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Albert Kupp

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Albert Kupp Obituary
Albert Arthur Kupp went to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on March 21, 2013 in Dallas, Texas, at the age of 91. The son of Swiss immigrants, Al was born April 21, 1921 in Columbus, Nebraska. A committed Christian, loving family man, faithful friend, and always a "gentleman," Al was marked by his gratitude, daily saying how blessed he was by his faith, family and friends. He met the love of his life, Alma Thomas, while stationed at the Air Force Base in Childress, Texas. They married September 1, 1944, and shared life together for nearly seven decades. While in the Air Force, Al served as a flight instructor in WWII, was later in the Strategic Air Command, and went on to serve in Korea as an air bombardier where he flew 55 missions. He attained the rank of Lt. Colonel and received many medals and decorations including the Distinguished Flying Cross. He graduated from Hardin-Simmons University with a BBA in 1949, when he and Alma moved to Dallas where he went to work for the Dallas Morning News. He remained in the printing industry until his retirement in 1986. He also was a faithful member of Kiwanis for 44 years, and served as the Lt. Governor of the Texas/Oklahoma district. In 1949, Al and Alma joined Park Cities Baptist Church where he shared his gift of service in many leadership roles, including that of Lifetime Deacon. Al showed his commitment to Christ in every aspect of life. He was an avid fisherman and gardener, and loved summers spent at his cabin in Colorado. He and Alma traveled to 25 foreign countries, and had a special love for Switzerland. Al deeply loved his family. He is survived by his loving wife of 68+ years, Alma, and three children: Nancy Moss and husband, Barney, Carlton Kupp and wife Joy, and Ken Kupp and wife Kristie; grandchildren Ben Moss and wife, Courtney, Spencer Moss and wife, Whitney, Samuel Kupp, Alex Kupp, Jake Kupp, Kali Kupp and Carson Kupp. He is also survived by four great-granddaughters. The family would like to give special thanks for the loving care of his caregivers in his final years: Tenneh Bio and Amelia Dixon. A memorial service of celebration will be held at 2pm at Park Cities Baptist Church, Ellis Chapel, 3933 NW Pkwy, Dallas, on Tuesday, March 26, 2013. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations to Park Cities Baptist Church, or Hardin-Simmons University Albert and Alma Kupp Endowed Scholarship.

Published in Dallas Morning News from Mar. 24 to Mar. 25, 2013
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