MADISON -- A Celebration of Life for Greg Shupe, 57, of Madison, will be held at 3:30 p.m., Tuesday, December 3, 2013, at Trinity United Methodist Church, in Madison.
Reverend Cindi Stewart will officiate. Military rites will be by the American Legion Post 35, VFW Post 5763, in Madison.
Greg died Saturday, November 30, 2013, at Faith Regional Health Services after battling esophageal cancer for three years.
Greg Shupe, son of Elwin and Ruth (Sellhorst) Shupe, was born on March 28, 1956, in Omaha. He graduated from Millard Senior High in 1974. He served his country in the U.S. Navy from Oct. 1974 to Oct. 1978. On May 25, 1979, he married Teri Steinauer in Millard. They were blessed with two children, Colby and Sawyer.
Greg owned and operated Shupe Construction for over 22 years. He then pursued his dream job by starting his own fishing tackle company - Nebraska Custom Tackle. He produced and sold walleye fishing lures on his website until his death.
Greg was the commander of the Madison Legion Post 35. He loved his family and his greatest joy was walleye fishing with friends and family in the reservoirs of South Dakota. His other passions were working in his yard, gardening, cooking and having a few beers with his friends.
He is survived by his wife, Teri, of 34 years; his sons, Colby, of Lincoln, and Sawyer, and girlfriend, Nicole, of Omaha; sister, Brenda (Pat) Eisenmenger, of Omaha; stepmother, Velma Shupe, of Columbus; mother-in-law, Mary Ann Steinauer, of Omaha; step-brothers and sisters, Steve (Jody) Dreifurst, Sandy (John) Szelag, Tonja (Vince) Lusche, Lori (Kevin) Busse, and Kim (Jerry) Alt, all of Columbus; uncles, John Sellhorst and Curt Wilson; aunts, Larue, Doris and Loretta Shupe; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his mother and father; brothers, Jeff and Mike; and grandparents.
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