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Adelaide "Tiny" Luplow

November 28, 1934 ~ May 11, 2022 (age 87)


Adelaide “Tiny” Luplow, 87, of Harbor Springs, formerly Bloomfield Hills, died peacefully at her home on May 11, 2022.

Tiny was born November 28, 1934, the daughter of William and Eileen (Smith) Brown. She attended Arthur Hill High School in Saginaw and was a member of the ‘Queen’s Court”. She graduated from Michigan State University with a bachelor’s degree in education. While at MSU, Tiny was a Kappa Alpha Theta Sorority member where she made lifelong friends and continued to host and participate in alumni events.  Tiny enjoyed her days on the volleyball and archery teams and shared many fond memories of those experiences. After graduation from MSU, Tiny began working as a first-grade teacher at Lane Elementary School in Hinsdale, Illinois.

On January 7, 1956, she married the love of her life, Russell Neil Luplow. Throughout their years together they lived in; Durham, N. Carolina, Chicago, Clarendon Hills (IL), Hinsdale (IL), Grosse Pointe Farms, Birmingham, Saginaw and Bloomfield Hills, before settling in Harbor Springs.

They enjoyed traveling together, especially to attend Frank Sinatra concerts in NYC, Chicago and Vegas. They cherished their summers in Harbor Springs entertaining at their cottage and taking sunset cocktail cruises on Russ’ Chris Craft woody, “Nostalgia”. As high school sweethearts, they spent a total of 64 blissful years together until Russell’s death in 2014. They were inseparable and those who knew them admired their epic love story.

Tiny enjoyed playing golf, tennis, Bridge, and volleyball. She was a fantastic figure skater and spent countless hours on the ice. She was a member of the Oakland Hills Country Club, the Village Women’s Club in Bloomfield Hills and a founding member of the early childhood pre-school program at the Community House in Birmingham, Michigan. Tiny was a dedicated animal lover all her life, especially her beloved west highland terriers, Willie, Winston, Wally and Teddy.

She is survived by her son, Harley Matthew Luplow of Harbor Springs, Heidi (David Fahrenbach) Spiegel of Deerfield Beach, FL., and Heather Luplow Hartle of San Francisco, CA; and grandchildren, Heather (Ben Dufresne) Spiegel, Harley Luplow, Jr., Serena Luplow, Harrison Luplow and Sierra Luplow Buenrostro.

She is preceded in death by her loving and devoted husband, Russell Neil Luplow; and her siblings, Charlotte “Bunny” Calvert, Carmen Beachum and William Brown.

Tiny was adored by all who knew her. Admired for her quiet yet fierce strength, grace and beauty, she taught us all what unconditional love is and can be. Her generous heart and spirit touched so many. She will continue to live and love eternally through all of us.

The family asks that memorial donations be directed to the Michigan Humane Society https://www.michiganhumane.org/ and Alzheimer’s Association https://www.alz.org/ in memory of Tiny.

There will be a memorial mass at Holy Childhood of Jesus Church on Tuesday, June 28th at 11:00 a.m. with a one-hour visitation prior to the service. Father James Bearss will officiate. Stone Funeral Home is handling all arrangements.

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June 28, 2022

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Holy Childhood Catholic Church
150 West Main Street
Harbor Springs, MI 49740

Memorial Mass
June 28, 2022

11:00 AM
Holy Childhood Catholic Church
150 West Main Street
Harbor Springs, MI 49740


Alzheimer's Association
921 West 11th Street, Suite 1, Traverse City MI 49684
Web: https://act.alz.org/site/Donation2?11461.donation=form1&df_id=11461&pw_id=1821&s_subsrc=test_origina

Michigan Humane Society
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