Representative LeRoy Wilfred Chalupa View All Years

Compiled Historical Information
Date of Death: 11/1/1965
Birth Place: Pleasant Plain, Iowa
Birth County: Jefferson
Party Affiliation: Republican
Assemblies Served:
House: 56 (1955) - 60 (1963)
Home County: Jefferson
LeRoy Wilfred Chalupa
Jefferson County


MR. SPEAKER: Your committee appointed to prepare a suitable resolution commemorating the life, character and public service of the late Honorable LeRoy Chalupa begs leave to submit the following memorial:

LeRoy Wilfred Chalupa was born at Pleasant Plain, Iowa, Jefferson County, December 13, 1912. He passed away in Iowa City on November, 1, 1965.

He was reared and educated in Pleasant Plain and attended Parsons College in Fairfield.

He was married March 20, 1935 to Dora Anderson. To this union were born three children: one son, Dennis, and two daughters, Mrs. Keith (Shirley) Halverson, Marion, Iowa, and Mrs. Gordon (Beverly) Watson, Richland, Iowa.

Mr. Chalupa was a farmer and owned a retail hardware and appliance store and small feed manufacturing plant. He served two years in World War II.

He served as mayor and councilman of Pleasant Plain. He was a member of the Scottish Rite Bodies Consistory, a 32nd Degree Masons, a member of the Shrine, BPO Elks, the VFW, American Legion, Farm Bureau, and Isaac Walton League. He also was a member of the Friends church.

Mr. Chalupa was a Republican State Representative from Jefferson County in the Fifty-sixth, Fifty-seventh, Fifty-eighth, Fifty-ninth, Sixtieth, and Sixieth Extra sessions of the General Assembly of Iowa.

Surviving Mr. Chalupa are his widow, two daughters and one son. Also his parents Mr. & Mrs. Frank Chalupa of Pleasant Plain, Iowa.

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE SIXTY-SECOND GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF IOWA: That in the passing of the Honorable LeRoy Chalupa the state has lost an honored citizen and a faithful and useful public servant, and the House by this resolution would express its appreciation of his service and tender its sympathy to the members of his family.

BE IF FURTHER RESOLVED: That a copy of this resolution be spread upon the Journal of the House, and that the Chief Clerk be directed to forward an enrolled copy to the family of the deceased.