John “HIPPO” Hypnarowicz (age 68)
December 10, 2020

Born January 27, 1952, John was the loving husband of Mary for 47 wonderful years.  He was father of John Jr. and D’Ann and grandfather of Da-Shaun (Tony), Morgan, Leon Jr. Duece, and great grandfather of Da-Shun.  He is pre-deceased by his parents Stanley and Paraska, and siblings Walt and Josephine.  He is also survived by his nieces and nephews; Suzette, David, Kimmy, Mikey and many great nieces and nephews.

HIPPO loved to travel and was a friend to everyone.  He worked at the Hamtramck Public Schools where he retired as Director of Transportation.  He was a Hamtramck Police Reserve and was the Owner of Hippo’s in Hamtramck.  His annual boat cruise that raised money for developmentally disabled children was a sold out event that made sure those children had whatever they needed to make their lives much easier.  HIPPO was also a member of the International Order of Alhambra Sancho Caravan #261 and the Loyal Order of the Moose Lodge #1670 Hamtramck.

Hippo loved being with people, whether he was enjoying his family or his guests at Hippo’s, bowling, going to hunting camp, or making sure everyone knew how appreciative he was for coming to his cruise to help raising money for Hippo’s kids.  He would almost always sing a tune and show you his moves.

There are no services scheduled at this time but a virtual memorial will be held from Hippo’s Facebook Page  https://www.facebook.com/Hippos-109680292400419  Hippo’s Last Ride please check back for updates

Mary and the family ask that donations be made in John’s name to:

St. Francis Camp on the Lake http://www.saintfranciscamp.org/home.htm

Mooseheart  http://www.mooseheart.org