David Darwin Kroupa
(February 20, 1975-June 27, 2002)
MUNISING — David Darwin Kroupa, age 27, of 780 Sunset, White Lake, and formerly from Munising, died in a drowning accident at his residence on Thursday evening, June 27, 2002. He was born on February 20, 1975 in Pontiac, Michigan to the late Zane and Mary (Reffruschinni) Kroupa. He was raised in Munising and after the death of his parents, he moved to Marquette County. Dave was a 1994 graduate of Negaunee High School. He had attended Northern Michigan University and had worked as a dental technician near White Lake. He was a member of the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians. Dave loved doing recreational activities and spending time with his friend and family. He adored his nine nieces and nephews. Dave enjoyed watching movies and weight training. He liked earning about God and growing in his faith. Dave was a fun-loving, easy-going man who got along with everyone that came into his life and those that knew him enjoyed being around him.
He is survived by his brothers and sisters- Zane “Butch” Kroupa of Panton, Vermont, Steve Kroupa of Sherman, Texas, Veronica (Kroupa) Murray and husband Don of Waterford, Michigan, Julie (Kroupa) Mattson and her husband Gary of Green Bay, WI and his twin sister, Dorothy “Dodie” (Kroupa) Anderson and her husband Bob of Sundell, MI; nine nieces and nephews, (Veronica’s children) Jessica, Ben, and Katie, (Julie’s children) Cameron and Calvin, and (Dodie’s children) Cheyenne, Willow, Faith, and Zane; and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins. Dave was preceded in death by his father Zane in April of 1981, his mother Mary in July of 1985, his sister Renee Denise Kroupa in September of 1970, and both sets of his grandparents.
Friends may call at the Bowerman Funeral Home on Tuesday evening from 5:00 until 8:00. Rev. Mark Murphy will conduct Dave’s funeral service on Wednesday, July 3, 2002 at 10:00 a.m. at the Bowerman Funeral Chapel in Munising. Interment will be at the Maple Grove Cemetery.
Source: Marquette Mining Journal, 7 Jul 2002