Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Wilbur Rupalo, 1924-2009

The Seymour Herald - 5 November 2009
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  Wilbur Rupalo, 85 of Centerville passed away Tuesday, October 27, 2009 at Corydon Nursing & Rehab. 

  Wilbur was born in Diamond, Iowa on January 10, 1924 to Charles & Maggie (Gorman) Rupalo. He married Fern Cecil Dixon on March 18, 1967. Wilbur worked for REC Electric for a short time. He spent the majority of his life as a farmer. Wilbur enjoyed farming, attending auctions and time spent with his family.
  Wilbur is survived by two children, Randy Rupalo (Karla) of Centerville, Michelle Brooke (Richard) of Numa, five grandchildren, Maranda, Marissa, Malinda, Marriah Rupalo and Abbie Pangburn, four sisters, Wanda McFarland (Cecil) of Longmont, Colorado, Louise Newby of Donaldson, Iowa, Carolyn Inman, of Seymour, Eleanor Ferren of Austin, Texas, sister-in-law, Donna Rupalo of Seymour, sister-in-law, Lenora Couchman of Corydon and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, Fern Rupalo on April 12, 1997 and a brother Walter Rupalo. 

  Funeral service will be 10:30 a.m., Friday, October 30, 2009 at Thomas Funeral Home with Rev. Jim Matheney officiating. Interment will be in Sharon Chapel Cemetery. Visitation will be all day Thursday with the family present from 6-8 p.m.. Memorials may be given to the Sharon Chapel Cemetery Association which may be left at or mailed to Thomas Funeral Home -- 23548 Hwy 5 -- PO Box 125 -- Centerville, Iowa 52544. 

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