Sophie Agnes Krupa
Sophie Agnes Krupa passed away at home, on August 31, 2020. Her son Larry and daughter-in-law Jean at her side home in Palmer, Alaska.
Sophie was born October 18, 1921 in Amber Township, Mason County, Ludington, Michigan to Joseph and Agnes (Zasadnia) Motyka.
Sophie graduated from St. Simons High School in 1940. She retired as a Bank Teller for First of America Bank, Ludington Michigan, after 21 years in 1984.
February 15, 1943 Sophie married Richard Carl Krupa. They were married 58 years; Richard preceded her in death May 2001.
Sophie and Richard visited their son Larry and his family many times in North Pole, Alaska. Sophie continued to visit every winter till 2006 when she relocated with Larry and Jean to Finger Lake in Palmer, Alaska.
Sophie remained active and independent, filling her time baking Alaska State Fair (Blue ribbon) pies, playing BINGO, cards, and puzzling. She completed 1,803 puzzles, starting her last one the day before admission to Providence Hospital for a Heart attack. Her great granddaughter Zosha finished the last piece with Grandpa Larry, while Sophie was in Hospice at home.
Sophie is survived by her sister Rose Forman, Ludington, Michigan; Sister-in-law Mary Ann Yeager, Grand Rapids, Michigan; son Lawrence (Jean) Krupa Palmer, Alaska; grandson Rich (Karen) Krupa, Sitka, Alaska; granddaughter Dory (Tim) Haworth Anchorage, Alaska; great-granddaughter’s Zosha Krupa, Kaleigh Haworth; great grandson Rion Haworth; nieces and nephews.
Many thanks to Providence E.D, Dr. Gray, Palliative Care, and the team at ANCORA Hospice compassionate care.
Due to Covid-19, a memorial mass for Sophie will be held at Sacred Heart Parish at 9:00 am, September 9th in Wasilla, Alaska. Beacon funeral home and Father Wheeler from St. Simons will assist with a gravesite service Thursday, September 10th, at 11:00 am in the Pere Marquette cemetery in Ludington, Michigan.