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Joseph W. Stupar

Published November 07,2022

Obituary's Biography:

Joseph W. Stupar of Ingleside died on November 5, 2022 at Central DuPage Hospital.  Joe was born in Waukegan, IL the second son of Joseph L. and Joan (nee: Jorgensen) Stupar.  He attended Immaculate Conception grade school, Waukegan High School, and in 1978 Joe married MaryAnne (nee: Bertram) at Immaculate Conception Church.  He began his career at Dexter Corporation in the plant, and after earning a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry with honors in 1988, he moved to the lab where he received several innovation awards and traveled to Europe as his ideas went to production.  He retired from SWM International in January of 2021 as a research scientist.

Joe loved the quiet lifestyle of relaxing at home with Mary and her assortment of rescue dogs.  His lifelong collection of comic books, stamps, model trains, and slot cars along with vegetable gardening were his true passion.

Joe is survived by his wife of 44 years MaryAnne; two sons Joseph A. (Gwyneth) Stupar of Mount Prospect, Michael Stupar of Ingleside, and a granddaughter Madeleine.  He is further survived by his mother Joan (nee: Jorgensen) Stupar, brother Jeff (Casey) Stupar of Mountain Home, AR, sisters Kathy Govekar of Kenosha and Diane (Jim) Waldow of Winthrop Harbor, several nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his father Joseph L. Stupar and brothers Tony and Frank Stupar. 

All funeral arrangements were privately held and entrusted to Strang Funeral Chapel, 410 E. Belvidere Road, Grayslake, IL 60030.  For more information, please call (847) 223-8122 or visit www.StrangFuneral.org

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