Joan Czupryn

October 29, 1933 - July 25, 2019

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Thursday, August 01, 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Young Family Funeral Home - Kendallville Chapel

Friday, August 02, 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Young Family Funeral Home - Kendallville Chapel


Friday, August 02, 11:00 AM
Young Family Funeral Home - Kendallville Chapel


Joan Czupryn, 85, of Kendallville died Thursday, July 25, 2019, at 8:44 p.m. at Orchard Pointe Health Campus in Kendallville.

She was born October 29, 1933, in Wolf Lake to Donald and Dorothy (Snider) Dallas.

On January 21, 1956, in Wolcottville she married Robert “Bob” Czupryn. He preceded her in death on September 8, 2009.

She had resided in this area since 1958, coming from Martinsville.

She obtained her bachelor’s degree from Indiana University and her master’s degree from IPFW in Fort Wayne.

Joan began her teaching career in Martinsville and retired from East Noble School Corporation in Kendallville where she taught physical education. She also coached seventh and eighth grade volleyball, basketball, and gymnastics.

Mrs. Czupryn attended Trinity Church United Methodist in Kendallville and was a member of the Alpha Chapter of Tri Kappa. She was a former member of the Live and Learn Extension Homemakers, The Bridge Club, and the University of Women of Kendallville.

Joan and her husband camped across the U.S. with their children. Later, her and Bob purchased a fifth-wheel and enjoyed luxury camping across the country. They also went on several cruises and especially enjoyed their cruise of the Mediterranean Sea.

Surviving are a daughter, Karen (Mark) Dillon of Rochester, Michigan; two sons, Kurt (Sue Ahn) Czupryn of Houston, Texas, and Brad (Cindy) Czupryn of Dayton, Ohio; four grandchildren, Joe Czupryn, Michael Czupryn, Nathan Dillon, and Mike Dillon; and close friend, Bill Casagrande of Perth, Ontario, Canada.

She was also preceded in death by a brother, Dick Dallas.

Funeral services will be Friday, August 2, 2019, at 11 a.m. at Young Family Funeral Home, Kendallville Chapel, 222 South State Street, Kendallville with the Rev. Steven L. McPeek of Trinity Church United Methodist officiating. Burial will be in Lake View Cemetery, Kendallville.

Pallbearers will be Joe Czupryn, Michael Czupryn, Nathan Dillon, Mike Dillon, Joe Freed, and Kerry Leffel.

Calling is Thursday, August 1, 2019, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home and one hour prior to the service on Friday.

Preferred memorials are to Noble House or Trinity Church United Methodist.

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Colin & Deanna Aitchison
August 23rd, 2019 6:31pm
Innisfil, Ontario, Canada

We were very sorry to hear of Joan’s passing. We have so many wonderful memories of her and Bob at Sandpiper Cove in Destin. Rest In Peace Joan.

Colin and irene grimes
August 20th, 2019 6:33pm
Stratford ontario

So sorry to hear about Joann, had some lovely lunches together in Destin. Colin and I met her at sandpiper, lovely lady

Jim Greene
August 8th, 2019 1:13am
Poway, California

Joan: good friends from grade school and so many good memories through WHS; I am so glad you and Bob came to see me years ago in California and I am so glad we had our periodic telephone conversations these past several years while battling illnesses. You will always be in my prayers. My deepest sympathy to your family. Love, Jim.

Stacy Hutchins Stump
July 31st, 2019 1:52pm
Kimmell, IN

Your mother always stayed in touch with my mother and was so kind to her when she was ill.. You all are in my thought s and prayers

Ron Hale & Joyce Humphrey
July 30th, 2019 1:45am
Smiths Falls, Ontario Canada

We are so sorry to learn of Joan ‘s passing. We met her at Sandpiper Cove in FLA.. Joan will certainly be missed at our many activities there. Our deepest sympathy to her family & friends. Rest In Peace Joan. Sincerely, Ron & Joyce

Chuck Bahler
July 29th, 2019 8:01pm

My condolences to Joan's entire family. Pook and I shared many happy times with Joan and Soupy over these many years.

Maggie (Bahler) Rizzio
July 29th, 2019 6:00pm
Chicago IL

So sorry for your loss. My parents were life-long friends with "Soupy and Jo" and I remember them both fondly. Joan kept in touch w/ my dad after losing Bob and I know that meant a lot to him. Thinking of you at this difficult time.

Anita English
July 29th, 2019 12:33am
Fishers, IN

My condolences for those who have loved and lost Joan. We taught together, and were Friendly Village neighbors. She was a great teacher, and a lovely woman.

Rita Crosby
July 28th, 2019 4:23am
Union, Oh

Cindy and family, sorry for your loss. I will keep you in my prayers.

Gail and Rick Shorten
July 27th, 2019 5:54pm
Port Rowan, Ontario

So sorry to hear “Little Jo “ as we called her, has passed. We knew her from Sandpiper Cove in Florida, She will be missed. Condolences to the family.

Judy & Martin Walker
July 27th, 2019 4:53pm
Ancaster Ontario Canada

We were friends with Joan for many winters at Sandpiper Cove in Destin Fl.. She participated in many of the activities and especially enjoyed playing golf and bridge and attending the weekly Destin "Snowbird" meetings with us.. Our sincere condolences to all her family.

Ken&Gail Rowcliffe
July 27th, 2019 4:37pm
North Bay, Ontario, Canada

We are so sorry to hear of Joann's passing. We met her in Destin, Florida. She will be missed, such a lovely lady.

Belinda Corps
July 27th, 2019 4:04pm

Our Alpha Tri Kappa sister, Joan, will be missed greatly. She was fun to be with at Tri Kappa State Convention as well as during social times after business was completed at local meetings. I am so sorry for your loss .

Dee Soboslay Rathge
July 27th, 2019 2:52pm

My thoughts and prayers for the loss of your mom, grandma, and companion. She will truly be missed. I have fond memories and chats with one of my moms best friends. Bless you during this time.

Judy Campbell
July 26th, 2019 7:42pm

So sorry to hear about Mrs. Czupryn. She was a neighbor of mine and many years ago was my younger daughter's volleyball coach in 7 and 8th grade guiding her through the fundamentals of the game which my daughter used and enjoyed throughout her years at East Noble. She walked by my house almost every day displaying her zest for a healthy life always wearing a baseball cap. She was quite an inspiration to me.