Frank Richard Kruppa

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Frank Richard Kruppa, 86, of La Grange died Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014, at St. Mark’s Medical Center in La Grange. Frank was born in Holman, Dec. 7, 1927, the son of Richard Kruppa and Martha (Adamcik) Kruppa. He married Georgia Vavra on June 20, 1949 in Dubina. Frank graduated from La Grange High School in 1945. Frank was then drafted into the Army and was inducted on March 18, 1946. While in the Army, Frank received a World War II Victory Medal and Army of Occupation Medal. He also served in Korea with Headquarters Company, 657th Engineer Survey Battalion, Korea. He worked to maintain supplies and equipment for headquarters company. He was discharged from the Army on March 28, 1947 at Camp Beale, California. After his Army career, Frank was employed by Brasher Motor Company in La Grange as a Car Salesman. Later, he was appointed Manager of the La Grange location. He retired from the Brasher Motor  ompany
on Oct. 2, 1993 after 46 years of service. He continued to sell cars to his friends and family for another ten years. Frank was a loving husband, father, grandfather and greatgrandfather to his family. He was a devout Catholic at Queen 
of the Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Hostyn. He was an avid domino and tarocks player and loved to listen and dance  to polka music. He was a member of the local lodge of the RVOS Farm Mutual Insurance as well as a member of the Knights of Columbus, KJT, and Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW). Frank is survived by his daughter and son-in-law Marie
and Ronald Von Minden of La Grange; son and daughter-inlaw Gene and Beverly Kruppa of Plum; son and daughter-inlaw Don and Theresa Kruppa of San Antonio; six grandchildren, Wendy and husband Donnie Becka of La Grange; Stacy and husband Tom Wahle of The Woodlands; Erica and husband Robert Dudley, of La Grange; Elliott Kruppa and wife Jennifer of Houston; Courtney Kruppa of Irving and Stephen Kruppa of College Station; six great-grandchildren, Madison and Ryan Becka, Robert Dudley IV, Nathan and Caroline Wahle and Elijah Kruppa; and one brother, Bernard Kruppa of Temple. He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 63 years, his parents, and brothers, Edwin and Henry Kruppa. Visitation was held Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014 from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Fayette Memorial Funeral Home in La Grange. Family received friends from 5 to 7 p.m and a Rosary was recited at 7 p.m. at the Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Hostyn. Funeral services will be held at Holy Rosary Catholic Church at Hostyn on Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014 at 10 a.m. Burial will follow at Holy Rosary Catholic Cemetery in Hostyn. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to
Holy Rosary Catholic Church Building Fund, 936 FM 2436, La Grange, Texas 78945; or St. Mark’s Medical Center, One St. Mark’s Place, La Grange, Texas 78945. Fayette Memorial FuneralHome of La Grange is in charge of arrangements 
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