Strate Funeral Home

505 10th Street, Davenport, WA


Helen Marie Krupke

1 January, 193322 July, 2020

Helen Marie Krupke, (age 87) Passed away on July 22, 2020 in Spokane, WA. Helen was born on January 1, 1933 to Burdette & Susie Lightle in Spokane, WA. She is survived by her children, Gene (Joanne) Krupke, Susan (Dave) Hepton, Lynne Cordier, Jan (Tim) McCanna, and Theresa (Monty) Lindbloom. Helen is also survived by 14 grandchildren, 12 great children, 3 great great and numerous nieces & nephews. Helen was preceded in death by her husband, Harold E. Krupke (2008), son Rick Krupke, son-in-law George Cordier and 2 sisters, Donna Smith and Carol Schulz. Helen was a homemaker and farmed with her husband Harold for over 50 years in the Reardan and Edwall area. She was the best cook according to her family and was a generous, kind and thoughtful mother and grandmother. She loved attending the horse racing events and watching and caring for her grandchildren at their sporting events. We will miss her smart wit and laughter. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her. Memorial donations can be made to the charity of your choice.

Because of the funeral restrictions imposed by covid-19, a private family graveside service will be held at Reardan Cemetery. Pastor Pat Hogan will officiate. Strate Funeral home is caring for the family.


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Carol (Fricke) Evans

31 July 2020

Always loved your family. Remember all the times with Reardan/Freeman rivalry back in high school days.

Anne Sherrodd

29 July 2020

Krupke family, I have very fond memories of our times visiting with Helen as well as Harold and all their wonderful family! My love and prayers are with all of you!

Anne Sherrodd and family.

Joan Telecky Hollis

29 July 2020

So sorry to hear of the loss of your Mom, Grandma and Great Grandma. I will always remember her fondly with her smile and gentle demeanor. She will be misses by all who knew her and may your lifetime of memories bring you much comfort at this difficult time.

Susan Brant (Robinson)

29 July 2020

God bless you all and I will pray for you and your family!

Sheila Flood

27 July 2020

My heart goes out to all of you who loved Helen. Losing a mom is always so difficult.

Sheila Flood

Cathy Bergeron Ramer

27 July 2020

Helen raised a wonderful family. I am sad for each of you. She had so much energy and a happy spirit. Your mom was terrific and she made a difference.

Cindy Duenwald

26 July 2020

Losing a parent is just so hard... my prayers and thoughts are with you all.

Kathy Hawkins

26 July 2020

I remember coming up to visit Aunt Helen & Uncle Harold (and the cousins, too) EVERY summer throughout my entire childhood! There were so many fun things to do on the farm! I especially liked to help feed the parakeets. Somehow everyday a few would escape their cages. It's a good thing those nets were handy! 🐦 I will remember you fondly, Aunt Helen!

Jerry & Linda Dougherty

26 July 2020

Helen made us feel so welcome when we moved into the little house many years ago owned by their family. She always had a smile and welcome for us. Hugs and prayers to her family.

Tracy Benzel

26 July 2020

Helen was, without a doubt, the very definition of a farm wife and mother. She was a wonderful woman and she will be missed. My deepest condolences to her family. I will hold my memories of her close to my heart.


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