Reiley P. Hoopman, age 20, of Isanti died October 19, 2019 suddenly from an automobile accident. A funeral prayer service will be held at 11:00 A.M. Thursday, October 24th at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, 19921 Nightingale Street NW, Oak Grove. A visitation will be held from 4 – 8 PM Wednesday, October 23rd at Strike Life Tributes in Isanti and also one hour prior to the funeral Thursday at the church.
Reiley Patrick Hoopman was born January 8, 1999 in Minneapolis, Minnesota to Jason Hoopman and Christina Tholen. He attended St. Francis High School and graduated in 2017. Reiley loved sports, especially basketball. Reiley enjoyed life, always smiling, always joking around, he touched everyone in so many different positive ways with his huge heart. Willing to help anyone in anyway, gentle giant, goof ball, loved his snacks but made sure he worked out every day no matter what! Always put family first, helped with his younger siblings in any way he could! Never wanted anyone stressed out or struggling for any reason. His heart was shared with so many, full of life always on the go keeping family and friends happy and close to his heart! He will touch so many souls up in heaven I already know! He missed his grandma, Beth dearly in heaven, I know he’s smiling in heaven with her but also crying because his family and friends are suffering his loss.
Reiley died suddenly October 19, 2019 as the result of an automobile accident at age 20. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, John and Beth Hoopman.
Reiley is survived by his mother, Chrissy (Randy Emon) Tholen; father, Jason (Alexis) Hoopman; two sisters, Miriam and Graycee; four brothers, Brent, Jordan, Brandon and Harrison; grandparents, Steven and Anna Tholen; aunts, uncles, cousins, and many other relatives and friends.
most loving person you’d ever meet, gave me the best advice, kindest soul and truly a tragic loss. Rip angel
Dan Almendinger says
Your gentle and kind spirit will never be forgotten Reiley! You will be missed my friend!
Reiley.. You were an amazing young man and a great son and brother. Everyone is your extended family is heartbroken and we will miss you very much. RIP Reiley Hoopman. May God Bless you as you rest.
You were a kind spirit, and loved by so many! I can only imagine what heaven gained with you up there!! It is true you lite up a room with your smile when you walked in anywhere you went! I did not know you that well but for the short time I worked with you I could just see your special gift! You definitely made me laugh many times kiddo!! I’ll never forget our bet and how I lost that bet and you refused to take the $ from me, you just wanted to rub it in every chance you got!!! Rest easy and fly high young man! 💙
Angel Robinson says
My sincere condolences to all whom knew & loved this young man. My heart breaks especially for mom, dad & siblings. Its an indescribable loss that no parent should ever have to endure. From one grieving parent to another please know you are never alone & your child will never be forgotten for we should see our children again one day. Rest easy sweet boy.
DeAnn Sears says
I didn’t personally know Reiley, but have children about his age. Emily is 20 and Zach will be 19 on Christmas Day. Emily knew him from high school.
My deepest condolences for your family. His life was literally just beginning a new chapter as a young man. God must have needed another angel.
May God be with you at this difficult time. It shouldn’t be this way, to have your child go before their parents. May you remember all the good times and cling to them as you grieve.
Reiley 🥺 nothing is more difficult than writing this.. you were the most amazing person my daughter has ever brought home. No one impressed us the way you did. No one connected with her siblings the way you did.
Memorial weekend Reiley came to our cabin, helped with some tree cutting without being asked. Just stepped up like a man! I also remember sitting at the pool when I was asked to go to the basketball court and help a boy who wanted to play but 2 other boys were not being kind… without a hesitation you stood up and said, take me there.. we all walked to the court where you looked at the 1 boy and says, you and I against those 2.. the look on that boys face!!!
God needed someone that amazing for something extraordinary he needed done, and he called you home to help. whatever you’re doing we know you’ve got a smile on your face and you’re giving it your all.
Jonathan Conyers says
Reiley, as I am writing this still in disbelief I look back on all the memories our families have together. From all the baseball games and tournaments to our families getting together at each others houses and all of us kids getting into all the shenanigans. You We’re such a great guy! I still remember when you were in high school you wanted some advice from me on how to better your basketball game. You’ve impacted many people and will leave voids in many people’s hearts, but you will always be a light for everyone. Forever in our hearts.
Lynn Yerigan says
As i write this, I personally didn’t know you but my heart hurts because your family is without this incredible human being. I read these AMAZING stories about you today and no parent should have to lose a child. My thoughts and prayers are with your entire family and friends whom you touched on your journey. Fly High Riley. RIP
Sandi Baert says
As your grief journey continues, may you feel God’s presence and love and eventually peace. God will understand your anger and all your feelings. Share your grief and memories of your loved one. Cali shared how special he was. Am so sorry for you having to go thru this. Thoughts and prayers will continue.
Brenda & Steve Hukriede says
Reilly, we didn’t know you that well but we certainly heard of you from your dad and Alexis, you were the typical boy growing up, and so suddenly you are taken into god’s arms from your family. Memories will be cherished by all your family and friends and now you can watch over them. Rest In Peace sweet boy.
Kelly Winter says
Reiley, I was priviledged enough go have you in math class in both 7th and 8th grade. You were so full of life, a friend to everyone, had always had that little twinkle in your eye. You will be missed by many, me included. Rest in peace.
Uncle Pat says
Reiley was probably 4 or 5 and we were on family vacation.
He had just caught a fish off the dock and I said, “that’s an awesome fish Buster.” He said, “ I’m not a Buster!” That just happened to be my term of endearment for him.
You will be missed Buster.
Nan Anderson (Jason's co-worker) says
I’m so terribly sorry for your loss and hope that the love and caring thoughts from your circle of friends help you shoulder this grief.
Lonie Evans says
I will miss your expressive face with that huge smile. A kind caring soul that could inject you with his enthusiasm! This worlds light has dimmed. Heaven has truly been blessed and God must have needed your ever bright light.
One of the first times Reiley and I hung out he bought lunch for us and my youngest sister and went to her elementary school and had lunch with us. He was always active with my siblings and they loved him. Everyone in my family and the cabin loved him and he got along with everyone he talked to. He brought light and good energy when he was around. Everyone loved him and adored him. He was good, Heaven is pretty lucky
Shawn Kuehn says
Dear Jason & Family My Heart breaks for the Loss of your son Reiley. I am so very sorry for what your having to go through. My Heart goes out to You all at this difficult time. My Thoughts & Prayers are with You, Your Family and Friends. May God be with you All & Hold you all a little tighter at this difficult time. Take Care & God Bless
Sara Uphoff says
Jason & Family: I am so very sorry to hear about the loss of your son. My heart and prayers go out to you during such a difficult time. May you find support with all the thoughts and prayers going out to you.
Logan Lintvedt says
I remember the first day I met you like it was yesterday. You were the new guy on the basketball team, wearing your one earring and about 2 feet taller than everyone else on the team. I was so intimidated by you.
Fast forward to the end of the basketball season and we were best pals. I’ve never gotten so close to somebody so quickly. It felt like I knew you for years already.
Time went on and we went our separate ways down our own paths but our love never faded. Whenever I’d text you “I miss you” or “I love you”, I’d always get a response saying I love you more or I miss you more. You never failed on brightening my day or others around you. Your personality was contagious and your positive spirit rubbed off on everyone you interacted with.
You’re in a far better place now and that gives me peace. This world didn’t deserve you Hoopman. Right now, I just want to say I love you more than you have ever loved me. I always missed you more than you missed me. I wish I could see you and tell you a million times more.
Fly High Reiley, your legacy and memories will never be forgotten.
Jackie and Mike Unrein says
Jason and Alexis….
So very sorry on the loss of your son. What a personable nice guy. No parent should endure this. Prayers to you.
Ginny Helseth-Miller says
I have only had the honor of meeting Reiley a few times over the years. My son was a friend of his and played basketball with him for a short time. When I heard it was him that lost his life in the accident, my heart broke. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends. There is nothing that can be said that will take this heartache and grief away. The memories will help as time goes on, but right now it is all too much. Such a shock. I will continue to pray for you and am so sorry for your loss.
Cory Matson says
Reiley was a good friend of mine in my freshman year of high school, but I remember him moving to Delano or playing basketball out there so I didn’t really get to see him that much. The one thing I remember is how much he made me smile, and how much happiness he brought everywhere. He always supported me in whatever I needed. After freshman year I didnt really get to see him much, but this breaks my heart. Fly High Reiley, god needed another angel. You will never be forgotten .
Nancy "Fluttermama" Werner says
I didn’t know Reiley, but every time I pass Highway 65 and Viking where he passed away I say a prayer for him and his family. God bless and keep you all – may time pass swiftly only to comfort you and heal over your wound.
Frankie Ficocello says
i know this is a little late but, it is never to late. reiley was a older brother to me. he was one of my favorites out of my brothers friend. i was just sitting here thinking about you🥺 i remember at our old house, we had a pool and it was only like 3-4ft deep. and reiley of course has the craziest idea and he decided to jump off our deck and go into the pool. yeah my parents weren’t to happy with reiley that day. i miss you lots reiley❤️ love you❤️