan Lake Memory Gardens.

Memorials may be made to St. Jude Midwest Affiliate.

Friends may sign the online guestbook or send private condolences by logging onto www.wrightandsalmon.com.

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Visitation

Saturday

26

Mar

9:00 AM 3/26/2016 9:00:00 AM - 11:00 AM 3/26/2016 11:00:00 AM
Wright & Salmon Mortuary

2416 N North St
Peoria, IL 61604

Wright & Salmon Mortuary
2416 N North St Peoria 61604 IL
United States

Funeral Service

Saturday

26

Mar

11:00 AM 3/26/2016 11:00:00 AM
Wright & Salmon Mortuary

2416 N North St
Peoria, IL 61604

Wright & Salmon Mortuary
2416 N North St Peoria 61604 IL
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Swan Lake Memory Gardens Final Resting Place

4601 Route 150
Peoria, IL 61615

4601 Route 150 Peoria 61615 IL
United States

Memorial Contribution

St. Jude Midwest Affiliate

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