Timothy M. Ruppert, 45

Timothy “Tim” M. Ruppert passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, April 1, 2014, at the age of 45 years. He was born on Sept. 15, 1968, in Janesville to Michael and Judy (nee Church) Ruppert.

Tim was an avid fisherman and he loved woodworking. He was a huge fan of the Green Bay Packers. He was a talented artist and loved to draw.

Tim also most recently worked for Bruce Muckerheide Construction (BMCI) for several years.

Tim was known for his wonderful and witty sense of humor. Above all, he truly enjoyed being a father to Michael and Myranda. He will be dearly missed by all those knew and loved him.

Tim is survived by his children Michael and Myranda; parents Mike Ruppert of West Bend and Judy (Max) Hehn of Florida; siblings Ken Ruppert of Campbellsport, Kristine Ruppert of West Bend and Tracy (Jack) Sommerfeld of Jackson; step-brother Chris (Cheryl) Haase; nieces and nephews Kayla, Kirstie, Teyonna, C.J., Zachary, Bailey, Connor, Allison, Joey and Alexa; and many other relatives and dear friends.

Tim is preceded in death by his step-mother Triese Haase-Ruppert, grandparents William and Honora (nee McCluskey) Ruppert.

Visitation will be from 4-6:45 p.m. on Wednesday, April 9, 2014, at the Phillip Funeral Home Chapel, 1420 W. Paradise Drive in West Bend. A memorial service will follow visitation at 7 p.m. at the funeral home on Wednesday, April 9, 2014.

The Phillip Funeral Home of West Bend is assisting the family; (262) 338-2050 / www.phillipfuneralhome.com.