Barbara J. Ruppert

Barbara J. “Bobbie” Ruppert, 85, passed away April 24, 2018, at St. Mary’s Care Center, with her loving husband of 67 years, by her side.

She was born on June 30, 1932, in Elkhorn, to the late William and Iva (Harvestein) Young.

Barb graduated from East Troy High School in 1950, class valedictorian.

She married DeWayne Ruppert on July 1, 1950, and together they had four children: Cheryl, Thomas, Michele and Tammy.

Bobbie was happiest when spending time with her true love, DeWayne. From raising their children to vacationing and fishing in Northern Wisconsin, nothing was too big or too small as long as they had each other. She was a very talented vocalist who played keyboard. Her idols were Loretta Lynn and Patsy Cline. She had a voice of an angel.

She will be dearly missed by her husband, DeWayne; children, Cheryl (David) Starks, Thomas (Nancy) Ruppert, Michele Ruppert, and Tammy (Paul) Caravello; grandchildren; and great-grandchildren (too many to count!).

A celebration of Bobbie’s life was held April 28, at Cress Funeral Home, Madison. Burial followed in Sunset Memory Gardens, Madison.

The family thanks the staff at St. Mary’s Care Center. Thank you looking out for our Mom!

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