John Herbert Rulapaugh

john rulapaugh

June 19, 1941 ~ June 30, 2019

Resided in: Pueblo, Colorado

John Herbert Rulapaugh, 78, passed away June 30, 2019. Survived by wife, Vicki Rulapaugh; children, Jeff (Missy) Rulapaugh and Jill Rulapaugh-Decker; sister, Jackie Warriner; and grandchildren, Lyndsey Rulapaugh (Tim) McAdow, Samantha Rulapaugh (Alex) Hayworth, Erik Decker and Nicole Decker; nieces, nephews and in-laws, Tim and Sue Warriner, Nathan and Renee Warriner, Jen and Ted Greenewald, Linda Rulapaugh, Jim and Rebekah Rulapaugh, Joy and Zane Salyers, Judy and Russ Johnson, Mike and Lynn Johnson, Jane and Andy Johnson. Preceded in death by parents, Herbert and Eileen Rulapaugh; siblings, Janet Rulapaugh and Jim Rulapaugh. John was born to Herbert and Eileen Rulapaugh on June 19, 1941, in Berkley, Mich. He was an insurance agent in Pueblo for many years, an avid hunter, fisherman and a dedicated supporter of Ducks Unlimited and Hunting Retriever Club. John was a Dale Carnegie Instructor, Boy Scout of America Leader and Indian Guides of Missouri Leader and enjoyed camping and exploring Colorado. Memorial service, 2:30 p.m. Friday, July 5, 2019, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel. In lieu of food and flowers, memorials may be made to Alzheimer Dementia Foundation of Pueblo, 4104 Outlook Blvd., Bldg. B, Pueblo, CO 81008-1870, University Park Care Center, 945 Desert Flower Blvd., Pueblo, CO 81001 or Ducks Unlimited, 1 Waterfowl Way, Memphis, TN 38120. Online condolences,

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  1. Dear Vicki, Jill, and family. My heart is saddened at hearing of the passing of John. I loved my time transporting John. He always had a smile and hand shake for me and always remembered my name. He was to me a gentle giant and I could tell how much he loved his wife and daughter as they were always there for him in his last days. I use to spend many hours next door to the Rulapaughs as a child at The Jagger’s house. John will be missed as I witnessed how much he was loved by Vicki and Jill. God Bless, job well done!!!

  2. Dear Vicki and family,
    I was so very sorry to hear of John’s passing. At this unbelievably sad time in your life, try to remember that you will always have John in your heart and you in his. It is my hope that Dave and John have connected by now and are busy planning their next hunting adventure. If you would like to get together for lunch or coffee, please call me. My number is 542-0380.
    Peace be with you,
    Suzy Ware

  3. Jill and Family,
    So sorry for your loss, please know that you are all in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time!
    With Love,
    The Ritter Family

  4. Jill and family,
    We are sorry to learn of the loss of your father. He sounded like a man with grit and determination. Hold on to your memories and be proud of the lessons he taught you. May the Lord be with you in the coming days as you all heal from this loss. You’re in our hearts and prayers!
    With Great Sympathy,
    Dana and Kyle Horne

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