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John S. “Steve” Hupp, 85, of Elkhart, was released from his earthly duty to be with the Lord on Tuesday, August 6, 2019 at Elkhart General Hospital. He was born in LaPorte, IN on June 26, 1934 to the late George Theodore and Ninette (Huffman) Hupp.
He is survived by his loving wife, Terri (Jean) Hupp; daughter, Sally (Matt) Dillman of Evergreen, CO; sons, John (Hillary Dodson) Hupp Jr. of Oveido, FL, Andrew J. (Lily) Hupp of Clearwater Beach, FL, Kevin (Ann) Hupp of Norfolk, VA, and Justin Bloxson of South Bend, IN ; nine grandchildren, Samantha, Sean, Drew, Gage, Abigail, Max, Sadie, Owen, and Jacob; niece, Ninette Hupp; and three sisters-in-law, Susan (Jerry) Rowe, Cindy (Marc) Miller, and Kathy Waugh. He was preceded by his brother, George “Ted” Hupp.
In accordance with Steve’s wishes, cremation will take place at Billings Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 812 Baldwin St., Elkhart. A visitation will take place from 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, August 15, 2019 at the Christian Center Church, 530 E. Ireland Rd. South Bend 46614. A memorial service will take place at the church with Pastor Mark Lantz to officiate on Friday, August 16, 2019 at 12:00 p.m. with an hour of visitation prior. A graveside service with military honors will follow services at 2:30 p.m. at Prairie Street Cemetery in Elkhart with Pastor Lester Sumrall officiating. Donations may go to the family directly.
Steve graduated from Purdue University with his bachelor’s degree in forestry and civil engineering in the ROTC. He served as second lieutenant in the United States Army. Steve was a man of adventure. He cruised timber on Mt. St. Helen in the state of Washington. He later settled in Elkhart and for many years ran his own manufacturing company in the RV industry called “Frame Art.” He later worked as a General Contractor and built houses for over 20 years in the construction industry. As a long-standing member of the Christian Center Church in South Bend, he was a servant leader as a captain of the usher staff, an elder, and was an avid prayer warrior. Through the church, he was the founder of the Michiana Men of God.” He enjoyed spending time with his kids and grandchildren. He taught his children how to golf and fish. Steve also loved traveling with his wife, Terri, by his side. Together, they traveled all over the United States and enjoyed every moment they spent with one another. Steve will be greatly missed by his family and many friends. God’s most faithful soldier was called home.