Connie L. Kupper, of Niles

Published 9:22 am Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Nov. 7, 1943 — March 10, 2019

Connie L. Kupper, 75, of Niles, passed away at her daughter’s home on Sunday, March 10, 2019, with her loving family by her side.

Connie was born on Nov. 7, 1943, in Buchanan, to Leonard and Allene (Lolmaugh) Copper.

Connie L. Kupper

After graduating from the Niles Adult Education program in 1979, while working at Simplicity Pattern Company and later as a nursing assistant at Lakeland Hospital. She married Richard H. Kupper at St. Paul Lutheran Church on Nov. 6, 1971, where she was a lifelong member. Connie was an avid reader, she enjoyed watching Heartland, The Price Is Right, University of Michigan football, and the Super Bowl on TV. She was known to visit the casino occasionally, and maybe purchase a few lottery tickets. Her most treasured time was spent with her family, especially her great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her brother, Donald Copper.

Connie is survived by her loving husband, Richard, of Niles; her daughters, Diane (Ronnie) Batson, of Niles and MaryJo (Sam) Udell, of Niles; grandchildren, Brett Batson, of Niles, and Brittany (David) Dykema, of Niles; and two great-grandchildren, Jax and Lola Dykema; sister-in-laws, Rose (Ray) Richmond, Kathryn (Lonnie) Horvath and Mary Cooper, all of Niles; a host of friends including Pat and Bob Frame, of Niles, and numerous nieces and nephews.

A time of visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. at Brown Funeral Home on Thursday, March 14, 2019. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. on Friday, March 15, 2019, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church with Pastor Joseph Liss officiating. An interment will follow at Silverbrook Cemetery.

Memorial contributions in her memory may be made to the Niles-Buchanan Relay for Life or St. Paul’s Lutheran Church-Ladies Aid.

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Arrangements have been entrusted to Brown Funeral Home & Cremation Services, of Niles.