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Dorothy D. Ruppert, 82, of Rockford, went to be with the Lord on Friday, January 12, 2018 in Swedish American Hospital. Born on November 19, 1935, in Princeton, KY, the daughter of Orville and Hazel (Coleman) Turpin. She married Albert C. Ruppert on November 5, 1955, in Denver, CO. He predeceased her on December 17, 2006. Dorothy worked at Bob's Hardware and was a member of Woodside Congregational Church.
Survived by her daughters, Cindy Foster and Kim (Mike) Foreman; son, Bob (Becky) Ruppert; grandchildren; Katy (Ryan) Crawley, Jacob Foster, Morgan (Matt) Bergamini, Zachary (Jess) Ruppert, Claire Ruppert, and Gabrielle and Michaela Foreman; and great grandchildren, Ben, Beckham, Norah, and Olivia. Also predeceased by her parents; sister, Wanda; and son-in-law, John Foster.
Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, January 19, 2018 in Woodside Congregational Church, 2324 S. Alpine Rd., Rockford, with Reverend Sandra Mineau officiating. Visitation will be from 10:00 to 10:45 a.m. prior to the service in the church. Burial at Arlington Memorial Park. Memorials can be made to Woodside Congregational Church, 2324 S. Alpine Rd., Rockford, IL 61108.

Condolences & Shared Memories (7)

  1. John Koduru

    Dear Mrs Ruppert Although I never had the privilege of knowing you, I believe I can safely say I know you through your son, Bob (Bobby). He not only looks so much like you but I can tell he has acquired the many Godly traits from his Godly mother. Bobby and I work together. What attracted me to him more than anything else is his character and fear of God. I am positive that you had no small part in that. Am I right? The investment you made in your son and daughters by teaching them the Word of God, pointing them to Christ for eternal life, and modeling before them the Grace of God, paid huge dividends. Bob is a Spiritual encourager to me. Thank you. Dear Ruppert family (especially my friend, Bob), on January 12th, your mother has joined the so many Saints who have gone before her whose names, admittedly by the writer of the book of Hebrews, too many to include in just one chapter, the 11th chapter. My encouragement to you is this. Mrs. Ruppert finished the race. She left a legacy and example for us. But our race is not done yet. “Let us therefore, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.” (Heb 12:1-2) My prayers are with you especially as you say good bye to the earthly portion of your mother on Fri. May the Lord give you strength, knowing that “Yet in a little while, you shall see her”. John 16:16 Yours, John and Phoebe Koduru Macedonia, Ohio

  2. Roberta Ruppert

    Kim, Bobby, and Cindy there is no way I can tell you how sorry I am about the loss of your mom. I do wish so much that I could be there with you. But I don't think it is possible. I love both your parents. They were very special people. You will be in my thoughts and prayers. Love to all

  3. Terri McConnell, Vangsness

    Dorothy was the best neighbor I could have ask for and was a special friend to my Mother. She will be missed. So sorry Cindy, Kim and Bob.

  4. Bonnie Rentetia

    Kim-my heart aches for you and your family during this time. Your mother was such an amazing person and will be missed. My condolences.

  5. Roger and Maureen Fox

    Dorothy will be missed by all who knew her. She was a dear friend and neighbor, as well as a part of an outstanding couple. She's with Bud now and in peace in her home in Heaven. God bless her dear family.

  6. Sonia Thorsen

    Dorothy was a very close friend with whom I coincidentally shared the same birthday. I will miss her dearly. Rest in peace my friend, you will be missed terribly by all who knew and loved you.

  7. Judy (John) Johnson

    We have many fond memories of the Rupperts when we lived on 24th. Street. Their daughter used to babysit my three kids (Kelly,Mark and MaryBeth)..The Rupperts were wonderful neighbors. Our love to the family.

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