Mark Douglas Hopkins, 54, of 708 Delta Avenue in Gladstone passed away Friday morning, March 25, 2011 at his residence following a lengthy illness.
Mark was born November 2, 1956 in Madison Wisconsin. He was a 1975 graduate of Gladstone Area High School and earned his B.S. in Marketing from Michigan Technical University. Afterwards, he used his technical and business skills to form two successful computer software companies.
Mark spent nearly 10 years working for an international relief organization which allowed him to travel the world giving to his fellow man. Mark had a big heart and freely shared his gifts with those in need. Mark spent the majority of his adult life in Ventura, California, but returned home in his final days where he was welcomed and supported by his dearest friends.
Mark was a devout packer fan and carried the spirit of “The Pack” with him wherever he went. He lived hard and loved hard, and we all benefited from having him in our lives.
Mark is survived by:
His wife, Kym Hopkins of Ventura, CA
Four daughters, Alynn (Roger) Martinez of Camarillo, CA, Hannah, Haley and Olivia of Ventura, CA
Two grandchildren, Angelique and Aiden Martinez
His sister, Audrey Hopkins of Ferndale, MI
A nephew, Benjamin and a niece, Heather.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Douglas and Elaine Wesolowski, his sister, Jan Hopkins and maternal grandparents, John and Sara Fink.
Mark’s family will receive friends on Wednesday, March 30 from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM at the Skradski Funeral Home in Gladstone. Memorial services celebrating Mark’s life will follow at 5:00 PM at the funeral home with Pastor Jonathan Schmidt officiating.