Sheryl Kay Hopkins, age 54 of Colfax, died Thursday, March 24, 2011 as a result of injuries sustained in a car accident. A celebration of life service will be held on Tuesday, March 29, 2011 at 1:30 p.m. at the Howard Street Christian Church of Colfax. Visitation will be held on Monday, March 28, 2011 at Coburn Funeral Home of Colfax from 2:00 - 8:00 p.m. with family present to greet friends from 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. Memorials in Sheryl's name may be left for the family at the funeral home and online condolences may be left at www.coburnfuneralhomes.com.
The daughter of Gene and Roberta (Kracht) Borkowski, Sheryl was born on February 8, 1957 in Harlan, Iowa. She was a 1975 graduate of Irwin-Kirkman High School and from there went on to receive a nursing degree from Iowa Western Community College in Harlan. Sheryl was united in marriage with Norman Hopkins in September of 1990 at her home in Altoona. Sheryl worked as a purchasing agent for Co-Line Welding in Lynnville. Sheryl enjoyed gardening and planting flowers. She loved being a mother and had fun entertaining the kids' friends.
Those left to honor her memory are her husband, Norman Hopkins of Colfax; three children, Lucas, Jesse, and Samantha Hopkins, all of Colfax; one step-son, Travis Hopkins, stationed in Germany; three step-grandchildren, Brandon, Michael, and Dakota Hopkins; parents, Gene and Roberta Borkowski of Irwin, Iowa; four siblings, Kevin Borkowski (Connie Wees) of Harlan; David (Pamela) Borkowski of Irwin; Steven (Holly) Borkowski of Irwin; and Susan Thraen (Brian Yoch) of Cedar Rapids and many nieces and nephews. Sheryl was preceded in death by her grandparents and one daughter, Jenny (Smoo) Wolf.
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