William "Bill" Lupkes
March 16, 1945 - December 30, 2013
William Dean “Bill” Lupkes, 68 years of age from Minden, NE died Monday, December 30, 2013 at his home southeast of Minden. Bill was born on March 16, 1945 in Worthington, MN to Aielt and Ethel (H.) Lupkes. He graduated from high school in Adrian, MN in 1963. He served in the U.S. Air Force in Germany from 1964 until 1968. On July 18, 1970 he married Lynette M. Persing in Wilmont, Minnesota. They moved to Minden in November of 1970. Bill worked in the areas of farming; as a mechanic and a welder, then later was a small engine mechanic at Landmark Implement and Mower Medic in Minden. Bill enjoyed his family, especially being with his grandchildren. He enjoyed gardening, working in the yard, fishing and tinkering with small engines; and he loved his Minnesota Vikings. Survivors include his wife, Lynette of Minden; sons, Shawn and Mandi, Curt and Cassidy, and Craig and Jenni all of Minden; foster son, C. J. and Samantha Ewertz of Sterling, CO; and 8 grandchildren, Tyson, Gage, Gavin, Damian, Wyndser, Linda, Forest, and Evan; brothers; Roger and Henrietta of Rushmore, MN; Dennis of Sioux Falls, SD; Donald and Eileen of Tuscan, AZ; brothers and sister in laws; Vince and Theresa Persing, Lois Bullerman, Leland and Judy Persing, Colleen and Dennis Somnis, Marian and Dan Diekmann, Phyllis and Tom Scholtes, JoAnn and Rod Burkard, LeAnn and Doug Onken all of Minnesota; and Kathy and Lloyd Bullerman and Eileen and Larry Peterson of South Dakota; and many nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents and grandparents; brothers, Frances and Richard; sister, Janice; and brothers in law, Leonard Persing and Lorne Bullerman. Memorial services will be on Friday, January 3, 2014 at 2:00 pm at the Layton-Craig Funeral Home in Minden with Pastor Ivan Schoone officiating. Burial will be in the Juniata Cemetery prior to the memorial service. Book signing will be at the Layton-Craig Funeral Home in Minden on Thursday from 5 " 7 p.m. A memorial has been established in Bill's name.


Marlin Legler

You have my thoughts and prayers.

Mike & Judy Montgomery

Curt & Cassidy, Our prayers are with you and all of the family during thisd time of loss. May God give you the peace that only comes from Him.

The Open Door Fellowship Church of Gibbon, NE

Our deepest sympathy and condolences to all the Lupke family. May God give you strength and wisdom during the time of your loss. We lift up the family in prayer to our Lord Jesus Christ.

Lonnie and Marsha Granger

Lynn and boys. Our heartfelt sympathies to you guys in this time of loss. Bill was a great guy and always enjoyed him at Sally's and Greg and Sharon's. He will be missed dearly.Lynn glad I got to talk to you the other day at Casey's. We are praying for you and you family today and in the weeks ahead. Lonnie and Marsha

LaVerne and Joan Schall

Sincere sympathy to you and your family at this sad time.

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