Rebecca Lea Kupsky-Gross

Rebecca Lea Kupsky-Gross, 56, of Green Bay, passed away on Aug. 2, 2019, after a bravely-fought battle with pancreatic cancer. Becky was born on March 13, 1963, the daughter of Ted and Marian (Westphal) Kupsky, of Bonduel. As such, she became the little sister of two older brothers, Mark and Joel.

On May 19, 1963, through baptism at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Bonduel, God made her His own, and she was called into her life-long relationship with her Savior Jesus. Her sponsors were Corinne Schneider, Jane Westphal, and Richard Beversdorf. On April 17, 1977, she confirmed her faith at the altar of St. Paul Church. Her confirmation Bible verse is John 8:12, “I am the light of the world; he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.” When she moved to Green Bay seven years ago she became a member of Redeemer Lutheran Church in Green Bay, where she attended faithfully.

Becky grew up in Bonduel on the Kupsky dairy farm, where she developed her strong affection for animals of any size and variety. She helped her family in the daily operation of the farm; as a teenager, she very competently cared for the calves. She also enjoyed baby-sitting. She was an attentive granddaughter to her aging grandparents, Theodore F. and Alma Kupsky, who also lived on the Kupsky farm, and to her maternal grandparents, Fred C. and Lydia Westphal, of Bonduel.

She attended St. Paul Lutheran School and Bonduel High School, from which she graduated in 1981. She completed training to be a paralegal and worked in that field for several years, after which she worked for an insurance claims-adjusting company for some time. She also earned the certification to become an emergency medical technician and worked as a first responder in Bonduel and Pulaski. She became an employee of Bellin Health in Green Bay in 1997 and continued there until her illness. She had every intention to remain there in her capacity as an EKG/treadmill technician, but that quickly became impossible after her diagnosis on May 1, 2019.

In her leisure time, Becky enjoyed activities at her church and with her family. She liked to read and knit. She also participated in bicycling trips, especially those that were fund-raising activities for various charities. Her “at home” affectionate companions over the years were a succession of pet cats.

Becky is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Theresa and Jeremy Kendl, who very attentively aided her through these last three difficult months. Their children, 4-year-old Phoenix and 1-year-old Aspen, were of prime importance to Becky, and she treasured her frequent contacts with them. They, in turn, eagerly anticipated visits with their “Grandma Becky” both in her Green Bay home and at their home in Sun Prairie.

She is also survived by her parents, Ted and Marian Kupsky, of Bonduel, and her brother, Mark, of Sun Prarie. Also surviving are her Uncle Kap, Aunt Mo, and Aunt Dar Westphal, plus numerous cousins and friends whom she very much valued.

She was predeceased by her brother Joel, plus aunts, uncles, and cousins from both the Kupsky and Westphal families.

A funeral service for Becky was held at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2019, at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Bonduel, with the Rev. Paul Pett officiating. Visitation will precede the service from 2 p.m. until the time of the service at the church. Burial will be in St. Paul Cemetery following the service. Gifts in memory of Becky may be directed to Redeemer Lutheran Church of Green Bay, St. Paul Lutheran Church of Bonduel, or to the charity of the donor’s choice.

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