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Dustin D. Hopkins

May 14, 1979 — July 29, 2022


Dustin D. Hopkins

Dustin Hopkins, 43, went to sing with the heavenly choir on July 29, 2022, at IU Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis after succumbing to a brain tumor. Dustin was born on May 14, 1979 in Lafayette, IN, to John Hopkins and Ann (Gish) Ohl.

Dustin was a 1997 graduate of Rossville High School where he participated in choir, the Baker Boys, and the golf team. He received his bachelor degree from Purdue University in Film Studies.  While at Purdue, Dustin sang with the Purdue Varsity Glee Club where he was the first member from Rossville, and traveled the world sharing his passion and gift of music.  Dustin worked for WLFI and then for Bob Rohrman for 17 years, where he was able to be around cars, which was another passion of his.  Dustin's personality and easy going nature, drew people in to him.  He never knew a stranger and had many friends that he loved and supported, and that loved and supported him.  His love for music took him to performing with Moonshine Mason Band and Lafayette Big Swing Band.  Along with his love for music, he enjoyed cycling, collecting records and antiques, classic cars, and was a fine food and beverage connoisseur.

Dustin is survived by parents, John Hopkins and Ann (Tom) Ohl; Sister, Neely (Chris Robinson) Hopkins; brother, Ben (Rhonda) Hopkins; aunts, Kim (Chris) Howland and Ginny Hufford; uncle, Alan (Evelyn) Gish; nieces and nephews and more friends than the stars in the sky.

A private family service will be held with burial to take place at Rossville Cemetery.  A celebration of life will be held at a date to be decided in September.  Genda Funeral Home ~Rossville Chapel is assisting with the arrangements.  Memorial contributions may be made to the family in care of the funeral home to assist with funeral arrangements.  Messages of condolence may be left at

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