Melvin R. Chupp


Melvin R. Chupp, 75, of Topeka, passed away peacefully at his residence while surrounded by his family at 8:45 p.m. Friday, Aug. 16.
He was born March 7, 1944, in Nappanee, to Rudy J. and Fannie E. (Miller) Chupp.
On June 5, 1969, in Topeka, he married Loretta Miller; she survives.
Survivors in addition to his wife are two sons, Gary (Lisa) Chupp of Goshen, Michael (Anita Rose) Chupp of Topeka; four daughters, Mary Sue (Freeman Jr.) Lehman of Shipshewana, Ruth (Jonathon) Bontrager of Topeka, Elaine (Johnny) Lambright of Goshen, Sharon (Gerald) Nisley of Middlebury; 22 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; six brothers, Lloyd (Edith) Chupp of Ligonier, Lester (Linda) Chupp of Nappanee, David (Lena) Chupp of Topeka, John (Ruth) Chupp of Walnut Creek, Ohio, Rudy (Beth) Chupp Jr. of Chouteau, Oklahoma, Norman (Pam) Chupp of Nappanee; four sisters, Inez (Norman) Hochstetler of Mio, Michigan, Anna Mae (Harley) Yoder of Topeka, Edna (Floyd) Chupp of Goshen and Mary Ellen Chupp of Nappanee.
He was preceded in death by his parents; granddaughter, Jennifer Dawn Chupp; and three brothers, Delbert Chupp, Vernon and Ray Chupp.
Melvin had worked most of his life as a finish carpenter and was a member of the Old Order Amish Church.
Visitation will be after 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17, and all day Sunday, Aug. 18, at the family's residence, 5160 S. 500 West, Topeka.
Funeral services will be at 9:30 a.m. Monday, Aug. 19, at the Nelson Miller residence, 5355 S. 500 West, Topeka. Services will be conducted by the home ministers.
Burial will be in Hawpatch Cemetery, Topeka.
Miller-Stewart Funeral Home, Middlebury, is in charge of arrangements.
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Published on August 18, 2019
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