Bryan Tupy

January 25, 1990 - July 26, 2021

Bryan Charles Tupy, age 31, of Jordan, died suddenly at his home on Monday, July 26, 2021. Bryan was born on January 25, 1990 to Chuck and Shelly (Walerius) Tupy. He attended St. Wenceslaus School, graduated from New Prague High School, attained a B.S. in Fish and Wildlife Biology from the University of North Dakota, and then got his associate degree in Law Enforcement from Alexandria Technical and Community College. He married the love of his life, Annalee Koonst at St. Wenceslaus Church in New Prague on May 19, 2018. Bryan’s career started as a marine biologist for NOAA on the fishing boats in Alaska on the Bering Sea. Coming back to Minnesota, he completed his law enforcement degree with the goal of being a conservation officer in the DNR. His path took him to the Le Sueur County Sheriff’s Department then the Le Center Police Department before finding his home as an officer with Montgomery Police Department. In addition, he was a firefighter with NPFD From 2015 – 2018.

Bryan was an avid Fighting Sioux fan! His first love was anything that had to do with the outdoors. He could accurately identify birds from their songs. He loved fishing and hunting with his friends and family and hiking and camping with his wife and son. He loved to travel, especially to the State and National Parks and had made it to half of the Minnesota State Parks to date. Bryan’s affable personality and ready smile made him a magnet in any social scene; he was the life of the party and always had a ready joke and the ability to make everyone laugh! He was a fun-loving uncle and a magnet for his nieces and nephews. He loved to compliment his wife but his most favorite activity was hanging out with his 9-month-old son, Desmond, who had become the center of his life. Bryan’s zest for life and his enigmatic smile will be missed by so very many.

Bryan is survived by his wife, Annalee of Jordan; son, Desmond James; parents, Chuck & Shelly Tupy of New Prague; siblings, Rachael (Mark) Norwich of Elko New Market, Jessica (Ryan) Boeser of Farmington, Nicole (Brandon) Wroge of Le Sueur; grandparents, George & Elsie Tupy of New Prague & Dolores Walerius of Montgomery; parents-in-law, Jim & Mary Ann Koonst of Belle Plaine; brother-in-law, Tyler (Katelyn) Koonst of Sylvania, OH; sister-in-law, Elizabeth (Patrick) Kopesky of Belle Plaine; grandparents-in-law, Loren Stier of Belle Plaine & Marlene Koonst of Belle Plaine. He is preceded in death by his grandfather, Donald Walerius; honorary grandfather, Chester.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held Sunday, August 1, 2021 at 2:00 PM at St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church in New Prague with Father George Grafsky officiating and Fathers Eugene Theisen and Michael Miller concelebrating. Visitation will be held at Bruzek Funeral Home on Saturday from 3-7 PM and Sunday from Noon – 1:00 PM. Burial will occur at St. Wenceslaus Cemetery following Mass.

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Dave Struckman
2 months ago

I worked with Bryan many nights. As a Deputy you could have the worst shift of your life and come in to be greeted by a smile from ear to ear and always a hummus mess he got into. I will miss you my friend and we who wear the badge will not forget your hard work and brotherhood.

Judy Ceplecha
2 months ago

Our sincere condolences go out to the entire Tupy family, to their friends and to Bryan’s law enforcement family. So very sorry for your loss!

Ann Christy
2 months ago

Chuck and Shelly, my heart goes out to you and the entire Tupy family. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Bryan’s quick smile and fun-loving nature will always be remembered. May God grant you peace.

Evelyn Mushitz
2 months ago

Annalee and son, Chuck and Shelly, and all of Bryan’s family, we are sending prayers for you all during this difficult time. We can’t begin to imagine how hard Bryan’s passing must be for all of you. Our deepest sympathy to you all. Evie and Dick Mushitz.

Jenny Kajer
2 months ago

Dear Shelly, Chuck and family. I am deeply sorry for your loss! He was such a kind young man. My thoughts and prayers are with you!

Don & Terry Fuhrman
2 months ago

Annalee, we’re so sorry to hear about Bryan. No words exist that can mend a broken heart at times like this. It’s hard to imagine now but one day the sun will return and things will begin to brighten. For now lots of prayers are coming your way. Be strong for little Desmond. We love you.

Carol Lundquist
2 months ago

Unexpected and sudden losses are the most difficult! Nobody had time to say “goodbye”. I know your pain and loss, and know that family and friends will surround you with their love and support.

Jean and Doug Zimanske
2 months ago

Our sincerest condolences to all of Bryan’s family, friends and fellow police officers. He will be remembered as one of the good guys; always a smile and a willing helping hand. May you feel the loving arms of those who mourn with you today and in the days ahead.

Barbara Luker
2 months ago

May God be with you in this time of grief. My prayers are with the Tupy family and with his colleagues in blue.

Marilee Schwichtenberg
2 months ago

Annalee, I am so very sorry for the loss of your husband. Keeping you and your family in my thoughts and prayers.

Shirley Kotek
2 months ago

I am sorry for your loss ,my sympathy and prayers for Bryan’s family.

Nancy Buss
2 months ago

My deepest sympathies for your loss. Bryan was a very special young man who touched the lives of many. He will be missed.

Jodi Schoenecker
2 months ago

Dear Shelly and Chuck and family My heart is so heavy for your loss. Bryan always had the kindest smile for all and you could see the love he had for everything he did. I will continue to pray for all of you .

Anne & Tom Ouradnik
2 months ago

Chuck, Shelly, and family, We are so sad to hear the news of Bryan’s passing. Our deepest sympathies to all of you. Our family is keeping you in our thoughts and prayers.

Peg & Jon Cowart
2 months ago

Annalee, Desmond, Chuck, Shelly and family. I am so sorry to hear about Bryan. Although I only met him a few times, we know he was a good friend of our son Mason. I hope the wonderful memories of Bryan bring you all comfort during this difficult time.

Shorty and Sandie Deutsch
2 months ago

All of Shorty and my sympathies are with the entire family. We can’t imagine the pain you are going through.

Robyn & Allen Vosejpka
2 months ago

Chuck, Shelly, and family. Our deepest sympathies to you. Allen and I were shocked by the news of Bryan’s passing. We will be praying for comfort during the difficult days, months, and years ahead.

Judy Deutsch
2 months ago

Our hearts are heavy today. There are no words that I know of that will comfort you at this time so we will pray for all of you, now and in the months and years to come.

Judy and Dave

Ed & Jean Keogh
2 months ago

Chuck, Shelly, Annalee and family, Our deepest sympathies to you. Bryan served the City of Montgomery very well. He will be missed. Wishing you comfort, peace, and hope. Keeping you and yours in our thoughts and prayers. Ed & Jean Keogh, Montgomery, MN

Reggie Kopesky
2 months ago

Annalee, Desmond and family members, On July 26th Heaven received a great young man. God needed a police officer in heaven that day so he picked the BEST and that was Bryan. I have no words to share how sad and sorry I am for your loss. Anna, you and Bryan have helped my family so much with our loss so now please know we are here for you. Blessings to the Tupy/Koonst Families. Reggie Kopesky

JeNean Erickson
2 months ago

Chuck, Shelly, Rachael, Jessica, Nicole, and extended family, my heart is so heavy for you at the loss of your beloved Bryan. Praying that God carries you through these most difficult days.

Katie Forberg
2 months ago

Shelly, Rachel and the Tupy family. My heart breaks for you. All of you will be in my thoughts and prayers in the next few days and all year long.
Katie Forberg

Tony and Sherri Olson
2 months ago
Reply to  Katie Forberg

Dolores, we are so very sorry to learn of your loss. Our sincerest condolences to you and your entire family.

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