Mary M. Hooper July 22, 1923 - June 4, 2019

Mary M. Hooper

Mary M. Hooper, 95, formerly of La Porte, Indiana, passed away peacefully at the home of her daughter in Lafayette, Indiana, on Tuesday, June 4, 2019.

Mary was born July 22, 1923, in Chicago, Illinois, to John and Lena (Paul) Kampf.

In 1942, in Santa Barbara, California, Mary married Steven Popilchak. He was stationed in the Army there. He passed away in 1959. On Oct. 7, 1961, Mary married Harold J. Hooper, who preceded her in death on Aug. 21, 1981.

Mary was employed with Whirlpool. She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in La Porte and she loved to have her family around her.

Mary is survived by two daughters, Cheryl (John) Gladden of Lafayette, Indiana, and Margaret (Jerry) Cummins of Elkhart, Indiana; three grandchildren, Matt Cummins, Patrick Gladden and Sarah Gladden Thoma; two great-grandchildren, Lily and Brandon; a sister, Sandra Arndt of La Porte, Indiana; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her two husbands; a son, Harold P. Hooper; a granddaughter, Leslie Cummins; and two brothers, John and Nick Kampf.

Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. CST Friday, June 7, 2019, at Frank L. Keszei Funeral Home, Essling Chapel, 1117 Indiana Ave., La Porte, Indiana. A Parish Rosary will be recited at 4 p.m. CST.

A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. CST Saturday, June 8, 2019, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 109 C St., La Porte, Indiana. Family and friends may gather at 9 a.m. CST in the funeral home on Saturday. Reverend Ian Williams will officiate. Burial will follow in Pine Lake Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, 6500 Technology Drive, Suite 100, Indianapolis, Indiana 46278 or American Kidney Fund, 6110 Executive Blvd., Suite 1010, Rockville, MD 20852-9813.

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