Ronald John Tupy, 70

Ronald John Tupy, age 70 of Montgomery died peacefully Sunday morning, August 18th, 2019 at Our Lady of Peace Residence in St. Paul Minnesota. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 am on Friday, August 23rd at Holy Redeemer Church, 206 Vine Ave. W., Montgomery. Visitation will be held on Thursday, August 22nd from 4pm-8pm at the White Funeral Home in Lonsdale and will continue one hour prior to the funeral, at Holy Redeemer Church in Montgomery. Private family interment will be at a later date at St. John’s Catholic Cemetery in Montgomery.

Ron was born on January 17th, 1949 to Frank and Mary (Schoenbauer) Tupy in New Prague. He attended Most Holy Trinity Catholic grade school in Veseli and New Prague High School. He served his country in the US Army Reserves.

Ron was united in marriage to Mary Vesely on October 2nd, 1971 at Holy Trinity Church in Veseli MN. In earlier years, Ron worked several jobs in construction, but spent most of his years at the Con Agra flour mill in New Prague, now known as Miller Milling. Ron was a positive, kind and humble person who cared deeply for his family, his faith, and the entire Czech community where he lived all of his years.

He enjoyed being active in the Knights of Columbus, sang in church and Czech choirs and could be found volunteering in many ways, including at the local food shelf. Ron was a member of the Montgomery American Legion. He loved the outdoors, tending to his lawn and flowers. He enjoyed playing cards, his very favorite being six-handed euchre. Ron loved history, enjoyed doing crosswords and watching Minnesota Twins Baseball. In addition to all of this, Ron always enjoyed his time most with his family and close friends; he was deeply adored by his children and grandchildren.

Ron is survived by his children, Kristine (Christopher) McElroy of Otsego, Jacqueline (Travis) Christie of Eden Prairie, Craig Tupy of Burnsville, and Curt (Joni) Tupy of Duluth; grandchildren, Jack, Mason, and Samantha McElroy, Carson and Mathew Christie, and Marlowe and Arthur Tupy; siblings Marion Skluzacek of Lonsdale, Fritz (Karen) Tupy of New Prague, Clarence (Joanie) Tupy of New Prague, Gene (Dorothy) Tupy of New Prague, and Ken (Sally) Tupy of New Prague. Ron is proceeded in death by his parents; his wife Mary; his brother Myles Tupy; his brother-in-law Norbert Skluzacek; and his grandson, Ronnie McElroy.

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