OF LIFE EVENT
KID HOPKE'S
CELEBRATION
ON NOVEMBER 8, 2014 WE HELD A MEMORIAL AND CELEBRATION
OF LIFE FOR OUR BROTHER ED 'KID' HOPKE, WHO HAD PASSED
AWAY FROM CANCER ON OCTOBER 28
th. OUR HIBBING CHAPTER,
WITH THE HELP OF KID'S FAMILY, HELD THIS EVENT AT OUR
CLUBHOUSE IN KELLY LAKE MINNESOTA. THERE WAS STANDING
ROOM ONLY ON BOTH FLOORS OF THE CLUBHOUSE. BROTHERS
CAME FROM AS FAR AWAY AS FLORIDA AND NEW YORK TO JOIN
WITH ALL OF KID'S FAMILY AND LOVED ONES, TO HONOR A TRUE
BROTHER & FAMILY MAN. SEVERAL MOTORCYCLE CLUBS FROM
MINNESOTA WERE REPRESENTED ALSO, ALONG WITH ALOT OF
BIKERS AND FRIENDS WHO HAD LOVED & RESPECTED THE MAN
THAT WE ALL KNEW AS KID HOPKE. THIS GATHERING BECAME A
2 DAY CELEBRATION, WITH MOST OF OUR BROTHERS ARRIVING
ON FRIDAY AFTERNOON. THE MEMORIAL ON SATURDAY WAS
AFFICIATED BY OUR MELBOURNE FLORIDA BROTHER CHAPLAIN
DAN, WITH GUEST SPEAKER BARRY 'HIGHLIGHT' BURTON, WITH
SEVERAL BROTHERS & FRIENDS WHO GOT UP TO EXPRESS HOW
BROTHER KID HAD TOUCHED THEIR LIVES. A MILITARY HONOR
GUARD FROM THE LOCAL VFW POST 8510 PRESENTED A 21 GUN
SALUTE AND EVEN WITH THE COLD MINNESOTA WEATHER THAT
WEEKEND, MANY OF THE LOCAL BIKERS ROAD MOTORCYCLES
TO SHOW THEIR RESPECT. WE ALL WANT TO THANK KID'S WIFE
SHELLY AND HIS SONS JEFF AND CHUCK, FOR LETTING US JOIN
WITH THEM IN BIDDING OUR OLD BROTHER GOODBYE. WE WILL
ALL MISS HIS WISDOM AND HIS LONG WINDED CONVERSATIONS.
LOVE & RESPECT BROTHER YOU ARE A WARLOCK FOREVER!!!