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Allan A. Chaloupka
Allan Adolph Chaloupka, 90, of Denmark, passed away Sunday, April 23 at Scandinavian Court in Denmark.
Born Aug. 12, 1926 in the Town of Gibson, to the late Adolph and Mildred (Strouf) Chaloupka, he graduated from Mishicot High School in 1944 and served in the United States Navy from August of 1944 until July of 1947.
On Feb. 23, 1952, he married the former Kathleen Schroeder in Manitowoc and they shared 65 years together. He worked for Pauly Cheese until retiring in 1988 and also drove school bus for Denmark Public Schools.
A member and past commander of VFW Post 6705 in Denmark, he was proud to have been on a WWII Honor Flight. He enjoyed crossword puzzles, watching the Packers and Brewers, listening to polka music and his garden. He was a life-long member of Melnik Presbyterian Church.
Survivors include his wife, Katie; seven children, Lynn (Bob Boyer) Hager of Pound, Karen Chaloupka of Denmark, Wayne (Vicki) Chaloupka of Luxemburg, Dean (Anne) Chaloupka of Wellington, Fla., Brian (Julie) Chaloupka of Kewaunee, Ross (Gena) Chaloupka of Roswell, Ga. and Neal (Jim Seitz) Chaloupka of Raleigh, N.C.; 12 grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; four sisters-in-law, Arlene Schroeder, Lois Schroeder, Ruth Wegner and Cheryl (David) Decker; a brother-in-law, Roger (Betty) Schroeder; nieces; nephews; other family and friends.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by an infant son, Lee; three sisters, Edith Mae, Elaine (Carl) LaViolette and Joan Alioto; a brother, Leslie (Louise) Chaloupka; in-laws, Melvin and Helen Schroeder; three brothers-in-law, Robert Schroeder, Leo Schroeder and Norman Wegner and a sister-in-law, Helen Schroeder.
Family and friends may visit Cotter Funeral Home, Denmark Chapel, 536 County Road R, Denmark on Wednesday, April 26 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. with a VFW service at 7 p.m., with Denmark Post 6705. Visitation will continue on Thursday, April 27 at Melnik Presbyterian Church, 12320 Melnik Rd, (Whitelaw) from 10 a.m. to 10:45 a.m., followed by a funeral service at 11 a.m. Rev. Phil Kinzel will officiate with burial in the church cemetery.