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.John L. Rupiper.

Collected and contributed by: Pat Drees

June 9, 2010
Oconto County Reporter


John L. Rupiper, age 91, of Lakewood, Wis. passed away on June 3 in Tomah, Wis. John was born April 7, 1919 in Suring, Wis. to Henry and Rose (Lemere) Rupiper.

After serving in World War II John went to work for the U.S. Forest Service in Lakewood until he retired. John enjoyed fishing, hunting, and making lawn ornaments.

(notes: John was one of 7 Rupiper children including Arnold J., Ursula, Joseph, Marie, Donald and Margaret;  His parents Henry [1889 - 1971] and Rose [1890 - 1961] are buried in Holy Cross Cemetery, Kaukauna, Wisconsin; in 1930 the family lived in town of Bagley, farming ; in 1940 the family was farming in Underhill, Oconto County; John's place of burial could not be found)