Tim F. Rupnow

Sept. 18, 1956 – April 29, 2014

Tim F. Rupnow of Watertown passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, April 29, 2014, at the age of 57 due to heart complications. Tim was born September 18, 1956, in Oconomowoc, to Franklin and Elsie Rupnow.

On January 31, 1982, he was united in marriage to Karen Eggers at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Oconomowoc.

Tim is survived by his loving wife, Karen, and he was the dear father of Andrew.

He is further survived by his mother, Elsie; his sisters, Kay Rupnow-Erb and Peggy (David) Lauber; father-in-law, Paul Eggers; and nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.Tim was preceded in death by his father, Franklin; a son, Benjamin; mother-in-law, Nancy Eggers; and brother-in-law, Robert.

Tim was a very fun-loving, passionate, caring husband, father, son, uncle and friend.

He was always there to help when needed. You could always count on Tim to lighten the party with his quick wit. His laughter and humor will be missed. He enjoyed just the simplest things: early evening talks with his mother, Friday night “movie night” at home, going for rides, getting together with friends, watching his sports, playing cribbage with the family and his Olive Garden on Sunday evenings. Tim was an avid golfer prior to his heart attack in November of 2000. Tim’s greatest joy was his son, Andrew.

Andrew could put a smile on his face or a tear in his eye – Andrew was his pride and joy. Tim worked part time for Richards Insurance Agency in Watertown since 2007 as an auto/homeowner representative.

Friends may visit on Sunday, May 4, from 3:00 pm until time of funeral service 5:00 pm all at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 210 Pleasant St., Oconomowoc, WI.

53066. His final rest will be at Glenview Memorial Gardens in Ixonia.

Memorials may be directed to Bethesda Lutheran Home in Watertown or the American Heart Association.

Schmidt & Bartelt Notbohm- Kreutzmann Funeral and Cremation Services is serving the family. For more information, call 567-4459 or visit online at