Robert Guy Rupers

Aug. 14, 1928 July 29, 2015

Robert Guy Rupers, 86, passed away at his Pardeeville home on Wednesday, July 29, 2015. He was born on August 14, 1928, to Guy F. and Elizabeth (Thompson) Rupers in Milwaukee.

Robert is survived by his son, David R. Rupers (Pamela) of Tacoma, Wash.; son, Daniel R.

Rupers (Laura) of Hull, Ga.; son, Dennis R. Rupers of Pardeeville; daughter, Denise R. Trevorrow (Thomas) of Pardeeville; son, Dean R. Rupers of Kewaunee; brother, Thomas Rupers (Barbara) of Sheridan, Ore.; sister, Ellen (Douglas) Kraus of Lady Lake, FL; as well as 12 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his stepmother, Viola (Kluchesky) Rupers; and his sister, Mildred (Gene) Halastava.

Robert was raised in Waukesha until age 17, when his parents moved to Pewaukee. Robert joined the Army in 1947, where he served in Korea and Japan; he was honorably discharged in 1951. Robert met his wife, Patricia, while attending Pewaukee Baptist Church.

They were married on March 15, 1952. They moved to Waukesha, where they raised five children. In 1985, after having served in the Wisconsin Air National Guard for nearly 34 years, Robert retired. He and Patricia lived out their retirement years in Bowling Green, Ky., and Sun City, Ariz.

After his beloved Patsy passed away in October 2012, Robert moved back to Wisconsin to live with his daughter and son-in-law.

He will be remembered for his kindness, generosity, and love for the Lord Jesus Christ and the gospel of the grace of God.

A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. on Saturday, August 8, at DeForest Evangelical Free Church in DeForest. The family thanks Debbie Ptak of St. Jude Hospice for her wonderful care of Robert.

Picha Funeral Home is serving the family. For more information, call 608-742-5585 or visit online at