Ethel E. Rupp

Aug. 16, 1927 - May 22, 2011

Ethel E. Rupp, 83, a resident of Vernon Manor Nursing Home in Viroqua and formerly of Waukesha, died Sunday, May 22, 2011. She was born on Aug. 16, 1927, in Menomonee Falls, to Reinhard and Emma (Krueger) Duwel.

On Aug. 27, 1949, Ethel was united in marriage to Irving C. Rupp Jr. at St. Pauls United Church of Christ in Menomonee Falls.

In addition to her husband, Irving, Ethel is survived by her children, Karen (Sidney) Helms of Ridgeway, Va., Kenneth (Ruth) Rupp of Avalanche and Lawrence (Cheryl) Rupp of Gilbert, Iowa; four grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and her nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Clarence Duwel.

Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until the 11 a.m. funeral service Wednesday, May 25, at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1052 Whiterock Ave., Waukesha. The Rev. Scott Oelhafen will officiate with burial in the Prairie Home Cemetery, 605 S. Prairie Ave., Waukesha.

In lieu of flowers or plants, memorials may be directed to Vernon Manor Sun Room Project, E7404A Highway BB, Viroqua, WI 54665.

Vosseteig Funeral Homes, 608-637-2100, is serving the family. Online condolences may be offered at