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Fred A. Dupps, 68, of Loogootee, passed away at 11:37 a.m. Saturday at Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center.
He was born Nov. 17, 1948, in Jasper, to the late Leo and Dora (Schroeder) Dupps.
Fred was a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church and also attended Truelove United Methodist Church. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus and the Moose Lodge. Fred was a former Loogootee city council member and was active in the Martin County Democrats. He previously worked for Jofco and Kimball Office Furniture in Jasper and was currently employed by SAIC.
He loved his family, especially his wife, children and grandchildren. He was a lifelong Waylon Jennings fan. He attended 45 of his concerts and had an extensive collection of Waylon Jennings music. He enjoyed reading, listening to music and Saturday night dances.
Fred was preceded in death by his parents, Leo and Dora (Schroeder) Dupps; and sister Shirley (Gary) Jahn.
He is survived by his wife, Bev Dupps of Loogootee; daughter Heather (Todd) Arvin; stepchildren Brigham Osborne of Jasper and Candida Osborne of Denver, Colorado; grandchildren Brayton and Ally Arvin; siblings Kenny (Ruth) Dupps, Alice (Doug) Lukemeyer, Larry Dupps and Janet (Gene) Hurm; several nieces and nephews; and special cat, Fiona.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Rev. J. Kenneth Walker at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Loogootee. Burial will follow in Truelove United Methodist Church Cemetery.
Visitation will be held Tuesday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Blake Funeral Home in Loogootee.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Truelove United Methodist Church.
Condolences may be made online at www.blakefuneralhomes.com.
Published on December 18, 2016
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