Born: May 29, 1929 - Deceased: December 24, 2022
Elizabeth “Almeda” Kroupa, nee Doty, of Belleville, IL, born Tuesday, May 28, 1929 in East St. Louis, IL, passed away Saturday, December 24, 2022 at Freeburg Care Center in Freeburg, IL.
Almeda was a seamstress and a CNA employee for Our Lady of the Snows Nursing Home for 14 years. She was a member/volunteer of Blessed Sacrament Church, District 175 Mothers Club, Villa Hills Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary, Boy Scout Troop 123, and Immaculate Conception Church and Blessed Sacrament Church Quilters for 20 years.
She was preceded in death by her:
- Husband of 72 years: Thomas W. Kroupa
- Parents: James H. and Carrie (nee Davis) Doty
- Sister: Martha Thiessen
Surviving are her:
- Thomas H. (Kim) Kroupa of Arlington Heights, IL
- Lou Ann Shea of Merrimack, NH
- Jacquelyn C. Kish of Saint Louis, MO
- Alex Kish
- Stephen Shea
- Christopher (Melinda) Shea
- John (Donna) Kroupa
- Rebecca Kroupa
- Meredith Bollenbaugh (Charles)
- Eight great grandchildren
Special Thanks: The family thanks the staff at the Freeburg Care Center for their care. In addition a special thanks goes to Charlie Cullen, Jim (Renea) Sauerwein, Chris Hill, Fern Gwaltney, Diane Rice and Robert Kuehl, plus many others who supported “Almeda” and her husband Thomas over the years.
Memorials: In lieu of flowers, a donation to the St. Vincent de Paul Blessed Sacrament Conference would be appreciated.
Visitation: Visitation from 9:00 – 11:00 am, Thursday, January 5, 2023 at Kurrus Funeral Home in Belleville, IL.
Funeral: Funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, January 5, 2023 at Kurrus Funeral Home, with Fr. Matt Elie officiating. Interment will follow at Valhalla Gardens of Memory, Belleville, IL.