Richard “Rick” Garnet Hopfe

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Layle Hollar Thompson

Rick was one of my first male friend that I met back in 1972 whenwe moved to Viking. We always had a great time, no matter what we were doing, from driving around, visiting with other friends, or even going dancing. Rick spent a lot of time at our home in Viking. (Melda Hollar’s) And he went to work with my brother-in-law on the rigs. Rick took me to see Jerry Lee Lewis concert back in 74/75. I’m so glad that he was part my life. From his amazing smile to his funny laugh. Those wonderful eyes of his. I have so many wonderful memories and pictures to look back on. One of my favourite one is of him with four other friends and they all had make up on. I will always treasure the time I spent with this wonderful man. Prayers and hugs to his family. And to all his friends that he met throw out his life.

John

Rick was my neighbour across the back alley, my friend and my student. He was a unique person, when he had done something silly or wrong, that crooked grin would appear and much would be forgiven. I relished our encounters. I have not seen him since the early to mid seventies, although I believe I was at the reunion where he was talking to Earl Kindley. I guess I did not see or recognize him and I am disturbed by that. I suspect he had grown more than I projected later, like Doyle Myren did. He seamed much like his dad in many ways, who I treasured, growing up. I am very fond of the Hopfe Family and how they enriched my life. My thoughts and prayers are with them.

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