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William Matt "Bill" Zupancich
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Birth: Nov. 22, 1917
Ely
St. Louis County
Minnesota, USA
Death: Jul. 24, 1989
St. Louis County
Minnesota, USA

Duluth News Tribune 7/26/89 Wednesday

W.M.Zupancich Ely resort owner

William Matt "Bill Zup" Zupancich, 71, Ely owner of Bill Zup's Fishing Camp, died Monday, July 24 1998 in St Mary's Mediacl Center, Duluth.
He was born in Ely and was a lifelong resident. At the age of 14 he began packing fir Steve Misra of Ely. Durining High School he worked in Zup's Grocery Store and operated as a canoe outfitter and guide during the summer.
In 1939 he and his family opened and operated the Curtian Falls Fishing Camp on Crooked Lake. During World War II he also worked as a timber cruiser for Oliver Iron Mining Co.
In 1964 his fishing camp was closed after passage of the wilderness Act which created the Boundary Waters Canoe Area. He then opened Bill Zup's Fishing Camp On Lac La Croix in 1966, which he was still operating.
He was a 50 year charter member of the Catholic Order of Foresters and a member of St Anthony's Catholic Church, Ely
He is survived by his wife Frances; three sons William Jr., Patrick and Marl all of Ely; four daughters, Janice Pucel, Andrea Preblich and Fran Fobitz, all of Ely, and Melanie Smuk of Minneapolis; five brothers, Edward, Joseph, Leonard and John, all of Ely, and ALbert of Tower; and 17 grandchildren.
There will be no visitation. The funeral will be at 10 am Thursday in St Anthony'd Catholic Church, Ely Burial will be in Ely Cemetery. Kerntz Funeral Home, Ely is in charge of arrangements. 
 
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 Parents:
  John Zupancich (1871 - 1950)
  Angela Levstik Zupancich (1881 - 1937)
 
 Spouse:
  Frances Marie Marinsek Zupancich (1920 - 1999)*
 
 Siblings:
  Angela Zupancich Vertin (1903 - 1988)*
  Joseph Matt Zupancich (1909 - 1990)*
  Edward Joseph Zupancich (1911 - 1997)*
  Ludvig Frank Zupancich (1915 - 1948)*
  William Matt Zupancich (1917 - 1989)
  Leonard Matt Zupancich (1919 - 1994)*
  Albert L Zupancich (1921 - 1998)*
  John Edward Zupancich (1926 - 1998)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Ely Cemetery
Ely
St. Louis County
Minnesota, USA
Plot: sec 22 lot 143 grave 3
 
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Originally Created by: Phil Case
Record added: Jun 09, 2008
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William Matt Bill Zupancich
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