Lebanon Reporter

Obituaries

June 28, 2012

Kenneth E. Kuper

Mr. Kenneth E. Kuper, longtime Zionsville resident, died June 28, 2012.

He was born on March 16, 1926, the only child of Bruno and Delphine (Krodel) Kuper of Jasper.

Ken graduated from Bosse High School in Evansville. He attended Purdue University, where he was a Sigma Chi, before entering the U.S. Army. A second lieutenant, he served in Company D of the 332nd Engineering Corp. After completing his service to his country, Ken graduated from Indiana University.

In 1948, he married Nancy Wright of Big Rapids, Mich.

Ken was employed by GMAC for 35 years, before his early retirement in 1981.

In 1979, he was elected to the Zionsville Town Board, on which he served until 1995. He was also very active with the Zionsville Lions Club and the historical society, and served on the Hussey-Mayfield Memorial Public Library Board from January 1980 to December 2003. He was especially proud of being a founding member of “The Romeos,” best friends and golfers all.

Ken was honored as a Distinguished Hoosier by Governor Frank Kernan, and received the Zionsville Town Crier Award in 1993. He was a Boy Scout Century Member, and received the Rotary Award for Outstanding Performance on Dec. 11, 2003. Ken was thrilled with the Hole in One he made on June 28, 2011 at Brownsburg Golf Club.

Survivors include his wife, Nancy Kuper; his son, Kenneth E. Kuper and his wife, Connie, and their children, Amy, Lisa, Angie, Abby, Kenneth Jr. and Andrew, of Holland, Mich.; daughter, Susan Kuper of Indianapolis, and daughter, Sarah Renda and her husband, Michael, and their children, Christopher and Elizabeth, of Randolph, N.J.; great-grandchildren, Alan and Jason Hoort; and several nieces and nephews.

Calling will be from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday, July 1, and from noon to 1 p.m. Monday, July 2, just prior to the service, at Flanner and Buchanan-Zionsville, 105 W. Pine St., Zionsville. Services will be 1 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Zionsville Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Zionsville Library Foundation; or to United Cerebral Palsy, 107 N. Pennsylvania St., Suite 804, Indianapolis, IN 46204.

Online condolences may be made at www.flannerbuchanan.com.

 

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