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Louis Hoepf

Louis C. “Louie” Hoepf, 83, of Carey, went to be with the Lord on Monday, Oct. 11, 2021, at Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus, surrounded by his loving family.
On Nov. 6, 1937, Louie was born in Tiffin, the son of the late Urban and Dorothy (Fleck) Hoepf. He was raised in Salem Township and graduated from Salem High School in the class of 1955. He was proud to graduate in the top 10 of his class – of 12.
One fateful night, while dancing at the Meadow Brook Ballroom in Bascom, he met a young lady who caught his eye, Jean Ann Mathias. They eventually danced and from there the rest is history. They were married shortly thereafter on April 4, 1959, at St. Nicholas Catholic Church in Frenchtown. Together they shared 62 years of marriage and lovingly raised four children, Janet, Aaron, Brian and Maria.
In 1962, Louie went out on his own and started his electrical business, Hoepf Electric, which he owned and operated for 45 years. After his health declined, he was grateful to have his son, Aaron, step in and carry on the family business.
A man of faith, Louie was a member of Our Lady of Consolation, where he served as an usher and was a former member of the shrine chorale.
With a love for the outdoors, Louie enjoyed fishing and hunting, with his favorite adventures being trips to Canada and hunting on the family farm. He had a green thumb, always tending to his vegetable garden and taking pride in his yard. He also was an avid golfer and enjoyed playing cards with friends.
A jack of all trades, Louie was the first call for his family and friends if they ever needed anything. He would gladly help build your deck, work on your house and enjoyed woodworking too, often making furniture as a gift.
Everyone always gravitated towards Louie. He had an infectious personality, kind eyes, was a great story teller and was always good for a laugh. He had a heart of gold and he was a father figure to so many. His true pride and joy were his grandchildren and he loved being at all of their activities.
Left to cherish his memory are his beloved wife, Jean Ann Hoepf; four children, Janet (Chad) Hertel, Aaron (Traci) Hoepf, Brian Hoepf and Maria (Russell) Smith; a daughter-in-law, LeAnda Hoepf; 12 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; a brother, David (Sue) Hoepf; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Including his parents, he was preceded in death by a great-grandchild.
His family will greet friends from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 15, at Stombaugh-Batton Funeral Home, Carey. A mass of resurrection will be heldat 11 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 16, at Our Lady of Consolation, Carey, with the Rev. Tom Merrill, OFM Conv., officiating. A meal in his honor will follow at the OLC Shrine Cafeteria. All are welcome. Burial will take place at a later date at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Carey.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Peters Catholic School in Upper Sandusky, and Our Lady of Consolation School in Carey, and they may be sent to the care of the funeral home.
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