Neil L. Hupe 1922 - 2011 Perry
Graveside services for Neil L. Hupe, 88, of Perry, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Oak Ridge Cemetery, Perry.
Mr. Hupe died Thursday, Sept. 22, 2011, at his home.
He was born Nov. 16, 1922, on a farm near Belvue, the son of George J. And Lillian Craig Hupe. He attended schools in the Belvue and Silver Lake areas before moving to Perry, where he graduated from Perry Rural High School in 1940.
He farmed before and after he served in the Navy SeaBees in the South Pacific during World War II.
Mr. Hupe and his wife for many years operated their historic Century Farm near Perry. He joined Nachurs Plant Food Co. as a district manager in 1971. He retired in 1986 as Kansas Sales Manager.
He was a 67-year member of the Perry Masonic Lodge 415, where he had served as Master. He was a member of the Perry American Legion Post 142 and the Perry United Methodist Church.
He married Ruth I. Wright on Dec. 5, 1947, in the Perry Methodist Church. She survives.
Other survivors include two sons, David W., Mission, and Mark and wife Carolyn, Highlands Ranch, Colo; three grandchildren, Melissa Hedger, Todd Hupe and Kristen Hupe; one great-granddaughter, Kailee Marie Hedger; and a sister, Ethel Quaney, Topeka.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Dale C. Hupe.
Friends may call from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Friday at Barnett Family Funeral Home.
The family suggests memorials to Meals on Wheels of Shawnee and Jefferson Counties, sent in care of the funeral home, 1220 Walnut St., P.O. Box 602, Oskaloosa, KS 66066.
Online condolences may be made atbarnettfamilyfh.com