Donald Rupert
1946 - 2020
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Donald William Rupert, age 73, of Evanston IL passed away on July 19, 2020. Loving husband of 51 years to Patricia Rupert, devoted father to Kristin (Zachary) and Matthew (Katherine), proud grandfather to Lena, dear brother to Nancy Wriglesworth (Jesse) and treasured brother-in-law, uncle, cousin, and friend to many. He was preceded in death by his parents, Donald and Dorothy Rupert. Don received his B.S. in chemistry in 1968 from Miami University and served as a research chemist in the Air Force prior to entering law school. He received his J.D., cum laude, from Washburn University School of Law in 1976 and began a distinguished career as an intellectual property attorney that spanned over 43 years. Don was equally passionate about his hobbies as he was his career. An avid baseball fan, he was involved in many youth baseball leagues, and was his son's #1 coach on the sidelines and in the stands. Don loved to fish, experiment in the kitchen, and listen to country music. Almost everything and anything in life, reminded him of a lyric in a country song. "Wherever you go, no matter how far, my love is where you are." In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Myelodysplastic Syndromes Foundation at memorial service will be held once it is determined to be completely safe to gather. Info: or (847) 675-1990.

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Published in Chicago Tribune on Jul. 26, 2020.
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August 1, 2020
We were saddened to learn of the passing of our cousin, Donnie. We cherish and laughed about our time growing up and playing "whiffle ball" with him at our family gatherings in Grampian. He will be missed and in our memories forever. Ron & Bob Bonsall, DuBois, PA
Robert Bonsall
July 26, 2020
My condolences to Don's family. Don was an integral part of our PFAC group and he always had positive input. We will miss him being with
us. May all of your fond memories give you solace.
Sincerely, Mickey Gordon
Mickey Gordon
July 26, 2020
I served with Don on the Patient and Family Advisory Council at North Shore. He was such an inspiring man, a true fighter. He generously shared his knowledge with the group, working to help improve the healthcare system right up to the end of his life. I will miss him!
Maureen Sweeney
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