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Stanley Kupchin

July 13, 1919 — August 6, 2020

Lenexa, Kansas

Stanley "Stan" Joseph Kupchin II passed peacefully in the home Thursday August 6th 2020, surrounded by loving family members. Born July 13,1919 to Lithuanian Immigrant parents Stanley Joseph Kupchin and Margaret "Mary" Labanouskas in West Pittston, Pa. He was the youngest of 8 children, Annie, Mary, Margaret, Jesse, Johnny, Helen and Elizabeth who preceded him in death. Stan grew up on the streets and subways between West Pittston and New York as a shoe-shine boy until he enlisted in the United States Army as a mechanic in 1941. Stan received the Medal of Meritorious Act of Service and a Honorable discharge in 1945 at the rank of Tech Sgt. Stan is also preceded in death by his wife of 64 years Irma "Jean" Leverich, whom he met in a soda shop in Joplin, Mo. 1949. Together Stan and Jean founded Santa Fe Body Shop and Tow Service at the Historic Stone Mason Strang Line Bldg. in old Overland Park, in 1963. Stan’s passions were rebuilding/attending cars for Car Shows and dancing the evenings away with Jean in his arms. Stan leaves behind two sons; Christopher "Kit" Dean (Betsy) Kupchin, Jonathan Edward (Carrie) Kupchin; and 5 daughters. Kimberly June Kupchin, Regina Kay Rosser, Marleen Jo (Dave) Diehl, Tobi Lynn (Jay) Stewart, Rebecca Sue (Steven) Piper all living and residing in Johnson County, Kansas Stan leaves 15 grandchildren; Amanda (Curt) Huwe, Josh (Mindy) Kupchin, Vincent (Katie)Kupchin, Jesse Rosser, Nathan Rosser (deceased), Hannah Flemming, Amy Nail, Sara (Brandon) Ko, Taylor (Kasey) Stewart, Chase (Katie) Stewart, Megan (Nick) Weddle, Mallory Kupchin, Kaileigh (Luke Driskell) Kupchin, Madison (Alex) Wilson, and Kyle Kupchin. Also Blessed by this union are 10 great grandchildren; Jackson Lowell Huwe, Katelyn Rose Huwe, Lillyan Rae Handy, Caleb Charles Ko, Addyson Faith Ko, Karter Phillip Kupchin, Piper Jean Weddle, Indiana Sue Weddle, Marlowe Jean Stewart, and Sloan Elizabeth Kupchin Driskell. Stan was a loved father, grandfather, and great grandfather, and a great friend to many. His grand ole wisdom, stories and dance lore will forever lace our lives.

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