Leland W. Rupnow


Jan. 30, 1920 - Feb. 17, 2013



Leland W. Rupnow, 93, of Ixonia, passed away Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013 at Alden Estates at Countryside in Jefferson.


Funeral services were held on Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013 at 11 a.m. at St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church in Oconomowoc, with the Rev. Steven Pagels officiating. Entombment will be at Glenview Memorial Gardens in Ixonia.


Leland W. Rupnow was born in Ixonia on Jan. 30, 1920, to William and Frieda (Buss) Rupnow. On Dec. 2, 1944, he married the former Lucille Wittchow at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in Watertown.  They just celebrated their 68th wedding anniversary.


Leland farmed in Ixonia his entire life.


He was a lifelong member of St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church. Leland was also a member of the Jefferson County Farm Bureau.


Survivors include his wife, Lucille, of Ixonia; his children, Clifford (Debbie) Rupnow of Ixonia; Lenford Rupnow of Sullivan; Warren Rupnow of Madison, Gloria (Luther) Jacobson of Ixonia; Clyde (LuAnn) Rupnow of Watertown; his grandchildren, Lisa Belisle, Marc Rupnow, Lukas (Sarah) Jacobson, Nicole (Michael) Brueck, Kevin Jacobson, Casandra (Jacob) Smith, Heidi Rupnow, Heather Rupnow, Alyssa (Daniel) Jaeger, Andrew Rupnow; six great-grandchildren, Mikenzie & Jordyn Smith, Cheyenne & Carly Toshner, Nolan Jacobson and Charlotte Brueck; his brother, William (Joanne) Rupnow of Ixonia, nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends. 


Leland was preceded in death by his parents; a daughter, Caroline; a son, Russell; a sister, Ramona Mohr and a brother, Denis Rupnow. 


Memorials are suggested to St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church or to the charity of one’s choice. 


The Hafemeister Funeral Home of Watertown is serving the family. Online condolences may be made at www.hafemeisterfh.com. For further details, call 920-261-2218.