Elaine Ruppel

Elaine M. Ruppel

Elaine M. Ruppel, age 85, of Appleton, passed away on Saturday, July 26, 2014, at the Bridgewood Nursing Home. Elaine was born on May 23, 1929, daughter of the late Raymond and Evelyn Weyenberg. She graduated from Kimberly High School in 1947 and on July 17, 1948, she married the love of her life, Fred Ruppel, in a ceremony at Holy Name Catholic Church. Fred and Elaine shared 66 wonderful years of marriage.

In Elaine's younger years, she enjoyed dancing, golfing and raising German Shepherds. She also enjoyed vacationing with Fred at their home in San Carlos, Mexico. As time passed, Elaine became an avid reader. She has a passion for the Lord and prayed the rosary several times a day. Above all, Elaine was a proud and protective mother who cherished the time she spent with her family.

She is survived by her loving husband, Fred; her children, Chris (Bill) Resch of Neenah, Patti Kroner of Kimberly, Steve (Sue) Ruppel of Appleton and Frank (Sharon) Ruppel of Fond Du Lac. She is further survived by her grandchildren, Kelly, Charlie, Peter, Andy, Amanda, Michelle, Joe, Jordan, Jeremy, Rick, Carolyn, Becky, Jessie and Alex; 14 great grandchildren; sisters, Audrey Van Gompel and Ann (Roy) Nackers; and brothers, Jack(Arlene) Weyenberg, Jerry (Barb) Weyenberg and Rick Weyenberg; as well as many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Elaine was preceded in death by her parents, her brother, Rev. Donald Weyenberg and her son-in-law, Bill Kroner.

The funeral liturgy for Elaine will be held at 4:00 pm on Wednesday, July 30, 2014, at SACRED HEART CATHOLIC CHURCH, 222 E. Fremont Street, with Father Brian Wideman officiating. A time of visitation will be held from 2:00 pm until the time of service. Online condolences may be expressed at www.wichmannfargo.com.

The Ruppel family would like to thank the doctors and nurses at St. Elizabeth Hospital, the Bridgewood Nursing Home and Heartland Hospice for all their care and support through this difficult time.


Funeral Home

Wichmann Tri-County Chapel
1592 Oneida St. Menasha, WI 54952
(920) 831-9905

Published in Appleton Post-Crescent from July 28 to July 29, 2014