April 22, 2021

Marvin Hopf


Marvin George Hopf, 75, son of Theodore and Martha (Nunke) Hopf in rural Montgomery County, April 28, 1945. He passed away Friday, April 2, 2021, at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines.

Open visitation will be 2 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 6, 2021, at Steen Funeral Home in Greenfield, with family present 5 to 7 p.m.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 7, 2021, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Greenfield with burial in Greenfield Cemetery. Rev. Dr. Keith Schweitzer will officiate the service.

Memorials may be directed to the Marvin Hopf memorial fund to be established by the family at a later date. Steen Funeral Home in Greenfield is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be left to the family at www.steenfunerals.com.

Marvin was baptized and confirmed at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Greenfield. He attended school at Richland and graduated from Orient-Macksburg High School in 1962. He joined the U.S. Army Reserves from July of 1965 to June of 1971. He was united in marriage to Evelyn Krauss Jan. 24, 1971. To this union two children were born: Denise Lynn and Brian Paul.

Marvin farmed his whole life, first with his parents and then he purchased a farm in 1970 and continued to farm with his wife and parents. He was a hard working farmer raising corn, beans, hay, cow-calf herd and hogs. He enjoyed hunting, tinkering with old John Deere tractors and spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren.

He would help anyone in time of need and enjoyed visiting with friends. He was Richland Township clerk for 30 years, served on the Orient-Macksburg School Board, served on the ASCS committee and was a member of the Immanuel Lutheran Church.

He is survived by his wife, Evelyn Hopf of Orient; daughter, Denise Ackerlund (Aaron) of Madrid; daughter-in-law, Crystal Hopf of Stanton; five grandchildren: Evan, Corinne and Logan Hopf, Anthony and Andrew Ackerlund; other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; father and mother-in-law, Elmer and Martha Krauss; son, Brian Hopf in September of 2018.