Leo Michael Hopkins, 80, of Portland, died Monday, Jan. 3, 2005 in Portland.

Mr. Hopkins was born March 14, 1924 in Birkenfeld to Thomas and Laura (Cook) Hopkins. He grew up in Birkenfeld and attended Vesper School. In Sept. 1943, he entered the U.S. Army and served in World War II in the Philippines.

On Jan. 24, 1948, he married Eunice Hammerberg in Rainier and they established a home in the Nehalem Valley. She died in 1994.

Mr. Hopkins worked as a heavy equipment operator for Clatsop County, retiring in 1974. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was a longtime member of the National Rifle Association.

Mr. Hopkins is survived by a daughter, Carol Smith of Portland; a son, Michael Hopkins of Birkenfeld; a brother, John Hopkins of Parkdale; seven grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be 11 to 11:30 a.m. Friday, Jan. 7 at Nehalem Valley Community Church.

A reception will start at noon Friday before the service begins at 1 p.m.

Committal will be in Fishhawk Cemetery in Birkenfeld.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, in care of Hughes-Ransom Cremation & Mortuaries in Astoria.

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