Virginia Chalupsky, age 95, of Hutchinson, Minnesota, passed away Thursday, February 16, 2017 at Ecumen Oaks and Pines in Hutchinson.
Mass of Christian Burial will be Monday, February 20, 2017, 11:00 A.M. at Holy Family Catholic Church in Silver Lake, Minnesota with interment in the St. Joseph’s Cemetery.
Gathering of family and friends will be Monday, February 20, 2017 from 9:00 to 11:00 A.M. at the church.
Memorials directed to Alzheimer’s Association, www.ALZ.org
Virginia “Virgie” Margaret Chalupsky was born on December 8, 1921 in Rollingstone, MN, the daughter of John and Sophie (Fiel) Schuh. She was the 6th of 8 children: Maurice, Laura, Robert, Elaine, Harold, Virginia, Mary and Jack. Virgie attended school in Rollingstone and graduated from Winona State Teacher's College.
She moved to teach in Silver Lake, MN where she met Tom Chalupsky who was then in the service in California. They were married in Rollingstone on August 13, 1947. They had four children Kathy, Tom, Jim, and Karen. They lived in Silver Lake until shortly after Tom's death in 1998. Virgie moved to Hutchinson in 1999 and lived at Ecumen Oaks and Pines until her death.
Virgie taught at the Silver Lake High School from 1944 to 1984. She taught English, physical education, and was the school librarian. She also was the junior class and the girl’s athletic club advisor.
Virgie was active in her church and community. She enjoyed traveling, playing cards, sewing, and doing needlework. She loved spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren. Virgie loved to bake and always had chocolate chip cookies any time her children and grandchildren came to visit.
Virginia Margaret Chalupsky entered eternal rest on February 16th, 2017 at the age of 95 years at her home in Hutchinson, surrounded by family.
Blessed be her memory.
Virgie is survived by her:
Children, Kathy Julian (Tom) of Middleton, WI,
Tom Chalupsky Jr (Pat) of Remer, MN,
Karen Kaczmarek (Ron) of Silver Lake, MN;
Grandchildren, Jessica Enneking (Jim), Christine Hoernke (Nick), Kelli Bruhn (Josh), Jill Kohlman (Joe), Melanie Chalupsky (Kyle), Andrew Julian (Mackenzie), Kari Vergen (Jorge), Jeffrey Chalupsky (Laura), and Matthew Julian (Kelly);
Great Grandchildren, Thatcher and Reid Enneking, Noah, Grace and Emma Hoernke, Cole and Mara Bruhn, Brady Julian, Michael Chalupsky, and Ruby Julian; and many other relatives and friends.
Virgie is preceded in death by her parents, John J. and Sophia Schuh; Husband, Tom Chalupsky Sr.; Son, Jim Chalupsky, and also several brothers and sisters and brothers and sisters-in-law.
Karen A Hoffmann says
TC & Pat, and entire Chalupsky family–sending our sympathy and remembering all of you in our thoughts and prayers. Cherish and hold close to your hearts all the wonderful memories you have of this beautiful, kind, loving and wonderful lady. She was a sweetheart. Sending our love, hugs and prayers. God Bless!
Larry and Karen Hoffmann
Deb Johnson says
Thoughts and prayers to the family. I feel so honored to have had the opportunity to get to know her in the past year. Virgie was so positive, always had a smile. She will be missed but the heavenly angels gained another!
Thank you Deb!
Thank you for thinking of us all Larry and Karen.
Melanie–please give Jess and your Dad a hug as we will not be able to make the funeral. We will be thinking of all of you and saying an extra prayer. Love and hugs! Karen and Larry H.