Regina M. Kupke


Regina M. Kupke, 87, of Winamac, IN (formerly of Lake Bruce, IN) passed away at 7:10 PM Friday, November 12, 2021 at Pulaski Health Care Center in Winamac.  She was born on December 21, 1933 in East Gary, IN to the late Reggie and Mildred [Friedel] Jones.  Regina graduated from East Gary Edison High School in 1952.  She married Arthur R. Kupke on September 25, 1954 in East Gary. 

Regina was a proud homemaker and beloved daycare provider.  She enjoyed reading, cooking, traveling, and art.  She also enjoyed spending time outdoors, especially being by the Tippecanoe River. 

Regina was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother.  She will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved her.


She is survived by:

Arthur R. Kupke, Winamac, IN Husband

Mike (Jackie) Kupke, Goshen, IN Son

Stephanie (Mike) Malchow, Star City, IN Granddaughter

Hillary (Brandon) Nissley, Goshen, IN Granddaughter

Kaitlyn Malchow, Great Granddaughter

Luke Malchow, Great Grandson

Isaiah Hattery, Great Grandson

Abram Hattery, Great Grandson

Cole Nissley, Great Grandson

Ethan Kupke, Great Grandson

Mason Kupke, Great Grandson

Harrison Kupke, Great Grandson

Finn Kupke, Great Grandson


Preceded in death by:

Reggie Jones, Father

Mildred [Friedel] Jones Corter, Mother

Robyn Kupke, Daughter

Daniel Kupke, Son

Jack Kupke, Grandson

Richard Jones, Brother

Verl Jones, Brother

Edna Mae, Half Sister


Visitation will be from 12:30 – 2:30 PM EST Thursday, November 18, 2021 at Frain Mortuary in Winamac, IN.

Funeral Services will be held at 2:30 PM EST Thursday, November 18, 2021 at Frain Mortuary in Winamac, IN.

Burial will take place at Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Lake Bruce, IN.

Memorial Contributions may be made to the Memorial Swinging Bridge Project.

Online Tributes may be offered online at

Arrangements have been entrusted to Frain Mortuary in Winamac, IN.