Penny Hopper

Obituary of Penny Ann Hopper

Hopper, Penny Ann Saginaw, Michigan Loving mother, grandmother, and sister passed away on Sunday evening, April 4, 2021 at Ascension St. Mary’s. She was 71 years old. Penny Ann LaVigne was born August 13, 1949 in Saginaw, Michigan to the late William and Leona (Lasecki) LaVigne. She married George O. Hopper Jr. on October 23, 1971, he preceded her in death on February 6, 2001. Penny was employed by Carrollton Public Schools as a paraprofessional, retiring in 2014 after many years of service. Penny was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Carrollton for many years until their closure and then attended 242 Community Church. She loved spending time at the Zilwaukee Boat Launch while reading her favorite books and watching the boats come through. Penny had a big heart and lived a life of service, her door was always open for anyone that needed help. Together with her sisters, she would host misfit Christmas for anyone that didn’t have a place to go on Christmas. But, what she really loved most was spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren. Surviving are one son, Matthew (Ellen) Hopper; daughter in-law, Farrah Madsen; grandchildren, Georgie IV, Griffin, Lincoln, Gage, Samuel, and Lillian; siblings, Darlene (Jerry) Ursuy, Terry (Michelle) LaVigne, Michelle (Scott) Bergquist; sister in-law, Judy LaVigne; brother and sister in-law, Elson (Hattie) Hopper and many nieces and nephews. Penny was preceded in death by her son, Georgie O. Hopper III; brother, Ronald LaVigne. In keeping with Penny’s wishes, cremation has taken place. Her family is planning a memorial service later this summer. MEMORIALS: In lieu of flowers, those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to the wishes of the family c/o Matthew Hopper. Deisler Funeral Home is honored to serve the Hopper family. Please share your thoughts and memories with the family through www.deislerfuneralhome.com.
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