Nicole M. Kroupa, 39

Nicole M. Kroupa (nee Twet), 39, of West Bend, passed away on Tuesday, May 8, 2012, at her residence surrounded by her loving family.

Nicole was born on Feb. 26, 1973, in Green Bay, to Jack and Lynn (nee Brunette) Twet. She graduated from Beaver Dam High School in the class of 1991. On July 6, 2002, Nicole was united in marriage to Chad Kroupa at the former St. Michaelís Catholic Church in Beaver Dam. Together they moved to West Bend in 2003 where they started their family.

She was employed as a loan processor for Glacier Hills Credit Union in West Bend.

Her husband and sons were the joy of her life.

Nicole is survived by her husband, Chad Kroupa of West Bend; two young sons, Colin, 7, and Carter, 2; her parents, Jack and Lynn Twet of Beaver Dam; mother-in-law, Betty Kroupa of Lady Lake, Fla.; father-inlaw, Laurel Kroupa Sr. of Sullivan; five sisters, Kari (Jay) Thorpe of Stanley, Denise (Wade) Hoffstatter of Stanley, Terri (Edward) Hernandez of Wautoma, Mary Unferth of Beaver Dam, and Christina (Christopher) Fugman of Milwaukee; one brother, Steve (Rita) Twet of Clovis, Calif.; two sistersin-law, Laurie (Keith) Christian of Sullivan and Deanna Kroupa of Madison; one brotherin-law, Laurel Kroupa Jr. of Johnson Creek; and many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

A Mass of Christian burial in remembrance of Nicole will be held on Friday, May 11, at 11 a.m. at St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church, 1025 S. Seventh Ave., West Bend, with the Rev. Nathan Reesman presiding.

Visitation will be on Thursday, May 10, at the Myrhum-Patten Funeral Home, 1315 W. Washington St., West Bend, from 4-7:30 p.m. with the rosary service at 7:30 p.m. and again on Friday at the church from 10 a.m. until the time of the Mass.

In lieu of flowers, the family has set up a memorial fund at Glacier Hills Credit Union for her sons.

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