Bryan Hop Obituary, Death- After a valiant struggle against cancer, Bryan Hop, also known as Hopper or Mr. Hop, died away on Thursday, May 18th, accompanied by his family. He was known to many as Hopper or Mr. Hop. On September 25th, 1966, in the town of New Richmond, Wisconsin, he was born to his parents, Jo and Bruce Hop. His time spent during the summers in Forest River, North Dakota, with his relatives and friends, playing baseball and football, contributed significantly to the formation of many of his most treasured memories from his youth.
After receiving his diploma from New Richmond High School in 1985, he continued his education at the University of Minnesota, where he later became a trainer for the university’s football team. Additionally, he worked in the rehabilitation department at Fairview Riverside, and it was there that he met the woman who would become the love of his life, Gwen. On August 28th, 1993, Bryan and Gwen tied the knot and became husband and wife. They spent a lot of time traveling and antiquing, and they even had a spot in a store in Prescott, Wisconsin, where they sold antiques. In 1995, they made the acquisition of their most significant “antique,” a lovely old home in New Richmond that had been constructed in 1916 on North Starr Avenue.
This is the home where they brought up their three children, Jack, Russ, and Anna, who were his greatest accomplishment and source of delight. He never missed an occasion to show his support for his children’s academic and athletic endeavors, which included participation in various sports such as cross country, baseball, basketball, tennis, and volleyball. He regularly crammed additional people into his minivan in order to ensure that everyone was able to attend. Additionally, family vacations were among of Bryan’s favorite times, especially those that involved snorkeling in the Caribbean or driving across North Dakota and Montana to see his cousins.
After graduating from Concordia University, Bryan had a variety of positions throughout the years, including a position as a Human Resource Specialist at Bernard’s Northtown, where he also sold automobiles. Even though he liked spending time with his coworkers, he decided to pursue his master’s degree in education at UW-River Falls in 2004, despite the fact that he had a good time with them. He had been an esteemed educator in the city of New Richmond for the last 17 years. His prior experiences and his love for other people were mirrored in his innovative approach to teaching, which went beyond the fundamentals and included things like adopting low-income families during the holidays, teaching his kids how to play cribbage, and writing letters to elderly people in the neighborhood.
Bryan went above and above to assist other people, and he never once anticipated receiving anything in return. He would help people in any way he could, whether it was by serving food at holiday feasts, supporting local families in need, assisting young drivers with behind-the-wheel instruction, or stopping on the side of the road to assist strangers. He just wanted to make a difference in people’s lives. It brought him tremendous joy to spend time with his wife and children, to socialize with his friends and neighbors over a game of cards, to hunt for treasures at garage sales, to travel to new disc golf courses, and to visit state and national parks.
He will be remembered for always putting the needs of others above his own, seeing the best in everyone he met, sharing his thoughts on the most recent fantastic book he read, and making an unending supply of dad jokes and puns. Bryan is survived by his devoted wife of over 30 years, Gwen, children Jack, Russell, and Anna, brother Brent Hop, sister Nancy (Corey) Andersen, and sister-in-law. Also surviving him are brother-in-law and sister-in-law. Brother-in-law Cathy Hamblin, also known as Bob Dan Pearson, the sister’s husband’s brother Randy Pearson is our brother’s wife’s sister.
Aunts and uncles, as well as Cindy Pearson Winnie Nelson, Clarice Erickson, Steve O’Connell, as well as John (Arlene) Roe, Carl (Joann) Roe, Jeanette Roe, and their respective nieces and nephews. Alysha Hop, Andrew (Amber) Hop, Austin Hop, Nick Andersen, Abby Andersen, Jeff (Carleen) Hamblin, Donald (Michelle) Hamblin, Joel (Anna) Pearson, Kelina (Brett) Toney, Aaron (Heather) Pearson, Katlynn (Eric) Weedman, and a great number of other loving relatives, co-workers, and friends are mourning the loss of their loved one.