Marvin J. Rupp
Marvin J. Rupp, 88, Hays, died Sunday, November 4, 2018 at HaysMed.
He was born March 25, 1930 in Schoenchen, the son of Andrew and Adeline (Rupp) Rupp. He was a graduate of Hays High School in 1948 and was united in marriage to Shirley A. Rupp on October 9, 1950 in Hays. They celebrated 68 years of marriage. He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, the third degree Knights of Columbus Council #1325, and the Senior Companion Program.
Marvin was a farmer, dairyman and cattleman and sold and installed dairy equipment. He loved wheat and other crops, and while farming, he received the outstanding farmer award for conservation. He was the co-owner of Ellis County Implement and a custom cutting business, and the owner and operator of Rupp Dairy Farm and Ellis County Dairy Supply. He was a jack of all trades, could fix anything, built houses, was innovative, and always served others. He was an avid hunter, fisherman, and storyteller, and he enjoyed genealogy, vegetable gardening, and welding animals out of stainless steel. He had a strong faith in God and often said, “Don’t forget to pray”.
Survivors include his wife, Shirley, of the home in Hays, a son; Andrew Rupp and wife Kathy of Hays, a daughter; Amy Perez and husband Leonel of Wichita, a daughter-in-law; Elaine Rupp of Hays, a sister; Blanche VonLintel of Hays, eight brothers and sisters-in-law; Connie Wallace, Ron Rupp and wife Marie, Fred Rupp and wife Alicia, Bernie Rupp and wife Dottie, Marlene McGuire, Mary McNamara and husband Mike, Stan Rupp, and Larry Rupp and wife Marq, ten grandchildren; Stephen Rupp, Thomas Rupp, Jonathon Rupp and wife Amanda, Dr. Aaron Rupp, Matthew Applequist, Alex Perez, Vanessa Rupp, Elizabeth Rupp and fiancé Kyle Goetz, Annaka Applequist, and Isabella Perez, two great grandchildren; Ivan Rupp and Amelia Rupp, and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, a son; Stephen Rupp in 1996, an infant daughter; Karen Rupp, and four brothers; Michael M. Rupp, Henry “Hank” Rupp, Francis “Frannie” Rupp, and an infant brother Harland Rupp.
Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11:00 am on Wednesday, November 7, 2018 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 215 W. 13th Street, with Fr. Fred Gatschet officiating. Burial will follow in the St. Joseph Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5:00 pm until 8:00 on Tuesday, and from 10:00 am until 10:45 on Wednesday, all at the Hays Memorial Chapel Funeral Home, 1906 Pine Street. A Daughters of Isabella rosary will be at 5:30 pm and a vigil service will be at 6:30 pm followed by a Knights of Columbus rosary at 7:00 pm, all on Tuesday at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to TMP-Marian High School, the Senior Companion Program, or St. Joseph Church, in care of the funeral home. Condolences and memories of Marvin may be shared with the family at www.haysmemorial.com