Edward Anthony Luptowski of Bay City passed away at the Carriage House on Wednesday July 4, 2012 with his family by his side at the age of 91. He was born September 23, 1920 to the late Alex and Mary (Reder) Luptowski of Bay County. Edward attended Webster School, was a lifetime member of St. Joseph Catholic Church (Auburn), he owned and operated Excel Furniture for 45 years, was retired from the Consumers Karn Plant, was a charter member and past Grand Knight of Knights of Columbus Council 3590 of (Auburn) and a U.S. Navy Vet- eran of World War II, he enjoyed hunting, gardening, casino trips with his wife, loved taking road trips, (always using the back roads) and spent many hours fishing at their cabin on Wiggins Lake in Gladwin. On September 20, 1941at St. James by Msgr. Wynn he married Annabelle B. Leonard, his loving wife of 71 years, she survives him. He is also survived by 7 children, Tom (Cheryl), Dave (Ardis), Lois St. Laurent (Rick), Terry, Annette Porter (Clay), Les ( fiancé Susan), Celeste Culver, special family friend, Nancy Luptowski-Schlicker, 17 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren, 2 sisters, Eleanor Kennedy, Rita Durussell and a sister in-law, Lorraine Luptowski. He was also predeceased by 2 brothers and 4 sisters.
The funeral liturgy and rite of committal will be celebrated 10:00 a.m. July 7, 2012 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 84 E. Midland Rd. (Auburn). Rev. Fr. Thomas E. Sutton will officiate. Private burial will take place at Calvary Cemetery (Kawkawlin). Ed’s family will receive friends at the Auburn Chapel of the Cunningham-Taylor Funeral Homes, Inc. on Friday from 2:00-8:00 p.m. On Saturday morning Ed will lie in state at the church from 9:00 a.m. until time of liturgy. There will be a parish vigil service for Ed 7:00 p.m. Friday evening at the funeral home followed by a bible presentation by members of K of C Council 3590 (Auburn). In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials either to St. Anthony/St. Joseph Parish (Auburn) or the ARC of Bay County. Ed’s family would like to express a special thanks to the Carriage House for the excellent care given to “Mr. Ed”.