ebook History of Watertown, Wisconsin


James E. Hoppe

1946- 2017


James E. Hoppe, 71, of Watertown, passed away on Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2017, at his home. A memorial service will be held on Monday at 7 p.m. at Hafemeister Funeral Home with the Rev. Dean Kurtz of Calvary Baptist Church in Watertown officiating. Burial will take place at Oak Hill Cemetery in Watertown. Family and friends may gather at the funeral home from 4 p.m. until the time of the service. Memorials, if desired, may be directed to the family.


James Edward Hoppe was born on March 17, 1946, in Watertown, the son of Edward and Eloise (nee Draeger) Hoppe. He was a 1964 graduate of Watertown High School and then went on to attend the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Jim played nine years of Minor League Baseball, playing seven years in Minnesota, one year in Cleveland and one year in Kansas City. He also played baseball in Lebanon as well as for the Oconomowoc 5Os and Watertown Cardinals. Most of all, Jim loved spending time with his grandchildren. Jim was a talented artist and photographer, one of his favorites being Holy Hill. He also enjoyed watching the Wisconsin Badgers and Green Bay Packers.


He is survived by his children, Debbie Sell, Shannon (Jason) Snow and Jayme (Dale) Hrobsky; grandchildren, Jacob Sell, Joseph Sell, Abbey Snow, Ben Snow, Ethan Bratz, Sawyer Hrobsky and Willow Hrobsky; as well as sister, Sue Schadd of Bonita Springs, Florida, and nieces Marie (Cory) Webster and Beth Schadd. He was preceded in death by his parents and brother-in-law, Bob Schadd.


We would like to thank Home Hospice care workers from Marquardt, Angie Olson, Shari Remington and Chad Gardner, for their times caring for our father. He really enjoyed your time and all your efforts helping him during the hardest part of his life.


Hafemeister Funeral Home and Cremation Service 611 E. Main St. Watertown




Table of Contents

History of Watertown, Wisconsin