Harold Ralph Kuppinger, age 81, passed away April 11, 2024. He was born on July 7, 1942, in Syracuse, New York, the son of Merle and Ruth Eleanor (Neimeier) Kuppinger.

November 6, 1965, Harold Kuppinger and Rose Mellman were united in marriage.

Harold served his country in the United States Navy for six years. Harold was a Master Electrician for most of his life. He was also an educator at a community college.

Harold is survived by his wife Rose; his first son Michael and wife (Tammy) and their three children Emily and Alan (Fiancé), Sarah and Jeremy. Matthew, his second son and his wife (Jennifer) and their three children, Nathan, Katelyn and her spouse (Anthony) Becraft, Megan and her spouse (Drew) Bieber. Michele, his first daughter and her spouse (Tony) Green, their three children Elizabeth, Leah and her husband (James) Holder, and Heather and her spouse (Derek) Scruggs. Melinda, his second daughter, Kelly and her three children, Sean, Brynn, and Kevin. He was blessed with 36 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by three sisters, Maria, and her husband (Robert) Hubbard, Marie, and her husband (Lon) Wedding and Cheryl and her husband (Wally) Wedding and a brother Gary and his wife (Linda) Sexsmith.

A vigil was held Saturday, April 13 at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church followed by a funeral, with Father Shoby officiating under the direction of Adams Funeral Home, Nixa, Missouri.

An inurnment will be held at a later date at the Springfield Veterans Memorial Cemetery.