Wednesday, July 21st, 2010
Nelson Rupard Jr.
Nelson E. Rupard Jr., 47, St. Marys, died at 5 a.m. July 19, 2010, at his home.
He was born Jan. 18, 1963, in Dayton, to Nelson Eugene and Juanona Blair Rupard Sr. His father survives and his mother is deceased.
Also surviving is a daughter, Amanda Pak Rupard, St. Marys; two sisters, Deb (John) Kable, St. Marys, and Sonya Rupard, Celina, and a brother, Ronald (Brenda) Rupard, St. Marys.
Also deceased is a brother, Gregory Rupard; paternal grandparents Nelson and Katherine Rupard; and maternal grandparents, Ercil and Ella Blair.
He was a 1981 graduate of Memorial High School in St. Marys. He was Sgt. 1st Class in the military police for the United States Army. He was stationed at Fort McClellan in Alabama, where he was critcally injured in a motorcycle accident. He was a life member of the American Legion Post 323, the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9289 and the Eagles Lodge Aerie #767, all of St. Marys. He also played drums in a band called "The Country Notes" before his injury. He participated in the Northwest Ohio Safari Club Handicapped Hunt.
Funeral rites are 11 a.m. Friday at Miller Funeral Home in St. Marys, the Rev. Judy Ball officiating. Burial with military honors is at Resthaven Memory Gardens near Moulton.
Calling is 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Memorials can be made to a fund to further his daughter's education.
Condolences can be left at www.millerfuneralhomes.net.