Audrey Krupich

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Audrey (Gavin) Krupich was born October 16, 1931 to Ray and Madonna Gavin in Fargo, North Dakota. She attended St. Anthony’s School, Sacred Heart Academy, NDAC, and graduated from Business College as a stenographer and worked at JC Penny’s Department Store. She married Ron Krupich July 21, 1951, and they had 8 children: 4 boys, 4 girls. While raising her 8 children she worked as an Avon Representative and managed Ron Krupich Mudjacking Company. They were charter members of Nativity Church. Audrey sang in the choir over 20 years and enjoyed her friends. They were always there for each other. She retired from DeLendrices after 25 years. Ronald and his brother Rich who was married to her sister Dolores, and with their 6 children spent many years building a beautiful duplex log cabin in Park Rapids, MN and lived there when they retired. Dolores and Audrey were very close and lived next to each other all their married life so the cousins were very close. Among many beautiful attributes known by all who have met her, Audrey as a wife, mother, grandmother, auntie, and precious friend to many, had the kindest heart and beautiful giving nature to all she loved and to anyone she met. Her compassion and love in her faith, family, and friends would help her prevail through any hardships to come her way. She has blessed her children with her strong family values from her “daddy”: “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you” Audrey was preceded in death by daughter Tonya, son Father Tom, husband Ronald, brother Rodney, sisters Delores and Margaret. Audrey is survived by sons Tim (Mary), Todd (Brenda), Tony (Mary), and daughters Tammy (Mark), Tracy (Brian), and Tara (Esther); 16 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren.

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  1. Dear Krupich Family,
    You all are in my thoughts and prayers in the death of Audrey. May she have eternal peace and joy with God and may God give you comfort and peace. I have many fond memories of Audrey and all of you from my days at Nativity. Audrey lived life and loved life and enjoyed her family and friends. She was a woman of deep faith who lived her values. I always enjoyed getting together with all of you if it was in your home in Fargo or at the lake. We laughed a lot! Audrey’s legacy of love and faith lives on in all of us.

  2. All my love to the Krupichs. I am so sorry for the loss of such an amazing woman. She will always have a special place in my heart as all of you do. Sending hugs.
    Sheryl Weeks

  3. So very sorry for your loss. Audrey was truly amazing woman and feel very honored and blessed to have had her in my life. Much love to all.

  4. Dear Tony and Mary —
    I’m so sorry to hear of the loss of your Mother, Tony. On behalf of my Mother, and my family, we are thinking of you all at this difficult time. And, we’re praying that the wonderful memories you created with your Mother will comfort you.

  5. I loved her the first time we met at Ashley’s bridal shower. An amazing woman. My deepest sympathies for your loss.

  6. Dear Krupich Family:
    My mother usually had a great Audrey story after Wednesday night choir practices. We never left DeLendrices without looking for Audrey & when we found her we were always greeted with love ❤️, kindness and great humor, the best part about Audrey is she never really realized how funny she was. How fortunate we were to have grown up in a neighborhood with 68 children, running around having fun. I have so many wonderful memories of your clan. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Sarah Murphy

  7. I will miss Audrey even tho we haven’t seen each other very often in the last few years. She was always lots of fun to be around and talk to. She will be greatly missed.

  8. I am going to really miss seeing her whenever we come to Fargo. She was such a good friend to my mom. I’m really glad that Kio and I were able to spend Christmas with her last year as well and say our goodbyes then. She was truly one of the nicest people I had ever met.

  9. I worked with Audrey at deLendrecie’s for many years. She was always smiling in the China department. She was a joy to be around and I will miss her. My heartfelt sympathy to all of her children and grandchildren. God will keep her in His arms. You now have another Angel in Heaven.

  10. Krupich family,
    I am so sorry for your loss. I have many memories of Audrey being one of my 4 extra mom’s as we ran around South Acres. She was always kind and caring, always quick to talk. Such a positive influence.
    Please know you are all in my prayers.
    Julie (Peterson) Kloster

  11. To the Krupich Family,
    You are all in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. You all were truly blessed to have Audrey as your mother, she was an amazing women! I enjoyed the years I was able to visit with her around the fire pit at the lake- she was always good for a story. I especially remember the one about her and Dolores doing dishes, she was drying and Dolores was washing- they were being punished and a whole drawer full of silverware was dropped into the sink for them to wash, Audrey would smile as she said “Dolores got the easy part, she just dumped them into my rinse side and I had to dry them all!” She had many stories about all of you growing up and about the memories from the many holidays she repeated to our children. I remember her listening to Amanda plink away at the piano, and how she would laugh and tell her how good she was, and her famous pointer finger! She will be truly missed but always remembered, I wish you all the best during these difficult times.

  12. I’m so sorry to hear of Audrey’s passing. She always had a warm smile and a kind word when I’d see her. I feel blessed to have grown up in such a wonderful neighborhood where moms like Audrey made all of the kids feel welcome. My sympathy to all of you.

  13. Oh my…just learned of Audreys passing. She was like another mother to me. Worked side by side with her for many years at deLendrecies. I have so many wonderful memories and just as many funny stories! She was a wonderful, caring, funny, loving woman. I hope to live up to her example one day…

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