Greenwood Funeral Home
In Memory Of Herta Rupp
Herta Rupp
Herta Rupp
Born: November 16, 1930
Died: March 19, 2016
Age: 85
Herta Rupp
November 16, 1930 - March 19, 2016
Herta was born November 16, 1930 in Neustadt a.d. Aisch, Germany. She attended school in Germany, including 3 years in a business school. After her education, Herta worked in Nurnberg, Germany, where she met her future husband, Ralph Rupp, who was in the U. S. Army. They married in Germany on January 31, 1953.

Herta came to the United States in 1953 and lived on the farm in Cherokee County. She was proud to become a U.S. citizen. She and her husband raised their 3 children, Anna, Sharon and Brian. Herta dedicated her life to providing her children with love and care, especially to Sharon, who had special needs.

After living 60 years on the farm, Herta and her husband moved to the Beck in Cherokee in January 2013. She enjoyed making new friends in the Beck community.

Herta will be remembered for her outstanding cooking skills and her compassion for all people, especially those who were lonely or needed a friend. Her family will remember her perseverant attitude as she went through difficult and challenging times. Her faith in Christ never wavered.

She was very involved in the Maryhill Church community, Immaculate Conception Parish, Catholic Daughters, ARC (organization for citizens with special needs) and was a volunteer at Cherokee Work Services. She enjoyed her monthly German Club gatherings for over 50 years.

She is survived by her husband, Ralph Rupp; daughter, Anna (Bruce) Schmadeke; son, Brian Rupp; grand daughter, Christa (Seth) Heitter of Mt. Morris, Illinois; great grandchildren, Jarren Heitter and Brenna Heitter; special friend, Barb Pitts, and many relatives and friends.
Condolences
Tuesday, April 05, 2016
To the Rupp family: Our deepest sympathy to you as you go through this difficult time. Herta was a lovely lady and we know she will be missed by many. Terry and Dawn
Terry Jaminet
Thursday, March 31, 2016
Please accept our sympathies in the passing of Herta. Such wonderful memories of your family from Maryhill. She was a lovely lady both inside and out! May her memories give you peace.
Diane Cronin Herrmann
Wednesday, March 23, 2016
Ralph:
Anna & Family:
Brian:
My Deepest Sympathy to you all.
What a Kind Sweet lady Your Wife , Your Mother, Grand Mother always was.
I would have liked to known her Parents.
Could not have been easy raising a family in Germany through
the years of Herta's Youth.
A fine ambassador She always was, for Chatholic, German & American people.
Ralph:
Thanks for the fime example of what a Marriage is supposed to be .
May God Speed be Hers
May He Bless You all
Jacob Bush
Tuesday, March 22, 2016
Brian & family, I am sorry for your loss. Herta was an awesome lady. First time I met her when we decided to join the Maryhill Church. She always made me feel welcome. Herta will be greatly missed. God Bless to you Brian and your family.
Chrissy Bush
Tuesday, March 22, 2016
Our sympathy in the loss of your mother. May she rest peacefully in heaven now. God bless you all.
Connie and Dave Ladwig
Tuesday, March 22, 2016
I believe Herta, who married our uncle, was the first person from a foreign country we had ever met. She was sweet and charming and a wonderful addition to our large family. We will always remember her visits to our farm. She will be greatly missed by everyone who knew her. Our condolences and sympathy to her family.
Lawrence Rupp Family
Monday, March 21, 2016
So sorry for the loss of Great aunt Hertz. Thoughts and prayers to Ralph Anna Brian and the rest of the family
Lora Mc Murrin
Monday, March 21, 2016
I'm so sorry for your loss. All my memories of Herta over the years are good ones. What a loving lady! My mother is so blessed to have had her as a friend for so many years. I know she will be greatly missed by many! Please know my prayers are with you through this difficult time.
Dianne Wilberding Aust
Monday, March 21, 2016
RALPH AND FAMILY. I AM SO SORRY .MY HEART FELT PRAYERS ARE FOR ALL OF YOU AT THIS DIFFICULT TIME.SHARON WILL GREET HER WITH OPEN ARMS.OH WHAT A GREAT TIME FOR THEM.MY PRAYERS. HELEN MENDT
HELEN G MENDT
Sunday, March 20, 2016
Ralph,Anna,Brian I am so sorry for your loss. Herta was a wonderful lady. I am so blessed to have known her. Ralph, I really feel your loss. It is never easy to lose your partner,and one you have spent so many wonderful years with. God bless you all through this sad time. God is carrying you through these days and beyond.
Sandy Specht


SERVICES
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 23, 2016 at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Cherokee.
OFFICIATING
Father Dan Guenther
CASKET BEARERS
Roger Rupp
Dennis Sawyers
Tim Sawyers
Steve Sawyers
Dean Rupp
Howard Rupp
VISITATION
Visitation will begin at 4:00 p.m. Tuesday, with the family present from 5:00-7:00 p.m. Tuesday night at the Greenwood-Schubert Funeral Home in Cherokee. There will be a 4:00 p.m. Catholic Daughter's Rosary and a 7:00 p.m. prayer service Tuesday at the funeral home.
MUSIC
INTERMENT
Maryhill Visitation Cemetery
Rural Cherokee, Iowa
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