|Birth: ||Apr. 18, 1920|
|Death: ||Oct. 26, 2011|
Robert (Bob) Kupper, 91, died Oct. 26, 2011. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday Oct. 30 at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Marlin.
Bob was born April 18, 1920 in Gainesville,Tx, the youngest child of Joe and Rose (Hofer) Kupper and had six brothers and two sisters.
He married Florene Endres Nov. 20, 1946 and they had a family of six children. Bob became a full time employee of the USDA Soil Conservation Service in 1949 working in Muenster then Giddings before transferring to Marlin where he served the remainder of his 33 years of service.
After retiring in 1980, Bob ranched, worked in construction, Real Estate, and as an Auctioneer. Auctioneering came naturally since his father was also an auctioneer. Most of that work was for charitable events where Bob's sense of humor and quick sales patter made people feel good about spending more than they planned.
Bob first joined the Knights of Columbus in 1944 and was an active member throughout his life. He was a charter member of the Sacred Heart Knights of Columbus council, serving as Grand Knight on three occasions and as the District Deputy. Bob was active in the St. Joseph's parish for over 50 years where he ministered to the elderly and served as Eucharistic and Liturgy minister.
Bob grew up on a farm, was around agriculture all of his life and enjoyed raising animals of all kinds. Among his favorites were Blue, a brahma bull, and Ol' Dan, a horse from his childhood, and any grandchild sitting on his lap listening to his harmonica playing. He was legendary among his grandchildren as a dominoes czar, storyteller, harmonica player, yodeler, tractor driver, cattleman, and playmate.
Bob Kupper is survived by Florene Kupper, his wife of 65 years, his sons Chris Kupper and wife Linda Van Blaricom, Phillip W. Kupper, Douglas Kupper and wife Francesca, Doyle Kupper and wife Nancy, and Eric Kupper and wife Kikee and son-in-law Mario Binetti. Grandchildren are Jazz Johnston, Raphael Van Blaricom, Phillip T. Kupper, Kaitlyn Kupper, Kristyn Kupper, Kamryn Kupper, Nina Binetti, Zoe Binetti, Kyle Binetti and Vivianne Binetti. Mr. Kupper is also survived by five great grandchildren: Carly Farris, Madelyn Johnston, Jude Johnston, Uma Rhea Binetti and Dian Sol Binetti along with numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his daughter Marlise Binetti-Kupper.
Services by Adams Funeral Home. (bio by: Slick)
Plot: SW end of cemetery
Created by: letgoandlaugh
Record added: Jun 18, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 92114948
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