Greenwood Funeral Home
In Memory Of Barbara E. Rupp
Barbara E. Rupp
Barbara E. Rupp
Born: July 16, 1932
Died: November 17, 2011
Age: 79
Barbara E. Rupp
July 16, 1932 - November 17, 2011
Barbara E. Rupp, the daughter of Ignatius Paul and Anna Clara (Smydra) Sivinski, was born July 16, 1932, in Ashton, NE. She lived with her family on a farm located near the Wood River in Shelton, NE until age three when they moved to Homer, NE. The family then moved to Rosalie, NE where they endured seven years of drought during the dust bowl years. They later moved to Arthur, IA for three years. After renting farms for years they bought a farm north of Meriden with Mill Creek running through it. Barb graduated from Meriden High Schoool at the age of 16 in 1949.

On January 29, 1951, Barb was united in marriage to Norman Rupp at the Immaculate Conception Church in Cherokee. Shortly after their marriage Norman left to fight in the Korean War. While away at war, Barb welcomed their first newborn to the family, eventually having four children. They recently celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary this year. Barb worked various jobs but her favorite job was being a homemaker.

Barb was a member of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Cherokee and a member of the Catholic Daughters of America. She enjoyed fishing, yard work, spending time at their home at West Lake Okoboji, reading, and traveling. Most of all, she loved being around her friends and family.

On November 17, 2011, Barb passed away at the Cherokee Regional Medical Center at the age of 79. She was preceded in death by her parents, Ignatius and Anna Sivinski; and her siblings: Joe, Jim, and Adrian Sivinski and Mary Ann Heise.

She is survived by her husband, Norman Rupp of Cherokee, IA; children: Pam Rupp of Cherokee, IA, Greg (Renee) Rupp of Cherokee, IA, Brad (Nancy) Rupp of Plant City, FL, and Lori (Rob) LaFleur of Minneapolis, MN; 13 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; one sister, Carla (Charlie) Hines of Lincoln, NE; one brother, Jacek Sivinski of Albuquerque, NM; sisters-in-law, Jan (late Jim) Sivinski of Minneapolis, MN, Ava (late Adrian) Sivinski of Omaha, NE, and Collette (late Joe) Sivinski of Cherokee, IA; and many other relatives and friends.

Condolences
Saturday, November 26, 2011
GRANDPA NORMAN WE ARE PRAYING FOR YOU. LOVE YOU JESS AND SARA
BRAD RUPP
Monday, November 21, 2011
Norm and family,
I'm thinking of all of you at your time of loss. So sorry to hear of Barb's passing. I have many fond memories of when our family lived on 8th Street next to your family. May you find comfort knowing she is with the Lord. My prayers are with you.
Dana (File) Kies
Monday, November 21, 2011
My condolences to you Jessica Bailey and your family during this difficult time. Remember to cherish all of the memories you had together today and always.
Heidi S. Kindle
Saturday, November 19, 2011
We were saddened to hear of Aunt Barb's passing. Thanks so much for letting us know. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all as you continue your journey through this difficult time. Much love, Connie (Sivinski), Jon, and Hannah Callahan
Connie Sivinski Callahan
Friday, November 18, 2011
Our Deepest Sympathy in the loss of your Loved One.
Ted & Mary Ann Christensen


SERVICES
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 A.M. Monday, November 21, 2011 at the Immaculate Conception Gym in Cherokee.
OFFICIATING
Father Armand Bertrand
CASKET BEARERS
VISITATION
Visitation will begin at noon on Sunday, with the family present from 5:00-7:00 P.M. Sunday night at Greenwood Funeral Home in Cherokee. There will be a rosary conducted by the Catholic Daughters of America at 5:00 P.M. Sunday, with a prayer service to follow at 7:00 P.M. Sunday night also at the funeral home.
MUSIC
INTERMENT
Mt. Calvary Cemetery
Cherokee, Iowa
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