Mayme W. Kupka, 91, Traer, died Saturday, April 5, 2014, at Covenant Medical Center, Waterloo. Services will be at St. Paul's Catholic Church in Traer on Thursday, April 10, at 10:30 a.m. A visitation will be on Wednesday, April 9, from 4-7 p.m. at Overton Funeral Home, Traer, with a Rosary Service at 6:30 p.m. Buiral will be at St. Paul's Catholic Church Cemetery. Overton Funeral Home, Traer, is in charge of arrangements.
Mayme Wilmeana Kupka was born on March 9, 1923, in Mix County, South Dakota, the daughter of John and Hermeana Wirstlin. When Mayme was three weeks old, her mother died. She grew up in Haven, Iowa, and was raised by her aunt and uncle, George and Tina Wirstlin, whom she called mom and dad. Mayme attended Haven School until the 8th Grade. She then worked part time at the Haven Store and helped on the family farm.
On Sept. 23, 1948, Mayme was united in marriage to Alferd Kupka at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Chelsea. Mayme then farmed with her husband and raised their three children. She was a member of St. Paul's Catholic Church in Traer and enjoyed sewing, tatting, knitting, crocheting, fishing and gardening. She also loved flowers, especially the fern leaf peony. While growing up, Mayme was taught that there is nothing more important than family.
Mayme W. Kupka
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; a brother, Raymond Spotts; and three sisters, Edna Williams, Louisa Glantz and Maxine Cibula. Mayme is survived by a daughter, Judy (Duke) Anderson. Indianapolis, Ind.; two sons, George (Colleen) Kupka of Great Falls, Mont. and Jim (Marcia) Kupka, Clutier; a sister, Catherine Wirstlin, Armour, S.D.; six grandchildren, Caleb (Teri) Anderson, Julie Anderson, Ron (Andrea) Fox, Jacquelynn (Jared) Wichman, Michelle (Rob) Ratliff and Lynn (Troy) Graham; ten great grandchildren; and two great great grandchildren.
Memorials for Mayme may be directed to Sunrise Hill Care Center, St. Paul's Catholic Church or Clutier Legion.