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Lois V. Chalupa

August 19, 1919 - July 6, 2013
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Lois V. Chalupa, 93, of Pleasant Prairie, Iowa passed away Saturday, July 6, 2013 at her home with her children by her side. Funeral services will be Wednesday, July 10, 2013 at 11:30 AM at The Runge Mortuary. Visitation will be Tuesday, from 4-7 pm at the mortuary. Burial will be in Davenport Memorial Park Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to her family for Lois's favorite charities. Online condolences may be left at www.rungemortuary.com. She was born August 19, 1919 at the Dean home in Schuyler County, Missouri, She was the sixth child born to Leo and Mabel (Snowbarger) Dean. Lois was the oldest descendant of Henry...
Lois V. Chalupa, 93, of Pleasant Prairie, Iowa passed away Saturday, July 6, 2013 at her home with her children by her side. Funeral services will be Wednesday, July 10, 2013 at 11:30 AM at The Runge Mortuary. Visitation will be Tuesday, from 4-7 pm at the mortuary. Burial will be in Davenport Memorial Park Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to her family for Lois's favorite charities. Online condolences may be left at www.rungemortuary.com. She was born August 19, 1919 at the Dean home in Schuyler County, Missouri, She was the sixth child born to Leo and Mabel (Snowbarger) Dean. Lois was the oldest descendant of Henry Clay Dean. She graduated from Lancaster Missouri High School in 1939. She was united in marriage to Phillip G." Lefty" Chalupa on November 24, 1939 at the Berea Church in Davenport; he preceded her in death on April 26, 1981. Together they owned and operated Chalupa Bros. Construction Company. She was a lifetime member of the Rebels Cove Historical Society and a former member of the Muscatine Women of the Moose and Wakonsa Country Club in rural Durant. She enjoyed golfing, fishing and quilting and especially loved to cook and bake. She will always be remembered by her family for Christmas Eve in her home, apple pies and Clinton cookies. She was very proud of her heritage and her children and their families. Those left to honor her memory include her sons: Phillip (Mary) Chalupa and Mark (Tracy) Chalupa; daughters: Patricia Chalupa and Mary (Kenny) Miller; ten grandchildren; twenty-six great grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren; special friend, Linda Miller; brothers: Tom (Betty) Dean and Vernon (Sally) Dean; sisters: Dorothy (Richard) Starrett; Joyce Reynolds; Ruth Sidwell and Joan Webster and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lefty; sisters: Mary Ballew, Ethel Clark, Bonnie Jackson, Lena Mae Dean, Elizabeth Dean and Kate Offermann; brothers: Ed, David, Warren, Charles and Bill Dean and a great granddaughter, Sarah Sparks.

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