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Josephine Chalupsky, 86, Silver Lake

Josephine “Dodie” C. Chalupsky, 86, of Silver Lake, died Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014, at the Hutchinson Health Hospital.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held Monday, Oct. 13, at Holy Family Catholic Church in Silver Lake with the Rev. Anthony Stubeda officiating. Alice Nowak was the organist. The Holy Family Catholic Church Choir was the song leader. Musical selections included “Here I Am, Lord,” “Prayer of St. Francis,” “Panis Angelicus,” “Softly and Tenderly, Jesus is Calling,” “Hail Mary, Gentle Women,” “Song of Farewell” and “Amazing Grace.”
Pallbearers were Jason Haar, Larry Homan, Matt Kaczmarek and Kirk Klobe. Interment was in the St. Adalbert’s Cemetery in Silver Lake.
Josephine “Dodie” C. Chalupsky was born March 3, 1928, in Silver Lake, the daughter of Frank and Emily (Matausek) Slanga. She was baptized as an infant and confirmed in her faith as a youth, both at St. Adalbert’s Catholic Church in Silver Lake. She was educated in Silver Lake, and was a graduate of the Silver Lake High School class of 1945. She furthered her education at the University of Minnesota, where she received her master’s degree in teaching.
On Jan. 31, 1948, she was united in marriage to Howard Chalupsky at St. Adalbert’s Catholic Church in Silver Lake. The couple resided in Silver Lake, and shared 51 years of marriage before Mr. Chalupsky’s death on May 21, 1999.
Mrs. Chalupsky taught high school in Silver Lake, retiring in 1979. She attended Holy Family Catholic Church (formerly St. Adalbert’s Catholic Church). She was a member of the Silver Lake American Legion Auxiliary Unit 141, the Degree of Honor, the Master Gardener Club and the Senior Citizens Center.
She enjoyed playing cards, tending to her gardens, quilting, sewing and crafts. She especially enjoyed spending time with her family and friends.
She is survived by her sisters-in-law, Virginia Chalupsky of Hutchinson and Marvel Slanga of Minneapolis; nieces and nephews; many other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Frank and Emily Slanga; husband, Howard Chalupsky; sisters, Mary (Irv) Burich, Cecelia (Larry) Homan, Dominic Slanga, Elizabeth Slanga and Magdeline (Lee) Kohls; and brothers, Raymond Slanga, Frank Slanga and Paul Slanga.
Arrangements were with the Dobratz-Hantge Chapel in Hutchinson. Online obituaries and guest book are available at www.hantge.com.