Donald. E. Krupicka, 81, of Francisco, Indiana born September 30, 1934 to Stanley and Dollie Slobodny Krupicka, in Lawton, Oklahoma, a master woodworker, was joyously received by the Master Carpenter, Jesus Christ on December 21, 2015 at Deaconess Hospice in Evansville, Indiana.
Don spent his happiest days, as a child, in New Harmony, Indiana, where he loved the land. His home in New Harmony, sat where the Roofless Church now sits.
He moved to Brownfield, Texas, where he met and married his first wife, Lydia Gorby, with whom he had his two children. Later in life he married his second wife, Linda Lively.
He worked in the oil fields of west Texas and southeast New Mexico. He later moved to Hobbs, New Mexico where he owned and operated Hobbs Packer Service. After the oil fields crashed in the 1980’s, he moved to Odessa, Texas to pursue his passion for woodworking. He owned and operated Odessa Hardwoods and hand built several beautiful homes.
Don moved to Francisco, Indiana in 1994, at the request of his father. Don began his woodworking business there, as he built his residence. Many people would comment on the beautiful flowers that lined his property. He befriended many special people.
He is survived by his two children, Mark (Joan) Krupicka of Houston, Texas and Donna (Jeff) Thomsen of Odessa, Texas, he had one special friend, whom he treated as his own daughter, Cheryl (Darrel) Siekman of Oakland City, Indiana and her son, Mathew Hoffer, who he called his “Go for man”. Don is also survived by three grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.
Don was loved by many special friends especially, Debbie Vowells and the late Terry Vowells, Bob Zasadny, Jonathan Freeman, Tim Slone, Dennis Messersmith, Dale Farnsley, Joann Simms, Marie Burns and Joy Ott.
Graveside funeral services will be held at Maple Hill Cemetery in New Harmony at 10:00am Saturday, December 26, 2015, with the Rev. Bill Reed officiating. Werry Funeral Home in New Harmony is entrusted with the arrangements.