A proud veteran and life-long outdoorsman, Adrian A. "Doc" Kaup, 89, Fort Recovery, Ohio, died peacefully on September 24, 2016 at Celina Manor, Celina, OH.
He was born November 16, 1926, in Coldwater, OH, to the late John and Mary (Knoth) Kaup. On September 1, 1948, he married Bernice "Bernie" (Backs) Kaup, who survives. Doc and Bernie were married for 68 years.
Doc is also survived by his five children, Jean and Mike Hupka of Boulder, CO, Joan Kaup and Rick Pender of Cincinnati, OH, Jerry and Lorri Kaup of Fort Recovery, Tom and Tess Kaup of Fort Recovery and Dave and Lucy Kaup of Fort Recovery; 11 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren; a sister, Irene (Mark) Hein of St. Peter, OH; two brothers, Dale (Donna) Kaup of St. Anthony, OH and Floyd (Joyce) Kaup of Celina, OH; and in-laws, Maurice and Sandy Backs of St. Joe, OH, Alice Fiely of Marion, IN, Paul and Ruth Backs of St. Joe, OH, Richard Backs of Marion, IN, Robert and Jeannie Backs of Marion, IN, and Frieda Backs of St. Marys, OH.
He was preceded in death by his brother, Alvin (Alma) Kaup, a sister-in-law, Virginia Kaup and in-laws, Harold and Gertrude Backs, Art and Ruth Backs, Donald Backs, John Fiely and Lois Backs.
Doc was a 1944 graduate of Coldwater High School and following his graduation, he joined the Army and served in the Pacific theater during World War II. He was employed at the former New Idea, Coldwater, OH and held the post of Mercer County Animal Warden for many years.
He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, St. Joe, OH and was also an active member of the American Legion Post 345, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6515, the Fort Recovery Gun Club and the Ohio Progressive Sportsman Club, all of Fort Recovery.
Doc was an able and competitive baseball player and was also an avid hunter, trapper, fisherman and card player. He instilled his love of sports, respect for nature and a strong work ethic in each of his children and many of his grandchildren.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10:30 am Thursday, September 29, 2016 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, St. Joe, with Fr. Ned Brown officiating. Burial will follow at St. Joseph Cemetery.
Calling is 2:00 pm-8:00 pm Wednesday and 9:00 am-9:45 am Thursday at Brockman - Boeckman Funeral Home, Fort Recovery, Ohio. Military graveside honors will be conducted by the American Legion.
Contributions can be made to the Adrian and Bernice Kaup Memorial Fund c/o the Fort Recovery Community Foundation.