David Kupka, 80

Jan. 23, 1944 -
March 12,  2024
WAUKON - David J. Kupka, 80, of Waukon, IA, passed away Tuesday, March 12, 2024, at Northgate Care Center in Waukon. Visitation was  held from 3:00 PM - 6:30 PM Friday, March 15th, at Martin - Grau Funeral Home in Waukon. A scripture service followed at 6:30 PM at the funeral home. Martin-Grau Funeral Home in Waukon is handled the  arrangements.
David Joseph Kupka was born January 23, 1944, in Cresco, IA, the son of Ervin and Lavonne Mae (Frey) Kupka. After graduating from Crestwood High School, Dave farmed and drove truck for Balk’s Construction in Cresco and the State DOT. He loved driving big machines and continued truck driving even after “retiring”. Dave married Dorothy White and they had two daughters before divorcing.
In 2000, Dave moved to Waukon, IA. He was into building and flying RC airplanes; through this hobby, Dave met Betty Tlusty Ryan. In 2009, the couple married in Waukon. They enjoyed traveling to visit family and friends and loved playing cards with their neighbors and at the Waukon Wellness Center. Dave also liked being outside, especially fishing and camping.
He is survived by his wife Betty of Waukon; two daughters: Deb and Dawn; his grandchildren; and two brothers: Darwin (Jackie) Kupka of Decorah, IA, and Dean (Rhonda) Kupka of Cresco.
Dave was preceded in death by his parents and a sister Sandra Andrus.
Online condolences may be left at 

Cresco Times

Phone: 563-547-3601
Fax: 563-547-4602

Cresco TPD
214 N. Elm Street
Cresco, IA 52136

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