August 17, 1926 - May 18, 2020
Passed away peacefully May 18, 2020. Age 93 years. Robert David Ruppel was born August 17, 1926 in Saginaw to David and Charlotte (Miller) Ruppel. He married Mildred Anna Veitengruber on June 25, 1949. She predeceased him on March 3, 2015. Mr. Ruppel served his country in the U.S. Army during World War II. He was a faithful member of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church for many years, and later joined Faith Ev. Lutheran Church in his geriatric years. Bob always had his Lord Jesus Christ in mind as life decisions and events took place. He served as an inspector at General Motors Steering Gear division for 30 years. He will be remembered for his gentle disposition, ever ready smile, and willingness to help where he could. Surviving are two daughters and their husbands; Kay (Robert) Bennett, and Susan (Thomas) Herzberg, four grandchildren; Melinda (Aaron) Kisser, Jennifer (Joe) Espinoza, Andrew (Christine) Herzberg, Kelly (Lancaster) Graham, and their families; fourteen great-grandchildren; a niece, Ellen (Robert) Taylor and her family; sister-in-law, Doris (the late Robert) Braun and her family. Bob and Mildred both valued their friendship of many church people, neighbors, and friends during their lives. Bob was also predeceased by his sister, Bertha Taub, and a brother, Harold Fierstein. Bob’s family sincerely thanks each and every staff member at Hoyt Nursing Home for their gentle and loving care for these past seven years. Your kind attention to “Grandpa” was heartfelt and appreciated by his family. A special thank you to Spencer and Chelsea Skorupski and the entire Skorupski Family Funeral Home staff for their comfort and genuine care. Please click the following link to watch the Memorial Ceremony live http://client.tribucast.com/tcid/68942929. Memorial offerings are suggested to Faith Ev. Lutheran Church. Final arrangements have been entrusted to Skorupski Family Funeral Home & Cremation Services (formerly Reitz-Herzberg), 1550 Midland Rd., between State & Gratiot. Expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family online at www.skorupskis.com.
Passed away peacefully May 18, 2020. Age 93 years. Robert David Ruppel was born August 17, 1926 in Saginaw to David and Charlotte (Miller) Ruppel. He married Mildred Anna Veitengruber on June 25, 1949. She predeceased him on March 3, 2015. Mr.... View Obituary & Service Information
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