Margaret L. Hop, 98, of Le Mars, Iowa passed away on Saturday, December 21, 2019 at the Good Samaritan Society in Le Mars. Memorial services will take place at 10:30 a.m. on Monday December 23, 2019 at the Mauer – Johnson Funeral Home in Le Mars. Rev. Dr. Nevada DeLapp of the Calvin Christian Reformed Church in Le Mars will officiate. Burial will take place at a later date at Resthaven Memory Gardens, rural Le Mars. Visitation will begin at 9:30 a.m. on Monday at the funeral home.
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Margaret Leona Hop was born on February 9, 1921, in Sioux Center Iowa, the daughter of Gerrit and Jennie (Rens) Rozeboom. She attended country school near her home. During WWII, Margaret worked on B-29 airplanes at Boeing Aircraft in Wichita, Kansas as a “Rosy the Riveter”.
On October 31, 1944, Margaret and Julius A. Hop were united in marriage in Sioux Center, Iowa while Julius was on leave from WWII. They made their home in Le Mars, Iowa where they raised their four sons.
Margaret worked many years at the Le Mars Daily Sentinel in the circulation department.
She was a member of the Calvin Christian Reformed church, did volunteer work at Good Samaritan Society and the Plymouth County Museum. Margaret loved entertaining people in her home, working with her houseplants and Christmas shopping for her family.
Survivors include her four sons and their wives, Bob and Lynn of Carlos, MN, Dave and Jean of Council Bluffs, IA, Jim and Amy of Wyoming MI and Tim and Lexie of Le Mars, IA, ten grandchildren, fourteen great-grandchildren, and a sister, Connie Korver of Orange City IA.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Gerrit and Jennie Rozeboom; her husband, Julius Hop on March 9, 1991; and a brother, John Rozeboom.