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Colette Kaye Hopson

Colette Kaye Hopson
Colette Kaye Hopson
- June 24, 2017

Colette Kaye Hopson, 57, of Sturgis, stepped onto higher ground surrounded by her family on Thursday, June 22, 2017, at Rapid City Regional Hospice House.  She was born August 11, 1959, in McLaughlin, SD, to Leo Weist and Violet Anderson.

Colette graduated in 1977 from Sturgis Brown High School.  On August 7, 1977, she was united in marriage to Timothy Joe Hopson.  In her spare time, she enjoyed going on drives through the hills with her husband, playing bunko with friends, decorating her home, spending time with her grandchildren, and having Sunday morning breakfast with her family.

She is survived by her husband, Timothy Joe Hopson of Sturgis; her daughter, Cody and husband, Ryan Eixenberger, of Sturgis; son, Tyler and wife, Amanda Hopson, of Sturgis; son, Drew and Kalee Hopson of Corpus Christi, TX; nine grandchildren, Tre` Parlier, Kaidan Hopson, Ari Eixenberger, Liam Eixenberger, Bennett Hopson, Bodhi Hopson, Carter Hopson, Keira Hopson, and Coen Hopson; her mother, Violet Anderson and step-father, Bill Anderson, of Sturgis; father, Leo Wiest of Chadron, NE; sister, Brenda and husband, Babe Johnson, of Newcastle; sister, Patti and husband, Mike Reid, of Highlands Ranch, CO; brother, Gary and wife, Shannon Wiest of Carmichael, CA; and brother, Waylon Wiest and wife, Courtney, of Chadron, NE.  She is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews who love and will miss her dearly.

A memorial services will be held Tuesday, June 27, 2017, at 11:00 a.m. at Sturgis United Methodist Church. 

Colette was encouraged and found strength by following the stories of children battling cancer. Knowing that these young warriors were fighting so hard to get better gave her the courage to keep fighting her own battle.  Her courage, sense of humor and will to survive were an inspiration to her friends, family and loved ones.  Her spirit will live on with those she left behind.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital at the following link: http://giftfunds.stjude.org/colette.

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.kinkadefunerals.com.



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