Otto Hup, the twelfth and final of Aaron and Margaret Anna (Redlingshafer)
Hupp's 12 children, is buried in Salem Cemetery Lot No. 38 (Lot No. 17
under what apparently was the cemetery's original numbering system) with
three of his siblings. Because 10 of the Hupp siblings did not marry, the
longest-surviving four were buried on the south end of this lot, formerly owned
by Maud Hopper, after the original family lot was filled.
Otto Hupp, youngest child and son of Aaron and Margaret Ann Redlingshafer
Hupp, was born in Benton township, Lucas County, Iowa, on December 27, 1881.
He departed this life at his home in Chariton, March 20, 1962, at the age of
79 years, 2 months, and 23 days.
Most of Otto's entire life was spent at the farm home seven miles southeast
of Chariton. This had been the family home for 94 years. He received his
education at the Myers school and attended Mt. Carmel and Salem churches.
He and his brothers were among the first to use steam equipment. For years
they ran a threshing machine and saw mill and also graded county roads.
Ub 1952, Otto and two sisters, Hannah and Sarah, moved to Chariton.
Soon after, Sarah's health failed. Otto and Hannah cared for her until
Hannah's death in March, 1957. Otto alone tenderly cared for Sarah
until her death in April, 1958. Since then he had lived alone at the family
home. He will be remembered for his kindness and willingness to help
others in their times of need.
Otto Hupp was the last member of a family of 12 children, six girls and
six boys. He leaves to mourn his passing, several nieces and
cousins, other relatives and many friends. William Redlingshafer
was staying with him at the time of his death.
Funeral services were conducted at and arranged for by Miley's
Funeral Home at 2 p.m., Friday, March 23. The Rev. LaRoy
Anderson, pastor of the Chariton Bible church, officiated with
interment in the Salem cemetery.
The Chariton Herald Patriot
Thursday, 29 March 1962.