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Updated: 11/03/2013 08:00:01AM

Elna Krupa

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Elna Krupa, 83, of Ludington, Mich., and a former winter resident of Englewood, Fla., died Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013, from injuries sustained in an auto accident.

She was born Feb. 18, 1930, in Ludington, to Edwin and Florence Hanson.

Elna married John Krupa on June 9, 1951, and he survives. She and John owned and operated the Blue Spruce Motel for over 20 years. Upon their retirement, they spent many happy years as winter residents of The Village of Holiday Lake. Elna was loved by all who knew her.

In addition to her husband, John, Elna is survived by her son, Greg (Liz) of Jacksonville, Fla., and formerly of Englewood; brother, Carl (Betty) Hanson; sister, Van Nickelson; grandchildren, Sara (Shaun) Yzquierdo, Eric Shippy and Stephen Krupa; and many nieces, nephews and friends. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Carol Shippy.

A memorial service was held in Ludington. Donations can be made to: Youth Faith Formation, St. Simon’s Church, 702 E. Bryant St., Ludington, MI 49431.

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