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A celebration of Rusty’s life will be held a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital or Tunnel to Towers Foundation.
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HOPPER, Russal “Rusty”
Age 38, passed away unexpectedly at Bronson Methodist Hospital on Tuesday, December 14, 2021. Rusty was born in Pauls Valley, Oklahoma on April 23, 1983, the son of Ted and Sally (Burnett) Hopper. He attended Lawrence High School and Kalamazoo Valley Community College. Rusty served his country honorably in the United States Army. He was a kind a compassionate man who always puts the needs of others before his own. He had a passion for helping those in need and would often stop at the scene of accidents and roadside incidents to help strangers. Rusty loved his family and will be missed by everyone who knew him. He was a former volunteer firefighter and loved to plow snow. Rusty can now do his snow dance from up above. On September 30, 2006, he married Erika M. (Maurer) Scheibe, who survives. Rusty is also survived by his daughters, Mariah and Marianna Hopper; step-daughter, Kathy (Alex Duncan) Scheibe; granddaughter, Annmarie Duncan; mother, Sally Hopper; brother, Jason Hopper; half-siblings, Ed (Sue) Hopper, David Hopper, Thomas (Kari) Hopper, Connie Dise, Don Hopper, Rick Hopper and Ron (Deb) Hopper and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father, Ted Hopper; grandparents, James and Pearl Hopper and Curtis and Agnes Burnett; brother in-law, Tom Dise and father and mother in-law, Sam and Elizabeth Maurer. A celebration of Rusty’s life will be held a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital or Tunnel to Towers Foundation.