Nancy C. Wupper

Born: Friday, March 2, 1928
Passed: Tuesday, December 27, 2016

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Nancy C. Wupper, 88, of Rockford, passed away peacefully in her home on Tuesday, December 27, 2016. She was born March 2, 1928, in Beloit, WI; the daughter of Guy and Marie Copus. She attended Beloit schools and Beloit College where she was affiliated with Kappa Alpha Theta sorority. She married Robert H. Wupper on June 18, 1949, in Beloit WI; he predeceased her September 5, 1987. Nancy was a member of DAR, Rockford Woman's Club, and Forest Hills Country Club. She served on several organizational boards and was a charter member of Spring Creek Congregational Church. She represented Civic Newcomers in the Rockford area for 8 years.
She is survived by her children, Pete (Sandy) of Colorado, Tom (Laura) of Rockford, and Wendy (Todd) Polonsky of New York; grandchildren, Ben (Sarah), Michael (Amanda), T.C. and Selena Wupper of Colorado, Rae (Kevin) Sobers and Bekah Polonsky of New York; great-grandchildren, Kolten, Kynslee, Addison, Brayden and Isabella Wupper of Colorado. The family would like to give a special thank you to Kathy for her loving care she gave along with Northern Illinois Hospice and Olson Funeral Home.
Nancy requested that she have a private graveside family service in Beloit. Memorials to Noah's Ark Animal Sanctuary, 111 N. 1st St. Rockford, IL 61107.

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  1. Libby Green

    To Wendy, Pete, & Tom I have many great memories of your Mom, one in particular. I call it the "foo foo gown." Your Mom went wedding gown shopping with me. There was a new bridal shop on N. Main St, where we found the "foo foo gown." The gown was extremely full at the bottom. It surrounded me and filled a large portion of the room. I couldn't move in any direction. I turned my head toward nancy, with an expression that screamed "HELP!" She sat calmly, looking, then said "it's too foo fooey. Too much going on at the bottom." I clenched my teeth and closed my hands in fists until we left the store. We burst out laughing and continued the rest of the day. Later we found the perfect gown at another bridal shop. We had the best time and talked about the day many times. I will never forget that day. It was classic. I will miss your Mom too.

  2. Jeff Wagner

    Hello Wendy Tom & Pete, I'm sorry to hear about the passing of your Mom. She was a wonderful lady and will be missed. I remember as a youth walking over to your house on Spring Brook and inviting myself in to hang around and talk with your Mom. She would usually offer me a snack and we would talk about your dogs and whatever was going on with them at the time. Thinking back this sounds rather strange but at the time, I think your Mom served as a warm polar opposite of my Mom (who was always out running around and never home). Your Mom was always just there to shoot the breeze. Many fond memories! Best thoughts from our family to yours. Jeff Wagner

  3. Larry and Penny Carr

    Thanks for letting us know about Nancy. Our thoughts are with you at this time. Penny and Larry

  4. Cyndi Ilseman

    I am so very sorry for your loss!

  5. Cyndi Ilseman

    I am so very sorry for your loss!

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