William “Hopper” Duman, 86, died at his Parknoll Lane, Port Washington residence on Thursday, Decmeber 28, 2006.
He was born November 12, 1920 in Port Washington. He atteneded Port Washington High School and was an accomplished athlete in football, tennis and played on the 1936 State Champion Basketball team under Coach Sam DeMerit. He served our country during World War Two in the Navy. After the was he worked at the former Harnischfeger Corp., Port Washingotn until it closed. He then worked at the former QuikMix / PCM / Koehring Corp. Port Washington as a machinist until he retired in 1985. He was also a part-time Department of Natural Resources Assistant to Warden Al Wilke for many years.
Hopper married Sally Lou Roberts of Beaver Dam, Wisconsin on January 25, 1965 in Mosinee, Wisconsin. They lived on S Milwaukee Street in Fredonia for many years. In 1991 they moved to Port Washington and wintered in Southern Texas. He loved the outdoors and enjoyed hunting for deer, moose and antelope, fishing for muskie and in his later years enjoyed wood working. He was a Life member of Belgium Memorial Post 5373 VFW.
He is survived by his wife Sally of Port Washington, children Dean (Marlene) Duman of Flower Mound, Texas, Perry Duman of San Fransisco, California and Robin (Tim) Jaeger of Cedarburg. Further survived by grandchildren Erin Richardson and Kimberly Richardson, brother-in-law Rob Roy Roberts of LaCrosse, Wisconsin, sister-in-law Dorothy Jane (Ralph) Whitney of Vancouver, Washington, other relatives and friends. Preceded in death by a son-in-law, granddaughter Jessica Ann Orman and a sister, Lucille Odau.
Pastor Mark Voll will officiate memorial services at Noon on Wednesday, January 3, 2007 at Friedens Evangelical Church, 454 N Milwaukee Street, Port Washington. Cremation with final interment in Union Cemetery, Port Washington. Family will recieve friends from 10 am – Noon on Wednesday at church. Memorials to Heartland Hospice, 1072 Gateway Court, West Bend, WI 53095 appreciated.