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Irene G. Kupka, 97

April 29, 2016
Traer Star-Clipper

Irene G. Kupka, 97, of Traer, passed away on Sunday, April 24, 2016 at Sunrise Hill Care Center. Visitation will be held at Overton Funeral Home on Friday, April 29 from 9 to 10:30 a.m. There will be a rosary service at 9 a.m. and burial will occur at St. Paul Catholic Cemetery. A private service will be held.

Irene Gertrude Kupka was born on October 11, 1918, in Chelsea, Iowa, the daughter of Stephen and Anna (Benesh) Weaver. She attended Chelsea Community School. On October 7, 1936, Irene was united in marriage to Anton Kupka at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Chelsea. The couple made their home on a farm near Clutier until their retirement when they moved to Traer. The couple also lived in Utah for ten years before returning to Traer. Irene worked as a nurse's aid at Sunrise Hill Care Center and was also a county care worker. Irene was 4H leader and a member of St. Paul Catholic Church. She enjoyed traveling and spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren. Irene died at the age of 97 on Sunday, April 24, 2016, at Sunrise Hill Care Center in Traer. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; and eight brothers and sisters. Irene is survived by three sons, John (Joan) Kupka of Brooklyn, Iowa, Alvin (Linda) Kupka of Muscatine, Iowa, and Thomas Kupka of Provo, Utah; two daughters, Mary Ann (Bob) Steffeny of Traer and Patricia Kupka of Waterloo; and 27 grandchildren.

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