Wilbert J. Ruplinger, 90
Feb. 26, 1925 -- Aug. 18, 2015

Wilbert J. Ruplinger, 90, of West Bend, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2015, at the Lighthouse, West Bend.

He was born Feb. 26, 1925, to the late Arthur and Crescentia “Grace” (nee Feucht) in the town of Wayne. Wilbert proudly served in the United States Army during World War II from February 1945 to February 1946. He served in Central Europe as truck driver in Light 345. He was in Company A 66 SIG BN Private First Class. Wilbert worked at American Motors as a foreman in the paint shop. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and working on small engines. He loved music and playing the accordion.

He is survived by his daughter, Marlene (Dennis) Bechler; son, Ken (Sharon (Limbach) Ruplinger; two brothers, Marvin (Carol) Ruplinger and Sylvester (Nancy) Ruplinger; sister-in-law, Angeline Ruplinger; brother-in-law, Ron Lauters; six grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Roland (Victoria) Ruplinger and Richard Ruplinger; and sister, Crescentia (Chris) Lauters.

A Memorial service in remembrance of Wilbert will be held Monday, Aug. 24, 2015, at 11 a.m. at the Myrhum-Patten Funeral Home, (1315 W. Washington St., West Bend), with Military Honors to follow. Visitation will be at the funeral home Monday from 9:30 a.m. until the time of service. Inurnment of his cremated remains will be Tuesday, Aug. 25, at 11 a.m. at Wisconsin Memorial Park.

Myrhum-Patten Funeral and Cremation Service is assisting the family. Online condolences may be expressed at www.myrhum-patten.com.