Daniel David Kupkowski

June 3, 1952October 2, 2020
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It is with great sadness that the family of Daniel David Kupkowski, of Fox River Grove IL, Phoenix AZ and Villa Park IL, announce his passing on October 2, 2020 in Cary IL. Dan will be remembered by his wife of 21 years Betsy N Kupkowski (Weaver) and the late Diane Kupkowski (Dermott). His children Michael (Tiffany), Jane and Diana (Ian). Also, his grandchildren Odette, Kevin and Logan. Dan’s sister Gary (Roberta), Nancy (Tom), and Russell. He will be missed by his loving dog Maya. Daniel was born in Berwyn IL to Russell and Audrey Kupkowski. He went to school in Villa Park and was a proud graduate of Illinois State University. He began his career as a Police Officer, Forest Preserve Officer and a teacher. He worked in the training department for Square D Company. Dan spent the past years working as the Computer Instructor at Hanover Township Aging Services. Dan was a volunteer with CERT and the McHenry County Medical Reserve Corps. Memorial donations in memory of Daniel can be made to The Hanover Township Food Pantry and the Hanover Township Foundation or a check to: the Hanover Township Foundation and mail to: 7431 Astor Avenue, Hanover Park, Illinois 60133

A Facebook Live Streaming Service is scheduled for Saturday, October 17, 2020 at 1pm on the Querhammer & Flagg Facebook Page. For information call (815) 459-1760.


  • Betsy N. Kupkowski, Wife
  • Diane Kupkowski, wife (deceased)
  • Michael (Tiffany), Jane, and Diana (Ian), Children
  • Odette, Kevin, Logan, Grandchildren
  • Gary (Roberta), Nancy (Tom), Russell, Siblings

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  • Facebook Live Streaming Service

    Saturday, October 17, 2020



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Jane King

October 17, 2020

I’ve spent the time since watching the service remembering my dear friends, looking at the video tribute again, viewing the pictures and yes, shedding a tear or two. No one said life was fair and the person who said that first was correct! I’m just so blessed that the Dermott/Kupkowski/Roberts families have been a part of my life! I wish you all the best and may your hearts be filled with wonderful memories!
Hugs to all of you!
Love, Steve and Jane
Go Hawks!

Nancy Hansen

October 17, 2020

So sorry about Dan's passing. As so many have said, he was such a nice man with a ready smile for everyone. And no one who met him could ever doubt the huge love he had for his family.

Nancy Glenn

October 17, 2020

I always looked up to you, Dan, because you stood a foot taller than I did but mostly because you were kind, encouraging and every cell in your body loved life and the people in it.
Dan, your love for others, your positive outlook and your wonderful bear hugs made my life oh so much better.
The past 6 months were difficult for you but you kept your dream to return home alive through it all. I will forever cherish our conversations during those months. I will miss your greeting "Hi Sweetie!" even though I know I wasn't the only female who heard that from you. Your pain is over and we will see each other again. I love you, your sister Nancy

Jamie Zbrzezny

October 15, 2020

Dear Kupkowski Family,

Thank you for posting all of these wonderful pictures of Dan and allowing those who knew him to leave kind words. One of my favorite memories of Dan is when the senior center got new carpeting and all the staff had to move their office into the activity room, so we all worked side by side. Throughout the week we got to enjoy Dans whistling! Dan worked with his headphones in and was no stranger to sing and whistle out loud to his tunes. I remember sitting there smiling, and this was just one instance of Dan giving someone a reason to smile. He was an incredibly kind, thoughtful and kindred soul at the senior center. He is deeply missed and is a person whose memory will live on and be treasured by many.
With my deepest sympathies,
Jamie Z

Monica gomez

October 14, 2020

My deep condolences to Dan's family. I hope the memories he left will be a comfort.
Dan helped me with a project that was dear to me. I wanted to write a book about my family and the childhood memories to share with the youngsters. He helped me from start to finish. I had a book for all my nieces. They loved it.

Thank you Dan for being a sweet, kind soul.

Ray Guimond

October 13, 2020

Dan was such a caring outgoing person! He always had time to help anyone.
He was a fantastic resource for the entire senior center and township. If he didn’t have an immediate answer to your inquiry, it would be answered pronto!
I knew Dan from day one and would talk with him every week. He was truly a man for all seasons. He had a mighty wealth of knowledge he shared with the community. Dan will be greatly missed! We were friends with many common interests. He was the go to point person for technology.
I know he his up there in the “cloud” smiling at us with that big grin!
My condolences to Dan’s family and friends. He truly loved helping his fellow man.

Patricia Tolliver

October 12, 2020

There are no words to express the sadness of losing this wonderful man, a loving husband, devoted father, and true friend. And the way he makes everyone laugh, even still today through loving memories!

Betsy, you're a sister to me - biological or not. We'll always be there for you and your family.

We love you - now and always!

Achyut Deshpande

October 10, 2020

My heartfelt condolances to Dan's family members. RIP Dan!

Laura Jones

October 9, 2020

We will miss Dan greatly. Nobody could tell a better joke than Dan. I will always cherish the times he made us smile and laugh. He really enjoyed his life with Betsy and family. Love you and you are in my prayers.

Melissa Bahr

October 9, 2020

My thoughts and prayers go out to you all. I remember Daniel from family gatherings at my Uncle Gary and Aunt Roberta’s house. He was such a great man. Sending love.


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