Obit: Shupe, Donald (1926 - 1965)


Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon



Surnames: Shupe, Babich, Seeman, Syth, Primc, Domine, Grambsch, King


----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI.) September 9, 1965


Shupe, Donald (27 October 1926 - 8 September 1965)


Funeral services will be held from St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Loyal at 10 a.m. Saturday for Donald Shupe, 38, widely-known Loyal trucker, who was killed about 5:45 a.m. Wednesday in a tractor-trailer accident at the Yellow River bridge south of Marshfield on Highway 13.


Wood County authorities expressed the belief that Shupe had gone to sleep while at the wheel of an E-Z Kamper, Inc., trailer.


Clyde Grambsch of Loyal, president of E-Z Kamper, Inc., at Loyal, said that Shupe had been headed out to Chicago, Ill, to pick up a load of trailers.  He said that Shupe had been scheduled to leave Loyal at 6 a.m., but had called at 5 a.m. to ask whether it would be all right for him to leave earlier.  Shupe had driven part-time for E-Z Kamper for the last two years or more.


The body will lie in state at the Myre Funeral Home in Loyal beginning Friday morning.  The funeral service will be conducted by the Rev. Norbert King, pastor of St. Anthony’s Church. Burial will be made in the parish cemetery.


A native of Loyal, Shupe was born in that community October 27, 1926.  At the age of 17 he left Loyal and went to Milwaukee to work.  He was married to Mary Babich in West Allis on December 1, 1945.  They returned to Loyal in 1946, when Shupe established a trucking business.  He had been engaged in trucking since that time.


Surviving in addition to his wife are three children, Mrs. Vaughn (Shirley) Seeman for Kenosha, and Mike and Shelly, at home; a grandchild; three brothers, Edward and Jerome Shupe of Loyal, and Lawrence of Cheyenne, Wyo.; two sisters, Mrs. Richard (Evelyn) Syth of Loyal and Mrs. Leo (Mary Ann) Primc of Greenwood; his mother, Mrs. Verna Shupe of Loyal; and his maternal grandmother, Mrs. Ed Domine of Loyal.




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