Sally Ann Tupa, age 80, of Merrill, Wisconsin passed away on Saturday, October 7, 2023 with her family by her side at Wausau Manor in Wausau, Wisconsin. She was born on March 4, 1943 to the late Warren and Delores (Cartwright) Hedges in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. She graduated from Merrill High School in 1961. Sally met the love of her life, Kenneth Tupa Sr. and were married on August 5, 1961 at Burean Baptist Church in Tomahawk. They were married for 62 wonderful years.
Sally was a homemaker and worked as a crossing guard from 1990 to 1998 at Franklin School which she enjoyed very much. Her and Ken enjoyed going for boat rides together and fishing. Sally loved to go support her husband in the ice drags as well. She loved the Brewers and Packers and going to garage sales.
She was often called “Silly Sally” for her sense of humor. She had a beautiful personality who got along with just about everybody. She adored animals, was a great cook and sewed just about everything for her kids and grandkids, including Halloween costumes and outfits that they would wear to school. She also enjoyed quilting and going on camping trips with the family to the Phillips and Minocqua area.
Sally is survived by her husband, Ken Tupa Sr., children: Lora (Dave Sr.) Reichelt, and Ken (Tiffany) Tupa Jr., grandchildren: David (Nicole) Reichelt Jr., and Jason (Samantha) Reichelt, great-grandchildren: Jackson and Louis Reichelt, and siblings: Darlene Cigel, Charles Hedges, and Richard Hedges. She was preceded in death by her parents, Warren and Delores Hedges.
A funeral service will be held on Friday, October 13, 2023 at 11:00 am at Waid Funeral Home in Merrill. Rev. Scott Gustafson will officiate. A visitation will be held from 9:00 am until the time of service also at the funeral home. Interment will take place at Merrill Memorial Park Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Lincoln County Humane Society in loving memory of Sally.
Waid Funeral Home & Cremation Service of Merrill is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences are encouraged and may be made at www.waidfuneral.com.