Brian L. Rupnow
Feb. 4, 1947 — May 23, 2016

Brian L. Rupnow Brian L. Rupnow, 69, of Jefferson, died on Monday, May 23, 2016, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Madison.

He was born on February 4, 1947, in Watertown, the son of the late Denis and Jeanette (Scofield) Rupnow.

In 1965, he graduated from Lakeside Lutheran High School in Lake Mills, graduated from WCTC in 1972 in police basic training, and from MATC in 1999 with an electronics Technician Degree. Brian married Lorraine Frankiewicz. She preceded him in death.

He had been a Vietnam War veteran serving in the U.S. Army and was discharged in May 1972. He had been employed as a Deputy Sheriff for 29 years by the Jefferson County Sheriff Department.

Survivors include his brother, Richard (Beverly) Rupnow of Watertown; two sisters, Ruth (Karl Flintrop) Rupnow of Brookfield and Elizabeth Garner of Madison; and nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Memorial services were held Saturday, May 28, at St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1530 S. Main St., Lake Mills.

If desired, memorials may be made to the Disabled American Veterans or the Jefferson County Deputy Sheriff’s Association.

The family is truly grateful for the compassionate medical staff, tender care, and outstanding support received from Alden Estates in Jefferson.

Claussen Funeral Home of Lake Mills is serving the family. For more information, call 920-648-2514 or visit online at