Norman F. "Tuck" Kaup

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Norman F. "Tuck" Kaup, 80, of Birmingham, Ala., passed away Friday, July 24, 2015. He was born in Stuart, Neb., on Jan. 26, 1935.

Mr. Kaup attended Nevada, Mo., schools and graduated from high school in 1953. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps 1953-56, and graduated from the University of Nebraska in 1963, with a degree in electrical engineering.

Mr. Kaup began his career in Huntsville, Ala., working in the space program for NASA and associated contractors. He retired from Alabama Power in 1993 as Project Construction Manager, having helped manage construction of Farley Nuclear Plant near Dothan, Ala.; Harris Dam near Lineville, Ala.; and serving as manager of construction for the Corporate Headquarters building in downtown Birmingham. Following retirement, he worked as a consultant, managing construction for Southern Company's coal gasification plant at Wilsonville, Ala.

Mr. Kaup was an avid Nebraska football fan. He loved spending time with his family and friends. He remained a great favorite with everyone with whom he came in contact.

Survivors include Mr. Kaup's wife of 55 years, Marilyn Clark Kaup, of Birmingham, Ala.; daughter, Pamela K. Harbach (David), of Houston, Texas; and grandchildren, Adam Harbach and Ken Harbach. Also surviving are sisters-in-law, Vanessa Kaup, Nevada, Mo., and Marjorie Shriver, St. Johns, Fla.; 14 nieces and nephews; and numerous great-nieces and great-nephews.

Mr. Kaup was predeceased by his parents, brother, and sister.

The family wishes to thank all of his caregivers at Meadowbrook Extended Care, Birmingham, Ala., and from Right At Home. He loved them all.

Memorials may be made to St. Peter the Apostle Catholic Church, 2061 Patton Chapel Road, Hoover, AL 35216; University of Nebraska Foundation, College of Engineering Scholarship Fund, 1010 Lincoln Mall, Suite 300, Lincoln, NE 68508; or to the charity of your choice in care of Ferry Funeral Home.

The graveside service will be at 11 a.m., Monday, Aug. 10, at Deepwood Cemetery in Nevada, Mo.

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