Cypress Funeral Home

1698 North Bloomingdale Road, Glendale Heights, IL


Donald J Wakup

February 16, 1949January 5, 2016

Donald J. Wakup, 66 of Glendale Heights, retired Operations Manager of Metal Master, was born February 16, 1949 in Chicago to the late Raymond and Margaret (nee Tribulak) Wakup and passed away January 5, 2016. Don was the beloved brother of Raymond F. (Nina) Wakup; proud uncle to Linda (Mark), Laurie (Philip), Jennifer, Jeffrey Wakup; great uncle to Tiffany (Daniel), Jonathon, Samantha, Kayleigh, Tristan and Paityn; cherished by many extended family members including Phillip Drzewiecki, close friends and coworkers. Visitation will be Saturday, January 16, 2016 from 1:00 PM until time of funeral service 4:00 PM at Cypress Funeral Home, 1698 N. Bloomingdale Road, Glendale Heights, IL, 60139. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in his name can be made to the American Diabetes Association, 55 E. Monroe Street, Suite 3420, Chicago, IL 60603.


Donald J Wakup

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Jeff Keiner

January 27, 2016

Rest in God's Peace Don, know that you will be missed and always remembered from your family at Metal Master.

Patti Watson

January 18, 2016

Thanks for being such a great friend and co-worker for over 30 years. I will miss your infectious "smile". I will miss your Facebook Messages in the middle of the night. I will miss your knowledge of movies when I couldn't think of the name of it. We would always say "Go ask Don he would know"... I will miss sharing our February birthdays.

You truly are a "Superman" and I will miss you forever....

Rest in Peace my dear friend......

Kathy Cline

January 15, 2016

My name is Kathy Cline. I had the privilege to meet Don back in the late 60's through my boyfriend at the time, Jack Carlson. Jack and Don were great buddies and had a band together that is still going strong to this day.

Don was the most sincere, kind, honest human being. He helped me through many situations with his kindness and his strength.

I realize by Don's passing that by losing this marvelous man we all know truly that life is way too short.

I would love to be there at his memorial, but I live in California. But know that I am there in my thoughts and in my prayers.


Penny Leitner-Whitley

January 14, 2016

my condolences to the family. i have many fond memories of Don. rest in peace old friend.

January 14, 2016

My condolences to the family on the loss of your loved one. May the God of all comfort be with you during your time of sorrow. (Psalm 145:19)

Michael Steurer

January 14, 2016

I will miss you Old Friend. Thank You for the memories, laughs and being a true friend Rest In Peace Don

January 14, 2016

Our love and prayers to Ray & Nina, Aunt Rose Mary & cousin Phil & ALL the family at this time of loss & grief. May God give comfort & love as only He can now & forever.
Rosey (Tribulak) & John Owings


January 14, 2016

My sincere condolences to the family. May the God of all comfort be with you during this difficult time.