William J. Rupp, 93, of Pueblo, Colo., passed away Nov. 3, 2006. Mourned by his loving family, his wife, Dorothy Rupp; children, Julie (Frank) Nemick and Mary Lee (Larry) Ervin, all of Pueblo; siblings, Leona Neuburger, Ida (Steve) Stevens and Jay (Dolores) Rupp; grandchildren, Frank P. (Tina Lisa) Nemick III, Laura (Chris) Brown, William J. (Brenda) Nemick, Jeanette (Scott) Baysinger, Eric (Belinda) Ervin, Kirk (Suzanne) Ervin and Craig (Laurie) Ervin; 17 great-grandchildren; three great-great grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Anna Rupp; and siblings, Bonnie, Augie, Fritz, Edgar and Ralph Rupp and Marcella Campbell. William was born Sept. 11, 1913, in Schoenchen, Kansas. William and Dorothy were married Aug. 3, 1936, in Ellis, Kan. and recently celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary. He owned and operated Pueblo Aluminum and Brass Foundry for 31 years. He enjoyed golfing, fishing, camping and bowling. Member of Christ the King Church and honorary life member of Knights of Columbus. There will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial Mass will be held 10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2006, at Christ The King Church, 1708 Horseshoe Dr., with the Very Reverend Father Thomas Adrians as celebrant. William's family thanks Villa Pueblo Towers staff and Sangre de Cristo Hospice for the wonderful care they gave him. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice, through Montgomery & Steward Funeral Directors, 1317 N. Main Street, Pueblo, Colo. 81003. Online condolences, www.montgomerysteward.com William was a good, honest man and will be missed.

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  1. We are so sorry to hear about Uncle Bill’s passing. I am sure he will love the big Rupp reunion in heaven. I will cherish the memories of your family visits to Oregon and how much fun us kids had with the girls.
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    Sincerely Cliff & Pat Coffee Durant

  2. I was privaleged to meet and help care for Mr. Rupp in his last few weeks here. I felt it an honor. He was gentle and very respectful, as was all his family that I met. God bless you all

  3. We are so thankful that we got to see Uncle Bill and Aunt Dorothy this past summer, especially now that our Uncle has passed. Even though I had not seen him for years, he still had that same quality of gentleness that I remember about him. Our condolences to Aunt Dorothy, Julie, Lee and their families.

  4. Dorothy and family,
    We are so thankful that we were able to attend your 70th wedding anniversary this summer. We will always remember Bill as a loving husband, father and brother. Our prayers are with you.

    Love,

    Wayne, Mary and Leona Neuburger

  5. Getting to See Uncle Bill and Aunt Dorothy and their Family at their recent 70th Wedding Anniversary celebration will always be one of our memorable life experiences. Uncle Bill and his family are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

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