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Danny P. Hoppers

April 1, 1981 ~ February 8, 2024 (age 42) 42 Years Old

Danny Hoppers Obituary

Daniel Patrick “Danny” Hoppers, age 42 of Mishawaka, passed away on February 8, 2024.  Danny was a beloved son, father, brother, and friend who left us too soon, leaving behind a legacy of love, laughter, and cherished memories.  He was born April 1, 1981, in Mishawaka, Indiana.  He was a graduate of Mishawaka High School, class of 2000, where was an exceptional wrestler, winning the first annual Al Smith Invitational in his weight class.

Danny is survived by his sons, Nick Hoppers and Isaiah Hoppers, and his parents, Charlie and Patti Hoppers, all of Mishawaka.  Surviving as well are his siblings, Kevin (Michele) Hoppers of Granger and Joel (Shere) Hoppers of Mishawaka, and Karen (Greg) Werbianskyj of Elkhart, along with his nephews Noah and Brayden Hoppers and his nieces Caelynn and Kya Hoppers, Kayla Werbianskyj, and numerous friends.  He was preceded in death by his maternal grandmother Virginia Aker and his paternal grandmother Omelia Hoppers.

Visitation will be held from 4-6 pm Wednesday, February 14, 2024, at New Life Church, 11593 McKinley Hwy, Osceola, IN 46561 with a celebration of Danny’s life to follow at 6pm.  Cruz Family Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Osceola has been entrusted with his care.  **A livestream of Danny’s memorial service will begin at 5:50pm and may be viewed in real time in the window below**

Danny found joy in the simple pleasures of life, whether it was spending time outdoors playing disc golf or kayaking, throwing darts or bowling with his friends, playing cards at the BK Club in Mishawaka, or cheering for his favorite sports teams. He was a die-hard fan of Notre Dame Football and the Chicago Cubs.  Danny was a thrill-seeker and his job maintaining cell phone towers in the area allowed him to climb into the clouds where he would often take breathtaking pictures of the earth from above to send to his family and friends.

Aside from his hobbies, Danny's greatest love was for his family. His sons were his pride and joy, the light of his life, and his nieces and nephews held a special place in his heart. His kindness knew no bounds, and his generosity touched the lives of all who knew him. His infectious sense of humor and fun-loving demeanor brought joy to others, ensuring that every moment spent in his company was filled with joy and warmth. Danny's spirit will forever live on in the hearts of those who were fortunate enough to know him, and the love, laughter, and zest for life that he embraced will be missed dearly.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to Danny’s family to help with future needs by following the link provided on the “Donate” tab above.   To light a virtual candle, share a story of his life, or leave a message of comfort for his family, please follow the links provided on the tribute wall tab above.


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February 14, 2024

4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
New Life Church
11593 McKinley Highway
Osceola, IN 46561

Celebration of Life
February 14, 2024

6:00 PM
New Life Church
11593 McKinley Highway
Osceola, IN 46561


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