SUN CITY, Ariz.

 

Patricia A. Rupers

 

Jan. 8, 1933 - Oct. 4, 2012

 

 

Patricia A. Rupers of Sun City, Ariz., went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2012. 

 

She is survived by her husband, Robert; sister, Wilma Gene Le Bot; and her brother, John Risch. Her younger brother, Bill, preceded her in death.

 

She was born Jan. 8, 1933, to Geneva Doris and William F. Risch and resided in Highland, Ind. In August 1933, her family moved to Milwaukee and then at the age of 13, moved to Pewaukee. She graduated from Waukesha High School in 1950 and then studied to become a teacher at the Racine-Kenosha Rural Normal School. She met Robert G. Rupers soon afterward and they were married March 15, 1952. Together, the Ruperses raised five children: David (Pam), Daniel (Laura), Dennis, Denise (Thomas Trevorrow) and Dean.

 

She is also survived by sisters-in-law Jorgi Wakeland and Maxine Risch; 12 grandchildren, Alethea (Fleenor), Benjamin and Caleb Rupers; Laurelle, Robert and Julianna Rupers; Austin and McKenna Rupers; Scott, Stephanie, Spencer and Sarah Trevorrow; and three great-grandchildren, Autum Fleenor, Lochlan and Madelyn Rupers.

 

Upon her husband Robertís retirement in 1985, they moved to Bowling Green, Ky.  Fourteen years later they moved to their current residence in Sun City, Ariz.

 

Pat faithfully served the Lord through her gift of music as church pianist/organist, vocalist, and directing vocal ensembles, chimes, and other church music activities.

 

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 12, at Christ Community Church (In the Paradise RV Park) at 10950 W. Union Hills, Sun City, AZ  85373. The telephone number is 623-466-7693.