Sandra Ann “Sandy” Krupka

Sandra Ann “Sandy” Krupka

December 2, 1964- August 9, 2023

Sandra “Sandy” Krupka, age 58, passed away peacefully after more than a 10-year battle against ovarian cancer on August 9, 2023, with her beloved family by her side. Services will be conducted by her grade school and high school classmate, Fr. Bill Holoubek.  Visitation will be held on Friday, August 11, 2023, 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. followed by a Vigil at 7:00 p.m. at Heafey-Hoffmann-Dworak-Culter, 7805 W. Center Rd., Omaha, Nebraska. Mass of Christian Burial will be held August 12, 2023, 11:00 a.m. at Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, 5419 N 114th St., Omaha. Interment will be at the Schuyler Cemetery on Monday, August 14, 11:00 a.m.

Sandy was born on December 2, 1964, in Schuyler, NE, to Milo and Ann (Ritzdorf) Mundil, and grew up on a farm south of Clarkson, NE. She attended Bishop Neumann Catholic School (now called St. John Neumann Catholic School) and then graduated in 1983 from Clarkson High School. Afterwards, she attended Lincoln School of Commerce and received a degree in Travel and Tourism. Upon graduation she began her career in the travel industry; the last 36 years were with Travel and Transport.  Her position not only carried her across the United States, but Europe, Asia, and Australia as well.

Sandy was very goal-driven and gave her full attention to whatever she wanted to accomplish.  As a member of the Waverly Jaycees, these traits helped her become elected President from 1988-1989, and then was elected Nebraska State Jaycee President from 1993-1994.  Her involvement in these organizations developed many lifelong friendships.

On October 16, 1999, Sandy married the love of her life, Dale Krupka, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Schuyler, Nebraska. To this union she was blessed with her two children, Anna, and Tanner, who she adored and was very proud.

Sandy loved to laugh and was always quite entertaining.  It was never dull when she was around!  She enjoyed her girl’s weekends, crochet, dancing, and baking; especially Kolaches. One of her favorite things was traveling with her family.  She took them on so many adventures, Anna to Europe, Tanner to San Diego, and family trips to Disney World.  She also spoiled her husband with trips to Park City UT, Maui, HI, and Scottsdale, AZ, for a surprise birthday.

Sandy is survived by her husband of 23 years, Dale Krupka; children, Anna Krupka and Tanner Krupka; brothers, Michael (Cathy) Mundil of Howells, NE, and David (Kimberley) Mundil of Raymond, NE; brother-in-law, Sean Clough of Lincoln; many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Milo, and Ann Mundil; sister, Betty; maternal and fraternal grandparents.

Sandy is so loved and will be missed by all.

In lieu of plants and flowers, the family request memorials be directed to Anna and Tanner’s College Education or to St Jude Children’s Research Hospital.


  • Joe and Deb Ritzdorf Posted August 9, 2023 6:07 pm

    Love and prayers always! ❤

  • Russ and Nancy Mandel Posted August 9, 2023 8:15 pm

    So very sorry to hear about Sandy!!! Thinking of you all!

  • Douglas Mundil Posted August 9, 2023 8:35 pm

    We are so very sorry to hear of your loss. We are sending you our thoughts & deepest condolences and our prayers are with you during this difficult time. Love, The Mundil’s-Doug, Tracy, Alizabeth, Zach, Aubree & Waylon

  • Amy Avila Posted August 10, 2023 6:05 am

    Dale, Anna and Tanner—Im so very sad to hear of Sandy’s passing. She’s at rest with Jesus now. May you find comfort in all your memories with her in the days to come.

  • Tiffany Bennett Posted August 10, 2023 7:25 am

    Dale and family, sending my sincere deepest condolences in the loss of Sandy. May the God of all comfort and peace ease your hearts and minds during this time. Always in my prayers!
    “Even though I walk. through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil, for you are with me, your rod and your staff, they comfort me.” Ps 23:4

  • Penny Marshall Posted August 10, 2023 8:11 am

    So sorry to hear of Sandy’s passing. She was amazingly strong through her long battle. May Gods love give you comfort.

  • Paul Mausbach Posted August 10, 2023 9:19 am

    So sorry. My condolences to Dale and his family. Sandy always held a special place in my heart, and her memory will always be with me.

  • Stefani Forster Posted August 10, 2023 9:31 am

    Dale and family, I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this time. A funny and caring and lovely lady, from a TandT associate and friend.Much love!

  • Doug “Sarge” Klaumann Posted August 10, 2023 3:01 pm

    I was lucky enough to meet Sandy through our time in the Jaycees. We both served as local presidents at the same and ran against one another in a race for State President. Sandy won that election and I think this made our bond even stronger. If you looked up Class Act in the dictionary, you would see her name. She will always have a special place in heart heart. Sandy, you will be missed by many but we know you are in a much better place now. May you rest in eternal peace.

  • Julie Swanson Posted August 10, 2023 5:03 pm

    Sandy was a wonderful person. She will be missed by everyone. Prayers to Dale and the family.

  • Julie Swanson Posted August 10, 2023 5:44 pm

    Sandy was wonderful person. She will be truly missed to all..

  • Brian & Patty Duncan Posted August 10, 2023 6:21 pm

    We are deeply saddened to hear of Sandy’s passing. Keeping her f family and friends in our prayers. Sandy touched lives in special ways. Her kind acts will be remembered forever.

  • Ed & Laurie Dexter Posted August 10, 2023 6:22 pm

    A beautiful lady and well written remembrance of Sandy’s life. Our hearts ache for you during this grieving time. Hugs and prayers

  • Angie and Scott Kreikemeier Posted August 10, 2023 6:51 pm

    So very sorry for your loss. Sandy will be dearly missed. Prayers to all of you during this time and always.

  • Melissa Landholm Posted August 10, 2023 7:58 pm

    Sandy’s loss will leave a huge hole in many lives. She seemed to always be laughing and smiling.
    My hugs and condolences to everyone.

  • Barb Blum Posted August 10, 2023 8:30 pm

    We were so sorry to hear about Sandy, our thoughts and prayers for the family.

  • Lori Johnson- Welch Posted August 10, 2023 10:48 pm

    I am so sorry to hear about Sandy. I have not seen her in years, but I have so many fond memories of her when we were neighbor kids growing up on the farm. which was just one mile to the East of my families’ farm. . My deepest sympathies to the entire family! I know you will dearly miss her! ❤️

  • Lori Johnson Welch Posted August 10, 2023 10:55 pm

    I am so sorry to hear about Sandy. I have not seen her in years, but I have so many fond memories of her when we were neighbor kids growing up on the farm. My deepest sympathies to the entire family! I know she will be dearly missed! ❤️

  • Frank Rothell Posted August 11, 2023 6:48 am

    Very sorry to hear of Sandy’s passing. My condolences to her family. She was a very strong person with a bright personality. I enjoyed having her as part of my Jaycee family.

  • Wendy Lewis Posted August 11, 2023 7:44 am

    I am so sorry to hear of Sandy’s passing. I was blessed to have worked with Sandy and get to know her. She lit up a room whenever she walked in. My thoughts and prayers are with her entire family.

  • Suzy Libra Posted August 11, 2023 10:11 pm

    I’m so sorry to hear of Sandy’s passing. I will always remember the great breakfast she made for us in May and all the laughter whenever she was around. Our thoughts are with you.

  • Orv and Carolyn Gigstad Posted August 12, 2023 6:05 am

    We are so sorry to hear of Sandy’s passing! Orv met her aand those young, cute girls of the Waverly Jaycees when he was Nebraska State Jayce President in 1984. She and Betty were a joy to work with and always greeted us with warm, cheery smiles. Our sympathy for her husband, family and those that knew her.

  • Jennifer Schroeder Posted August 12, 2023 10:09 am

    Sandy was an amazing person. She always had a smile that was contagious, and I looked forward to seeing her every 6 months for cleanings. I always felt like we could just talk for the whole hour instead of doing her dental cleaning. Sending lots of prayers for Dale, Anna and Tanner. Sandy was an incredible person and she will be so missed.

  • Monica Lewis Miller ( former Norfolk Jaycee) Posted August 12, 2023 4:10 pm

    I was so saddened to hear of the passing of Sandy. She was such an amazing caring and compassionate person. I am so thankful that I got to know her through the Jaycees, I am glad my husband and I could attend her funeral today.
    She lived the Jaycee creed which says.
    We Believe:
    That faith in God gives meaning and purpose to human life;
    That the brotherhood of man transcends the sovereignty of nations;
    That economic justice can best be won by free men through free enterprise;
    That government should be of laws rather than of men;
    That earth’s great treasure lies in human personality;
    And that service to humanity is the best work of life.
    Sandy lived this creed, it was still part of her life after she got out of the Jayces. She will be missed by so many people. She touched more lives than she knew. God bless her family. Keeping all of you in my thoughts and prayers.
    God Bless Monica and Mike Miller

  • Vicky Borman Posted August 13, 2023 11:49 am

    You are all in our thoughts and prayers, Sandy was such a beautiful person making everyone around her happy! Very sorry for your loss, and continued prayers for strength.

  • Bill and Jan Sixta Posted August 13, 2023 12:19 pm

    So sorry to hear of Sandy’s passing. Wanted to ask you, Mike and David, when I saw you this week about Sandy. We didn’t realize she was having health challenges.

  • Laura Lynn DeJohns Posted August 15, 2023 4:34 pm

    I had the privilege of working with, and for Sandy for many years. Not only did she help ‘carry’ me when we lost our son, she was beloved by all.
    If her name was ever mentioned at work, the first thing you would hear from someone in a split second was ‘ she is so sweet’ , or ‘ I love Sandy Krupka’ .
    RIP sweet lady. Prayers, hugs and love to her family. ❤️❤️❤️

  • Steve Milius Posted August 16, 2023 6:05 pm

    What a beautiful soul she was. I have known Sandy for 35 years Always loved working with her. Condolences

  • Jennifer Casey (Visser) Posted August 22, 2023 1:56 am

    I knew Sandy through my years in Waverly Jaycees . She inspired me to be my best and I am so glad she encouraged me to shine to my potential . She included everyone and lit up a room everywhere she ‘d go . Many fond and fun loving memories of experiences, outings, travels during my jaycee years . So sad to hear of her passing via FB however much gratitude to Monica Matejek for it. Blessings to family and friends knowing she is shining her Joy and light in most Angelic ways . She will be forever in hearts of so many she touched across the globe. She left during a most divine time “ Lions Gate portal” ( 8/8-9/23.)so Im sure she is celebrating with divine Angels of Heaven . Bonsai Bonsai. 🥂🕊️🌟💞🎉🫶🤗

  • Michaela Johnson Posted September 18, 2023 4:28 pm

    Especially to Anna. I read of your mother’s passing in the Marian Alum Newsletter on 9/18. I graduated from Marian in 1970. The reason I am signing the Guestbook is to tell you how sorry I am that you have lost your mom at such a young age. My dad died when I was only 20 and my mom at 25, so I can understand some of what you are going through. I just want you to know I said a little prayer as I read the announcement, and my heart goes out to you. I hope you are surrounded by love and compassion now and in the weeks to come. Blessings to you, Anna.

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