George Anton Tupa

George Anton Tupa, age 84 of Silver Lake, died Nov. 6, 1997 at the Hutchinson Hospital.

Funeral services were held Monday, Nov. 10, at Holy Family West in Silver Lake. The Rev.. Bob Mraz officiated the service. Val Shamla was the organist with congregational hymns "On Eagles Wings," "How Great Thou Art," "Amazing Grace," and "Here I am Lord."

Interment was in St. Joseph's Cemetery in Silver Lake. Pallbearers were Randy Hogan, Gerald Tupa, Tom Mickolichek, Floyd Mickolichek, David Mickolichek and Steve Bayerl.

A wake and prayer service were held Sunday, Nov. 9.

George Anton Tupa was born Dec. 8, 1912 in Hutchinson Township in McLeod County, the son of Anton and Agnes (Stritesky) Tupa. He attended the Komensky School and one year of high school before leaving to help on the farm.

He worked for Kraft Foods until its closing and then for 3M until retiring in January 1978. He also was a lifetime farmer in Hutchinson Township.

On Oct. 9, 1935 he married Eleanor Agnes Mickolichek in a service officiated by the Rev. S. Julkowski.

He enjoyed dancing, listening to old-time music, visiting relatives and friends and being with his grandchildren. In addition to working and making repairs on the farm, he found time for yearly vacation trips.

His wife Eleanor passed away June 4, 1992.

He is survived by his only child, a daughter LaVonne Susan (Lorin) Cacka; four grandchildren: Mark and his wife, Lori of Brownton, Anna Cacka of Darwin, Carol Cacka of St. Paul and Paul Cacka at home in Silver Lake.

Further surviving him are is his sister, Glady and husband Gene Hogan of Hutchinson and sister-in-law, Gertie Tupa of Silver Lake.

Preceding him in death, in addition to his wife Eleanor, were his parents, and brothers Jerry of Silver Lake and Richard of Chaska.

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