Thanksgiving Day
41°
Mostly Cloudy
Thursday Night
28°
Mostly Clear
Friday
50°
Mostly Sunny
Friday Night
40°
Mostly Cloudy
8%
Saturday
48°
Partly Sunny
3%
Saturday Night
30°
Partly Cloudy
Sunday
42°
Partly Sunny
Sunday Night
30°
Mostly Clear
Monday
50°
Mostly Sunny
Monday Night
41°
Mostly Clear
5%
Tuesday
55°
Partly Sunny
30%
Tuesday Night
38°
Slight Chance Rain Showers
24%
3 Day
Extended
Friday, July 24th, 2009
Donald Ruppert
Donald E. "Whitey" Ruppert, 71, of 1410 Oakview Drive, St. Marys, died at 5:30 a.m. July 23, 2009, at his residence.
He was born March 1, 1938, in Wapakoneta to Eamer and Norma Eisert Ruppert. On July 18, 1959, she married Eloise Bailey, who survives.
Other survivors are two children, Terry (Joyce) Ruppert, St. Marys, and Lisa (Donnie) Peters, Indianapolis, Ind.; a brother, Dale (Patricia) Ruppert, Wapakoneta; two sisters, Betty Johnson and Gladys Zwiebel, both of Wapakoneta; and four grandchildren.
He retired after 38 years at West Ohio Gas Company, where he had served as operations manager. He was a 1956 graduate of St. Joseph High School, Wapakoneta, and a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps. He was a member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church, St. Marys, the Veterans of Foreign Wars and Fraternal Order of Eagles Lodge, both in Wapakoneta, Ducks Unlimited, St. Marys Kiwanis Club and the Dayton Auto Racing Fan Club. He coached youth baseball.
Funeral Mass is 10:30 a.m. Monday, at the church, the Rev. Matthew Lee officiating. Burial, with military honors conducted by the VFW, is at St. Joseph Cemetery, Wapakoneta.
Calling is 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Sunday at Miller Funeral Home, St. Marys.
Contributions can be made to Friends of Holy Rosary School.
Condolences can be left at www.millerfuneralhomes.net.
Additional obituary on this date
Rev. Bart L. Pax, 67, died July 23, 2009, at St. Margaret Hall, Cincinnati.
He was born Aug. 25, 1941, in Celina to Oscar and Cordula Post Pax. [More]