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Marian Kaup - November 16, 2010

Marian Elizabeth Kaup was born to John and Kate Foy on Oct. 30, 1916 in Scribner, Neb. She died at the age of 94 on Nov. 16, 2010 near one of her sons in Fort Collins.

She attended the Webster Country School and later graduated from St. Mary’s High School. She worked with her family on the Londonderry Farm and later in Omaha, Neb. during World War II as a blueprint clerk. Marian enjoyed spending time with her family and the small town activities in the surrounding areas, including music and dancing at the local auditoriums (ballrooms) in Howells, Snyder and Dodge, Neb.

Marian married Hilbert J. “Hibb” Kaup on Feb. 21, 1944 at St. Leo’s Catholic Church in Snyder, Neb. Hibb played accordion in a local orchestra and they met at one of the many local dances popular at that time.

Marian and Hibb farmed near Scribner until they purchased a farm north of Holyoke and moved there in 1955. She was a devoted and loving mother and “farm wife” and gave her heart and soul to her family and their lives and activities.

She was a member of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church and a longtime member of the Altar and Rosary Society. Marian was also active in the Willing Helpers Club, serving as an officer several times and always participating in its many activities.

She particularly enjoyed quilting and the “birthday coffees” put on each month. After moving from the farm to town in 1992, she continued these activities and was very fond of her “new” neighbors and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband; brothers and sisters, Hugh Foy, Bill Foy, Charlotte Grady, Leonard Foy, Mabel Chapman, Eileen Melena and Charles Foy; and nephews, Robert Foy and James Chapman.

Her survivors include sons, Captain Doug Kaup and wife Debra of Astoria, Ore. and District Judge Dan Kaup and wife Cheryl of Fort Collins; grandchildren, Amber, Bret, Levi, Johanna and Jake; and numerous nieces, nephews, friends and other relatives.

Rosary was held Nov. 21 at Saint Patrick’s Catholic Church in Holyoke. Mass of the Christian Burial was Nov. 22 at Saint Patrick’s Catholic Church. Interment followed in the Holyoke Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be given to Saint Patrick’s Catholic Church/Altar and Rosary Society.

Gerk Funeral Home was entrusted with the arrangements.