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Delmar Lee Hoepner

March 4, 1943 ~ January 23, 2019 (age 75)

Delmar Lee Hoepner, 75, of Bettendorf, passed away suddenly at his home on January 23, 2019.  Private inurnment will be at a later date.  Memorials may be made to the Vera French Foundation.


He was born March 4, 1943, in Davenport, a son of Delmar and Ardis Louise (Smith) Hoepner, Sr.


Del was a 1961 graduate of Davenport West High School and served in the Iowa National Guard.


He had worked as a machinist at the Rock Island Arsenal before retiring in 1993.


A hobby of Del’s was working on classic cars.  He also enjoyed collecting antique bicycles and cycling memorabilia, which lead him to opening the Eldridge Bike Shop in 1982.


Survivors include his children Laura (James) Burks, Jamestown, IN, Robert Hoepner, Chicago, IL; two grandchildren; sister Ardell (Don) Staub, Davenport; brother Richard (Pam) Hoepner, Orlando, FL; and a niece and three nephews.

Donations may be made to:

Vera French Foundation
1441 W. Central Park Ave, Davenport IA 52804
Tel: 1-563-383-1900

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