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Ruppel, Warren

May 10, 1921 -

November 18, 2012

Warren Ruppel, 91, passed away on November 18, 2012. Services will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday at Sarasota National Cemetery. Funeral arrangements by Jennings Funeral Home.

Warren is preceded in death by his wife, Frances (Wilson) Ruppel; brother, Gerald J. Ruppel; his sister, Jan Nieman Willadson; and his parents, David and Norma (Steffen) Ruppel.

A native of Sheboygan, WI, he graduated from North High School in Sheboygan in 1939.

Warren served in the Army Air Corps from 1941 to 1945 and married Frances in 1944.

He earned degrees from the University of Illinois and taught in Urbana, IL from 1948 to 1954.

Warren found a career with the Department of Defense Dependent Schools (DODDS) from 1954 to 1980. As a teacher and administrator he traveled the world with his wife, Frances, serving in places such as Germany, Japan, Hawaii, The Philippines and Washington D.C. They moved to Sarasota, Florida in 1988.

Warren was a gentle spirit, a dedicated educator and mentor to many young people.

He greatly impacted the lives of his nieces and nephews who will remember "Uncle Warren" fondly. These include Wendy (Doug) Born of Sheboygan; Lynn (David) Klosterman of Mukwonago; Marie (Glenn) Seger of Sheboygan; and Eileen (Gary) Diener also of Sheboygan.

Also Patricia Wilson-LaVigne, Mark Wilson (Elizabeth) and Valerie (Wilson) Ealey (Guy) of Sarasota; Steve Wilson, Mankato Minnesota; Warren Wilson of Virginia; Sharon Hutchings, Pleasantville, Iowa; Virginia Roberts, Seattle, Washington.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to The American Overseas Schools Historical Society at AOSHS Memorial Fund, PO Box 4312, Scottsdale, AZ 85261, in memory of Warren Ruppel.

Published in Sheboygan Press on Nov. 26, 2012
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