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Ron Hoppmann wins Madison Magazine Memoir Contest

Published on November 20, 2012, by in Contest.

 

Ron Hoppmann in front of the family’s home at 1418 Northern Court on Madison’s East Side, about 1945.

Madison Magazine Memoir Contest Winner Ron Hoppmann was born on Madison’s east side in 1934. He attended Marquette Elementary School and East High School. Ron spent three years active duty in the Marine Corps and went to college in Colorado. Ron says, “I write because I have no choice in the matter.” Since retiring he often writes with the Meadowood Life Story Writers, an outreach effort of the Madison School & Community Recreation (MSCR) Department. The memoir he plans to complete with Sarah White will be (in his words) “a humble jumble of scatter-brained writings” about his childhood as one of 11 children raised by a divorced mother during the Depression and World War II.

Now retired, Ron was the owner of Bord & Stol furniture in Madison. He is a father of three and grandfather of seven.

Ron’s writing has been published in two anthologies by Meadowood Life Story Writers in 2011 and 2012 and in Julien’s Journal: The Dubuque Area Lifestyle Magazine in August 2011.

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