Edna “Sophie” M. Hopfensperger (Olson) age 83 of Neenah, WI joined the gardens of God on September 19, 2022. She was born to Norman and Gladys (Boardman) Olson in Elderon, WI on March 14, 1939. She married William Hopfensperger in March of 1968, joining their two families. She worked many jobs throughout her life, all of which included caregiving in some way.
Sophie enjoyed reading, watching old movies and was an animal lover. She was a big Elvis fan throughout her life, often filling the house with his music when she was doing any task. Being in her garden, taking trips to the casino as well as traveling to the family cottage in Crivitz were things she loved. More than anything, she treasured her family and the time with them.
Sophie is survived by her husband, Bill “Hoppy” Hopfensperger; her children, Bob (Ann) Olson, Terry (Shelly) Olson, and Kelly (Stacy) Hopfensperger; her step-children, Linda (Rod) McCants; Kim (Rob) Mildenhall, Bill “Butch” (Karen) Hopfensperger, Tony Hopfensperger, and Teri Hopfensperger; her grandchildren, Jill (Marco) and their daughter, Viviana, Jackson (Kayla) and their daughter, Eden, Conrad, Brenna, Matthew, Ryan, Dillon, Tyler, and Jordyn; and her siblings, Ken “Doc” (Mary) Olson, Carol Miller, and Alice (Rodger) Malueg.
Sophie is preceded in death by her parents, first husband, David “Jack” Olson; her son, Jimmy Olson; her infant brother, Donald; her sister, Shirley (Don) Olson; brother, Edward “Dingle” Olson; and brother-in-law, Charles Miller.
A funeral visitation will be held for Sophie from 10 AM - 12 PM on Friday, September 23 at Wichmann-Laemmrich Funeral Home, 312 Milwaukee St, Menasha, WI with a funeral service to follow at 12 PM. Sophie will be laid to rest at Greenlawn Memorial Park in Neenah following the service.
The family would like to recognize the staff at St. Paul’s Rehab center in Kauakauna and Care Partners Country Terrace in Hortonville for the caregiving they provided Mom in her last months. You are all angels on earth.
"You can do anything but lay off of my blue suede shoes.” – Elvis Presley