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Virginia Chalupsky, 95, of Hutchinson

Virginia Chalupsky, 95, of Hutchinson, died Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017, at Ecumen Oaks and Pines in Hutchinson.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held Monday, Feb. 20, at Holy Family Catholic Church in Silver Lake with the Rev. Paul Schumacher officiating. Bobbi Ludewig was the pianist and song leader. Congregational hymns were “Amazing Grace,” “Prayer of St. Francis,” “On Eagle’s Wings,” “How Great Thou Art,” “I Am the Bread of Life,” “Fly Like a Bird” and “Song of Farewell.”
Her grandchildren served as casket bearers. Interment was in St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Silver Lake.
Virginia “Virgie” Margaret Chalupsky was born Dec. 8, 1921, in Rollingstone, the daughter of John and Sophia (Fiel) Schuh. She was the sixth of eight children: Maurice, Laura, Robert, Elaine, Harold, Virginia, Mary and Jack. She attended school in Rollingstone and graduated from Winona State Teachers College.
She moved to Silver Lake to teach, and there she met Tom Chalupsky, who was then in the service in California. They were married in Rollingstone on Aug. 13, 1947. They had four children, Kathy, Tom, Jim and Karen. They lived in Silver Lake until shortly after Mr. Chalupsky’s death in 1998. Mrs. Chalupsky moved to Hutchinson in 1999 and lived at Ecumen Oaks and Pines until her death.
She taught at 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 girls’ athletic club adviser.
She 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. She loved to bake and always had chocolate chip cookies any time her children and grandchildren came to visit.
She is survived by her children, Kathy Julian (Tom) of Middleton, Wisconsin, Tom Chalupsky Jr. (Pat) of Remer and Karen Kaczmarek (Ron) of Silver Lake; 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; many other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, John J. and Sophia Schuh; husband, Tom Chalupsky Sr.; son, Jim Chalupsky; and several brothers and sisters and brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law.
Memorials are directed to Alzheimer’s Association, ALZ.org.
Arrangements were with the Dobratz-Hantge Funeral Chapels in Hutchinson. Online obituaries and guest book are available at www.hantge.com.