Kenneth E. Kuper, longtime Zionsville resident, died June 28, 2012. He was born on March 16, 1926, the only child of Bruno and Delphine (Krodel) Kuper of Jasper.
Ken graduated from Bosse High School in Evansville. He attended Purdue University, where he was a Sigma Chi, before entering the Army. Ken, a second lieutenant, served in Company D of the 332nd Engineering Corp. After completing his service to his country, Ken graduated from Indiana University.
In 1948, Ken married Nancy Wright of Big Rapids, Mich. He was employed by GMAC for 35 years, before his early retirement in 1981. In 1979, Ken was elected to the Zionsville Town Board, on which he served until 1995. He was also very active with the Zionsville Lions Club and the Historical Society, and served on the Hussey-Mayfield Memorial Public Library Board from January 1980 to December 2003. He was especially proud of being a founding member of “The Romeos,” best friends and golfers.
Ken was honored as a distinguished Hoosier by Gov. Frank Kernan, and received the Zionsville Town Crier Award in 1993. He was a Boy Scout century member, and received the Rotary Award for outstanding performance on Dec.11, 2003. Ken was thrilled with the Hole in One he made on June 28, 2011 at Brownsburg Golf Club.
Ken is survived by his wife, Nancy Kuper; his son Kenneth (Connie) Kuper and their children Amy, Lisa, Angie, Abby, Kenneth Jr., and Andrew of Holland, Mich.; daughter Susan Kuper of Indianapolis; and daughter Sarah (Michael) Renda and their children Christopher and Elizabeth of Randolph, N.J.; great-grandchildren Alan and Jason Hoort and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were at 1 p.m. Monday, July 2, Flanner and Buchanan-Zionsville. Burial followed at Zionsville Cemetery.
Contributions may be made to the Zionsville Library Foundation or United Cerebral Palsy, 107 N. Pennsylvania St., Suite 804, Indianapolis, IN 46204. Online condolences may be made at www.flannerbuchanan.com.