Bernice M. “Bernie” Kaup, age 92, of Fort Recovery, Ohio, passed away on April 11, 2019, at The Gardens at St. Henry in St. Henry, Ohio.

She was born Oct. 29, 1926, in St. Henry to the late Aloysius and Elizabeth (Guggenbiller) Backs. On Sept. 1, 1948, she married the late Adrian “Doc” Kaup, who died Sept. 24, 2016.

Surviving are her five children, Jean (Mike) Hupka of Boulder, Colorado, Joan Kaup and Rick Pender of Cincinnati and Jerry (Lorri) Kaup, Tom (Tess) Kaup and Dave (Lucy) Kaup, all of Fort Recovery; 11 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren; her siblings, Alice Fiely of Marion, Indiana, Maurice (Sandy) Backs of St. Joe, Paul (Ruth) Backs of St. Joe, Ohio, Richard Backs of Marion, Indiana, and Robert (Jeannie) Backs of Marion, Indiana; sister-in-law, Frieda Backs of St. Marys, Ohio; in-laws Irene Hein of St. Peter, Ohio, Dale (Donna) Kaup of St. Anthony, Ohio, and Floyd (Joyce) Kaup of Celina, Ohio.

She was preceded in death by her siblings, Harold and Gertrude Backs, Art and Ruth Backs and Donald Backs; brother-in-law John Fiely; sister-in-law Lois Backs; and in-laws Alvin and Alma Kaup, Mark Hein and Virginia Kaup.

Bernie was a lifelong member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, St. Joe, Ohio. She was a vibrant and generous friend and neighbor. She shared flowers and produce from the garden, as well as her sewing and embroidery talents. She engaged her aptitude for organization and entrepreneurship with the Ladies Sodality of St. Joseph Church, the C.K. of A. of St. Joe and with her children. She dearly loved her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She instilled in her children and grandchildren a sense of respect, pride and caretaking.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 16, 2019, at St. Joseph Catholic Church with Fr. Ned Brown as celebrant. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Calling is 3 to 8 p.m. Monday and 9 to 9:45 a.m. Tuesday at Brockman – Boeckman Funeral Home, Fort Recovery.

Contributions can be made to the Adrian and Bernice Kaup Memorial Fund, care of the Fort Recovery Community Foundation.

Condolences may be expressed at brockmanboeckmanfh.com.