Carl Kupferer
French Funerals & Cremations - Wyoming
7121 Wyoming Boulevard
Albuquerque, NM
Carl F. Kupferer D.O., FACOI

Carl F. Kupferer, D.O., FACOI, 76, is resting peacefully in the arms of Jesus after a short battle with cancer. He passed away Thursday, August 15, 2019. Carl was a devoted Christian husband, loving father, and a stellar physician. During his career as a pulmonologist/internist in St. Louis, MO, and Albuquerque, he was dedicated to the care of his patients. Retiring from the VA Hospital in 2016 allowed him more free time to enjoy his favorite pastime of playing golf at Tanoan with dear friends. Carl's love of skiing had drawn him to New Mexico, and he enjoyed it immensely, until two knee surgeries ended his ability to ski. Family time with children and grandchildren gave him such pleasure when his injuries, poor vision, and cancer did not permit his athletic participation.

He is survived by his wife, Suzanne Kupferer; children, Cindy Dodge (Dewey), Andrea Boyle (Bob), Amy Hinnerichs (Todd), Burke Webster (Stephanie), Whitney Barnhart (Jamie), and Zak Kupferer (Danyelle); grandchildren, Casey, Emily; Reese, Taylor, Tristin, Sadie Dahl; Walker, Owen; Savannah Brooke and James Brady. Carl is survived by his brother, Thomas Kupferer, D.O., wife, Valerie Kupferer, D.O. and children, Tommy, Matt, Robbie, and Danny, with respective wives and children. Also touching his life, were medical partners, Tom Stees, D.O., James Thesing, D.O. and his golfing buddy, and best friend for over 30 years, Huson Middleton, M.D. Carl was preceded in death by his father and mother, Carl and Frances Kupferer.

A Visitation will be held Friday, August 23, 2019 at 9:00 a.m. at FRENCH â€" Wyoming, with a Celebration of Life following at 10:00 a.m. A Reception will follow the service. A private family internment will be held after the reception. Please visit our online guestbook for Carl at

Published by Albuquerque Journal from Aug. 18 to Aug. 22, 2019.
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I'm so sorry to hear of Carl's passing. I wish that I could have attended the service, but I found out about it too late. My sympathy to all the family.

-Andrea Carvey
Andrea Carvey
August 31, 2019
I just came across this and was saddened to hear this news, Dr Kupferer was my first primary care dr at the VA and he was a very caring person and took great care of my needs. He will be missed by all.
Richard Gurule
August 26, 2019
shirley summers
August 23, 2019
Person that I have always known, great guy. My sympathy to his entire family.
Charles McCann
August 21, 2019
My deepest sympathy for your loss. I worked with Dr. Kupferer at the Albuquerque VA. I always enjoyed working with him.
Sandee Razner
August 19, 2019
My deepest sympathies to Suzanne, to Carl's children, Whitney, Zak, Burke, Amy, Cindy, and Andy, and to my cousin Tom and his family. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
Nancy Whitaker
August 19, 2019
May the soul of our faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen. Carl and I knew each other since 1st grade. He was my first crush. I am so sorry for your loss. He is at peace.
Sarah Aken
August 19, 2019
Condolences to all the family and friends of Carl. What a great guy! I enjoyed his company thru many rounds of golf and after-golf story telling. I am better for having known him. May he rest in a well- deserved peace.
Jeff Philbin
August 18, 2019
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family this week.
Kelley and Rod McClanahan
August 18, 2019
Our thoughts and prayers are with your family during this difficult time. I can't help but smile when I think of Burke, Erik, Amy and Kim hanging out together. So many good times as friends and neighbors.

Your family was always good to us and it was clear how much Carl loved his family.

Sending Love and condolences. Peace be with you.
Laura, Kim, Erik Koster
August 18, 2019
Suzanne Please except my condolences. I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your husband. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I Love you
Diane (Munro) Baca and Family
Diane Baca
August 18, 2019
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