The Obit For Niles Lupinek

Louis N. Lupinek

Published in the Chicago Suburban Daily Herald from 5/29/2008 - 5/30/2008.

Louis N. Lupinek of Elgin Funeral services for Louis N. Lupinek, 77, will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 31, at the Laird Funeral Home, 310 S. State St. (Route 31), Elgin.

Visitation will be from 12 noon until the time of services. Burial will follow in Bohemian National Cemetery, Chicago.

Born July 14, 1930, in Chicago, the son of Louis and Betty (Caithamer) Lupinek, he took his last flight west Tuesday May 27, 2008. Louis graduated from Austin High School, Chicago, in 1948. He then attended Western Illinois University from 1954 to 1956 and participated on the baseball team.

Later, he played baseball with the South Dakota Pheasants and was then given an opportunity to try out for the Chicago Cubs. Louis was then drafted, and became a member of the Army, in counterintelligence. He learned to fly at Embry Riddle College in Miami, Fla.; flight instructed and was then hired by Ozark Airlines in 1959 and remained until 1986. He was a member of the Silver Swallows.

He is survived by his children, Bonnie Lou Morris Grantham, Louis Robert Lupinek, Richard Lee (Vickie) Lupinek and Patricia Ann Havens; nine grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and many family and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Roger Lupinek. For information, 847-741-8800.