Raymond J. Krupa

Raymond J. Krupa
March 26, 1932 – May 21, 2020

Preceded in death by wife, Constance. Survived by daughter, Kathleen A. Distefano; son, Robert R. Krupa (Kristy); grandchildren, Anthony Distefano, Emilie Krupa, and Mitchell Krupa; and sisters, Theresa Mitera, Mary Ann Petrmichl, and Barbara Tworek.

VISITATION: Wednesday, May 27, 2020 (following CDC guidelines) starts at 9:30am, with MASS of CHRISTIAN BURIAL at 10:30am, all at St. Vincent dePaul Catholic Church (14330 Eagle Run Dr).
INTERMENT: St. John’s Cemetery with Military Honors. Memorials are suggested to Parkinson’s Nebraska, 16811 Burdette Street, Suite One, Omaha, NE 68116.

To view a live broadcast of the Services go to our website and click the “view livecast” button on our homepage or click on link below.

Ray Krupa was born in Omaha, Nebraska, and grew up in “Sheelytown”, a Polish and Czech neighborhood in South Omaha.  He attended Immaculate Conception School and graduated from Omaha South High School in 1950.  He served about 2 years in the US Army during the Korean War, and once he returned, he met his future bride, Connie Martin, on a blind date.  They were married on June 16, 1956, and had two children, Kathy, and Bob.  Ray worked for Union Pacific Railroad, reworking the steam piping for the “Big Boy” steam locomotives.  However, he spent most of his life working for Western Electric, first as a machinist in the wire sheathing department, and later coordinating the supply clerks throughout the Omaha Works plant.  He was a family man and was very involved in his kids’ lives and activities.  He loved fishing, golfing, and Nebraska football.  He dearly loved his three grandchildren – Tony, Emilie, and Mitch.  A patient and kind soul, Ray was the best husband, father, and grandfather a family could want.

Funeral Service Link: https://boxcast.tv/view/raymond-krupa-944014



  • Gary Krupa Posted May 23, 2020 11:00 am

    May you rest in peace Uncle Ray. Miss you!

  • Corky Krupa Gibson Posted May 23, 2020 5:08 pm

    Will miss you Uncle, but I know you are there with some great company! Love- Corky

  • Cindy Orejola Posted May 24, 2020 12:24 pm

    My fondest memory of Uncle Ray is one of the many Krupa Family Picnics at Peony Park my brother, Tim and I went on our first roller coaster ride with Uncle Ray and Kathy. It was so exciting. Uncle Ray was always smiling. Prayers to the entire family.

  • Julie Foy Posted May 26, 2020 6:56 am

    My deepest sympathies to Ray’s friends and family at such a sad and difficult time. Kathy, I know by your stories, how close you were to your dad and he sounded like a wonderful man and father. Nebraska Football lost their #1 fan. Thoughts and prayers to all of you.

  • Robin Shover Posted May 26, 2020 7:01 am

    My deepest sympathy for your loss.

  • Joe Lang Posted May 26, 2020 7:46 pm

    Bob and Family, our deepest sympathy for the loss of Ray. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Joe and Molly.

  • Steve Travis Posted May 27, 2020 3:19 am

    The entire Krupa family has been like a second family to us. So loving and kind. All beautiful people for which we’ve been so blessed to have in our lives. Ray and Connie will live on in our hearts and souls forever and we will rejoice in the day when we are all able to reunite with God in heaven. Peace be with all of you. Love Steve, Molly, Brennan, and Brinley

  • Ellen Ham Posted May 27, 2020 4:42 am

    Kathy and family, I’m so sorry to hear about your loss. I enjoyed the stories you shared with me about your dad and watching the Husker games together. He will be greatly missed. Wishing you peace and comfort during this time.

  • Scott Pfeifer Posted May 27, 2020 7:04 am

    Sorry to hear of Ray’s passing. The Krupa family is in our thoughts and prayers. Scott and Denise

  • John and Tracy Keith Posted May 27, 2020 8:33 am

    Bob and family, we’re so sorry for your loss. We’re sending prayers of comfort and peace on this difficult day.

  • Amy Haase Posted May 27, 2020 8:35 am

    Bob and family, so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with your entire family.

  • Robert Beckerbauer, Jr. Posted May 27, 2020 8:41 am

    Bob and family,

    Sorry to hear about your father’s passing. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

    Robert Beckerbauer, Jr. and family

  • Nick Schulz Posted May 27, 2020 8:43 am

    Sorry to hear for your loss, You and your family have our thoughts and prayers
    Nick and Sarah

  • Benjamin Kroll Posted May 27, 2020 8:45 am

    Please accept our families heartfelt condolences your loss. May his memory be eternal. Our thoughts are with you in this challenging time.

  • Cheryl Clark Posted May 27, 2020 8:49 am

    My deepest sympathies to the Krupa Family. God Bless

  • Cory Scott Posted May 27, 2020 8:49 am

    Sorry to hear about your loss.

  • Matt Kortright Posted May 27, 2020 8:54 am

    The Kortright family is sending prayers.

  • Annette Chipman Posted May 27, 2020 8:57 am

    Bob, I am so sorry to hear about our father. It is very difficult. I think of my mom and dad every day. You and your family are in my prayers.

  • Brian Halsey Posted May 27, 2020 9:07 am

    Deepest condolences at the passing of your Father. We will keep you in our prayers. May the Lord give you peace in Ray’s passing. Brian and Felicia

  • BRIAN KERL Posted May 27, 2020 9:15 am

    Bob, So very sorry about the loss of your father. My sympathies to you and the entire Krupa family.

  • Jay Weingarten Posted May 27, 2020 9:27 am

    Keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers. May God bless you!
    The Weingarten Family

  • Bill and Lisa Anderson Posted May 27, 2020 9:45 am

    Lisa and I send our love and prayers to Bob, Kristy, Emilie, Mitchell, and the entire Krupa family as you mourn the loss of such a great father, grandfather, and friend. We’ll all miss Ray – and our hearts go out to you.

  • Crystal Cunningham Posted May 27, 2020 9:47 am

    Bob and family, so sorry for the loss of your father. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Tony Montgomery Posted June 3, 2020 1:47 pm

    Bob and family, I’m sorry for your loss. I’ll be thinking of you.

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