Walter Krupinski


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Posted Online: April 08, 2013, 7:30 pm
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Walter E. Krupinski, 87, of East Moline, died on Saturday, April 6, 2013, at Genesis Medical Center, Illini Campus, Silvis.
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today, with services on Wednesday, April 10, at 10 a.m., all at Sullivan-Ellis Mortuary, East Moline. The Rev. Gregory Jozefiak will officiate. Burial is at Greenview Memorial Gardens, East Moline. The East Moline American Legion 227 will conduct military rites.
Walter was born on June 3, 1925, in Chicago, the son of Franciszek and Maryjanna Stislowicz Krupinski. He married Betty Muir on Nov. 22, 1971. He was a Navy veteran. Wally was a meat cutter for Thompson Reliable Meat Packers for 31 years and Davenport Pack for nine years and worked at the Quad City Downs until 1985.
He was a life member of VFW 2056 and AMVETS 145 and a member of American Legion 227 and Cooties 78. He was a member of St. Ann Catholic Church, East Moline. He enjoyed fishing, woodworking and "find a word" puzzles.
He is survived by his wife, Betty; daughters, Margie (Chico) Garcia, Galena, Ill., and Barbara (Carl) Malcer, Chicago; grandsons, Richard (Kristen) Malcer, Chicago, and Michael Malcer, Chicago; granddaughter, Christine (Darren) McNeely, Florida; six great-grandchildren; son, Jerry Krupinski; three sisters and a brother who Betty knows of; and special friends, Charlie and Colleen, Rock Island, and Pat and Lalo Alatoore, Moline.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a son.
A special thank you to all the people who took such good care of Wally.
Condolences may be left for the family at sullivanellisltd.com.














 



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