Jeanne I. Hoppe, 91, of Burlington, passed away Monday, Jan. 8, 2024, at Zilber Family Hospice in Wauwatosa.

Jeanne was born in Burlington on July 9, 1932, to Daniel and Irene (nee Rhodes) Delaney. Her early life was spent in Burlington, where she graduated from Burlington High School. On Sept. 17, 1955 at St. Mary Catholic Church, she was united in marriage to Eugene Hoppe. They continued to reside in Burlington after marriage. Eugene preceded her in death on Dec. 27, 2011.

Jeanne was the administrative assistant to the Chief of Police for 20 years, retiring in February of 1979. She also managed the Rainbow Motel. In her free time, she relished any opportunity to work outside in the yard and cultivate her flower garden. She was an avid reader of mysteries and historical books and always kept up with the newest movies in theaters. While her grandson was deployed overseas, she enjoyed baking and sending baked goods to the troops and loved being a grandma.

Jeanne is survived by her son, Daniel (Stephanie Ashley) Hoppe; grandchildren, Douglas (Maddie), Michael and Karl (Rachel); and great-granddaughter, Margot. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and siblings, Patrick and Daniel.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Wisconsin Humane Society at or Humane Animal Welfare Society at

A funeral service will be held on Saturday, April 6, 2024, at 2 p.m. at Schuette-Daniels Funeral Home. Relatives and friends may visit with the family on Saturday, April 6 from noon until 2 p.m.

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