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Kathleen Nell Lupcho, 95, of Northwood, ND passed away at the Northwood Deaconess Health Center on April 2, 2012.
Kathleen was born September 17, 1916 to Oscar and Hilda (Morkve) Oswald at Lisbon, ND. She was baptized at the Free Methodist Church, Lisbon, ND on November 2, 1916 and was confirmed at Ebenezer Lutheran Church, Northwood, ND on November 2, 1930. In 1934, Kathleen graduated from Northwood High School. In 1938, she graduated from Augsburg College in Minneapolis, MN, where she obtained her teaching degree and was a member of the Augsburg College Concert Choir for four years.
Kathleen taught in Northwood, western ND, Kemmerer, WY and Odgen, UT. On June 11, 1944, she married George Lupcho in Girard, KS, where George was serving in the U.S. Army. They made their home in Odgen, UT and following her husband's death in 1990, Kathleen moved back to Northwood. She entered the Northwood Deaconess Health Center on December 19, 2011.
Preceding her in death were her parents, her husband George and son Lance. Kathleen is survived by grandsons: Jason and Bryan, Otis Orchards, WA, and Cody of Roy, UT; great-grandson Noah of Otis Orchards, and several cousins.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, April 5, 2012 at 10:30am at Ebenezer Free Lutheran Church in Northwood, ND.
Clergy: Pastor Kent Speary
Pallbearers: Wallace Gylten, Grady Thorsgaard, Jason Lupcho, Don Savage, Gillman Beck, Charles Sweson
Organist: Marian Savage
Internment: Northwood Cemetery, Northwood, ND
Arrangements with Bilden Funeral Home, Northwood, ND
Dear Family, Losing a loved one can be devastating. However, please take comfort in knowing that death isn't the end. Jesus demonstrated that by what he did when his friend Lazarus died while he was on earth. The account recorded in John 11 shows that to those who were with him when he got the news, Jesus said: "Lazarus has falling asleep and I am going to awaken him". And just as he stated, the account reveals that Jesus went to the grave where Lazarus was already buried for four days. When he got there, he called Lazarus, who came out from the grave like he was never dead. This account teaches us that the dead aren't in heaven with those who passed away before them. They're simply resting and awaiting the fulfillment of the resurrection promise Jesus himself made in John 5: 28. The Bible shows that what Jesus did in Lazarus' case was a preview of what he'll do when he rules the earth as King of God's Heavenly Kingdom/Government. (Daniel 7: 13 and 14); (Daniel 2:44) When that times comes, the Bible shows that the righteous can be reunited with their resurrected loved ones here on earth, which will become a paradise they will inherit and live on forever under perfect conditions (Psalm 37: 9-11 and 29, (John 5: 28 and 29). To learn how you can benefit when God's Kingdom rules the earth, please contact the local congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses for a FREE Bible study.
Martye, Concerned Neighbor Apr 20 2012 12:00 AM