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David Leroy Hypke
  • August 22, 1951
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  • March 09, 2023

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It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of David Leroy Hypke, age 71, of Ocala, Florida on March 9, 2023.  Beloved husband of Felicidad, nee Romboyong, for 47 years.  Loving father of Teresa (Maurice) Carruthers.  Proud grandfather of Cole, Kendelle, and Conrad.  Dear brother of the late Carol (Jonathan) Coleman, George (Cathy), and Mary (the late Alton) Prihoda.  Fond uncle of Kara, Ryan, Shannon, Kayla. David attended Lincoln Land Community College and went on to serve as a Springfield, Illinois police officer for 25 years.  David also served on the executive board of the Police Benevolent & Protective Association in various positions including Treasurer, Vice President and President. Upon retirement from the police force, he started a home construction business in Springfield, IL.  He also obtained the rank of 4th degree black belt in Okinawan karate and owned and operated the Chatham, IL Okinawan Shorin-Ru karate school alongside with his wife Fely for over 20 years.
David was also an outdoorsman which provided many lifelong memories with family and friends.  During his retirement years in Florida, he was an avid karaoke singer and was the Vice President of the OTOW Democratic Club.  He will be greatly missed by his family and all friends that came to know and love him.
Memorial service will be Monday, March 27, 2023 at 10:00 am at Meadowbrook Church, 4147 SW 20th St, Ocala, FL 34474
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society at cancer.org (http://cancer.org/)

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  1. Richard Rodriguez says:
    18 Mar 2023
    rest in eternal, peace and happiness, and we know you’ll be taking care of business!!!!

  2. Bob and Debbie says:
    17 Mar 2023
    David was an inspiring singer. He always made people laugh and dance and live life fully. We will miss him terribly.

  3. Donna Hypke Corriveau says:
    17 Mar 2023
    David was like my little brother, as our fathers were Hypke Bros. Contractors and we lived a block apart. I remember him running naked to our house when he was two-as cute as a button. Then he grew up to be a fine policeman and karate instructor to our two boys, JP and Rob. David gave an incredible and inspirational eulogy at my father's funeral. He was truly a fine man. Fely, Tracy, Mo, and grandkids-my heart goes out to you on your loss.

  4. Donna Hypke Corriveau says:
    17 Mar 2023
    David was like my little brother. Our fathers were Hypke Bros. Contractors and we lived close together growing up. He gave the eulogy at my father's funeral and it was inspirational. And, he and Fely were fantastic karate coaches to our boys, JP and Rob. David, I haven't seen you for a long time, but you are always in my heart.

  5. Pat “Dago” says:
    16 Mar 2023
    Dave and I worked together on the Springfield Police Department for his 25 years, but more importantly we were partners working the midnight shift for many of those years. After we both retired I was fortunate enough to reconnect with Dave over the past couple of years and we relived our time together serving the city by phone and on-line. It really breaks my heart that he has passed but I’ll remember my buddy “Thumper” who always had my back as I had his. We weren’t related by blood but he was my brother. R.I.P. DAVE
    Fely and Tracy our condolences, you will be in our prayers doing this trying time.

  6. George & Cathy Hypke says:
    16 Mar 2023
    David will truly be missed. He was a great man in all aspects of his life, including our brother and brother-in-law. We will miss him dearly.

  7. Diane LaPoint says:
    16 Mar 2023
    David will always have a special place in my heart love you Fely and your beautiful family

  8. Diane LaPoint says:
    16 Mar 2023
    Dear Fely and family, my heart breaks for you at this sad time in your life. Always remember the good times with David. I will hold him in my memories always

  9. TLJZ says:
    16 Mar 2023
    I worked with Dave at the Springfield Police Department, where we both worked the East side of the city for many years together. We experienced many adventures together and we had each others' back every time we responded to a call together. He was a brother in blue I will not forget. RIP Dave.

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