August 19, 2017
William “Bill” Patrick Ruppert age 82 of Spring Green, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, August 19, 2017 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Madison. He was born on August 10, 1935 the son of William and Nonie (McCluskey) Ruppert in Dodgeville, WI. He served in the United States Army from October 19, 1954 –October 2, 1956. Survivors include his children, Joan Norton, Kathy (Rick) Bidlingmaier, Laureen Ruppert, Karen Ruppert, Jill (Keith) Wollersheim and Lynette Ruppert; grandchildren Erinn Glasgow, Kyle and Joshua Ruppert, Ben and Jon Mesler, Brooke Bidlingmaier, Mason, Isaac and Noah Wollersheim; great-grandchildren Ella Glasgow and Jameson Ruppert, and his sister Ellen (Jim) Kirch and brother Mike Ruppert and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, a son Douglas Ruppert, sisters Betty Smith and Judy Evans, and a brother Bob Ruppert.
Bill’s love for his family and friends along with his faith is what he cherished most. Bill always had a story to share to anyone who would listen. Bill had a love of farming, as he was able to farm his own farm in the early years, and had an opportunity to have a lifelong career with Marshall Erdman and Associates. Bill was a member of St. John’s Catholic Church, a lifetime member of the Spring Green American Legion Post #253 and the Ewing-Olson Arena VFW Post #9336.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday, August 23, 2017 at 10:30 A.M. at St. John’s Catholic Church in Spring Green. Fr. John Silva will officiate with burial in the church cemetery where military graveside rites will be conducted by the Spring Green American Legion Post #253 and Ewing-Olson Arena VFW Post #9336.
Visitation will be held at the church on Tuesday, August 22, 2017 from 4:00P.M.-7:00P.M. and also on Wednesday, August 23, 2017 from 9:30A.M. until the time of the Mass. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made. The family would like to extend their sincere appreciation to Greenway Terrace, St. Mary’s Hospital for their compassionate and loving care. Online condolences available at www.staffordfuneralhomes.com. The Richardson-Stafford Funeral Home is assisting the family with the arrangements.