Saginaw, MI- Our beloved husband, father, grandfather, son, and brother passed away Wednesday, June 13, 2012, at the age of 53 years. Jeff “Soup” was born November 14, 1958, in Lansing to Marion Elaine (Scherzer) and the late Robert Blaine Supinger who passed away in 2004. He married Denise Annette Lapine on September 13, 1980, she survives him. He was an active outdoorsman especially enjoying hunting and fishing. He loved spending time with his grandchildren and his Labradors. He will be missed by his wife Denise; children, Jeffrey James (Nicole Wallschlager) Supinger and Justin Michael (Janay Anklam) Supinger; his grandchildren, Taylor and Mason; his mother Marion Supinger; and his brother, Gerald (Holly Mewhiney) Supinger. Memorial services will take place at 12:00 noon Saturday, June 16, 2012, at W.L. Case & Company 4480 Mackinaw Road. Rev. Jeannie Lapine will officiate the service. Friends may visit with the family on Friday from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. and on Saturday from 11:00 a.m. until the time of service. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Saginaw Women’s Shelter.
Jeff was a very active member of Michigan-Sportsman.com since 2007. He was willing to give fellow members the shirt off his back and had an unmatched sense of humor on the forums. He showed many members here the finer points of Walleye fishing in the Bay area and beyond.
Recently, seeing the need for improved facilities at the Zilwaukee boat launch, he was the driving force behind organizing the 1st annual Michigan-Sportsman.com Zilwaukee Walleye tournament. The tournament not only raised much needed money to fix the parking lot at the launch, but brought together hundreds of sportsmen from around the state for a great day of fun. It was through this tournament that many from the site first met Jeff in person, and he touched most of us in some way. It was by far the largest tournament or outing ever organized through the site. He mentioned to some future plans for more tournaments of this kind. From here on out, the spring tournament in Zilwaukee will be known as the “JR Soup Memorial Walleye Tournament”.