Nancy Czupka


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Posted Online: Jan. 15, 2013, 5:50 pm
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Nancy J. Czupka, 78, of Inverness, Fla., formerly of Rock Island, died on Jan. 12, 2013, at her home under the loving care of her family and Hospice of Citrus County.
Private interment for Mrs. Czupka will be at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell. Donations may be given to Hospice of Citrus County. Arrangements are by Heinz Funeral Home & Cremation, Inverness.
Nancy was born on Nov. 23, 1934, in Galesburg, the daughter of Howard Karl and Marie Bowman.
Nancy worked for 20 years at Walt Disney World as a supervisor in merchandising and then as an account manager in the Disney Travel Company. She moved to Inverness in 1999, from Orlando, Fla. She enjoyed taking care of her family.
Survivors include her husband of 58 years, Ernest R. Czupka, Inverness; eight children, Steven Czupka, Inverness, Ronald Czupka and his wife, Martha, Hickory, N.C., Theodore Czupka and his wife, Patricia, Orlando, Jean Marie Oshima, Temecula, Calif., Kathlene Hohns and her husband, William, Windermere, Fla., Martin Czupka, Orlando, Christine Green, San Clemente, Calif., and Michele Scott and her husband, Frank, Orlando; 10 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Nancy was preceded in death by her parents; son, Thomas; and brother, Howard.







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