The name Beepa originated from Walter Hopper's first grandchild. He could not pronounce “Grandpa” so it sounded like “Beepa” and it stuck all these years. At birth, Walter's mom and dad disagreed on his name and his brothers and sisters labeled him “Picadilly” a.k.a. "Dilly" until they decided on Walter. It was only fitting we started our business with our staple product, Beepa’s Dilly Beans and Beepa's was born! Beepa's sauces and starters are made in small batches, then stirred and poured by hand.
Walter (Beepa) Hopper of RR3 Afton Rd, Beloit Wisconsin was born May 28, 1914 to Charles O. and Jenny Lind (Baker) Hopper. He was a veteran of WWII, serving in the U.S. Army for four and a half years, two and a half served in the European Theater. Army years were in Military Police - Jeep corps. Walter married Marian Jeanette Lund June 22, 1946 in the Second Congregational Church, Beloit, WI. Walter was employed by Beloit Corporation for 39 years, retiring in 1976. He was a member of the Second Congregational Church and the Beloit Corporation Quarter Century Club.