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Cecil Putnam "Mike" Ruppe
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Birth: Oct. 16, 1896
Trego County
Kansas, USA
Death: Aug. 29, 1974
Blue Mountain
Moffat County
Colorado, USA

Cecil Putnam "Mike" Ruppe, Naples, was born October 16, 1896 at Ogallah, Trego County, Kansas. He died August 29, 1974 at his ranch in Moffat County, Colorado of natural causes.

He married Reva Marie Simmons June 1, 1928 at Price, their marriage was later solemnized in the Salt Lake LDS Temple.

He was the son of John Boyer Ruppe and Ella Antonette Brabb. He spent his youth in Kansas working on the farm with his father and older brothers. He received his elementary schooling in the one-room school houses in the area and attended high school in Wakeeney, Kansas where he was on the football team.

May 7, 1917, he joined the navy and participated in World War I, serving most of the time on the battleship North Dakota. In March 1919 he was released from the service and returned to Kansas.

In the spring of 1920 he, along with his parents, his sister, and her husband, came west to homestead some land in Moffat County on Blue Mountain, Colorado. The area was a growing community named Youghal and boasted of several families, a store, and a school house. A few years later drought and grasshoppers forced most of the residents to leave, but he retained his holdings, and the ranch is now being operated by his son, Jack. Later, he and his parents moved to Vernal where he worked during the winter.

While living in Vernal, he met his future wife, a native of Price who was visiting friends in the area. After their marriage they leased a fruit orchard known locally as the Rose Orchard. Later, they bought a farm from Steve Atwood. After his retirement a few years ago, he sold the farm to his son, Clyde.

He bought the first dual-tired truck in the area and used it for trucking as well as for many community services.

He was active in the L. D. S. Church and filled positions in scouting, stake mission, elders quorum president, and Era drive director. At the time of his death he was secretary to his high priests group in the Naples Second Ward.

His parents, two brothers, and two sisters have preceded him in death.

He is survived by a sister Gladys (Ralph) Harlan of Black Canyon, Arizona; his widow Reva; six children: Janet (Alan) Clark, Rexberg, Idaho; Shirley (Carl) Oldaker, and Larry, Vernal, Utah; Jack (Reita), Jensen, Utah; Clyde (Alice), Vernal, Utah; and Gladys (Fran) Peterson, Jensen, Utah; and 28 grandchildren.
Family links: 
  John Boyer Ruppe (1854 - 1929)
  Ella Antonette Brabb Ruppe (1866 - 1928)
  Reva Marie Simmons Ruppe (1908 - 1994)*
  Larry Bryce Ruppe (1933 - 2006)*
  Lawrence Herbert Ruppe (1892 - 1944)*
  Cecil Putnam Ruppe (1896 - 1974)
  Gladys Viola Ruppe Harlan (1900 - 1995)*
*Calculated relationship
Vernal Memorial Park
Uintah County
Utah, USA
Plot: Vernal_BH196.75_L2_S1
Created by: Alice Bodily Ruppe
Record added: May 26, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 37533108
Cecil Putnam Mike Ruppe
Added by: Alice Bodily Ruppe
Cecil Putnam Mike Ruppe
Added by: Alice Bodily Ruppe
Cecil Putnam Mike Ruppe
Added by: Alice Bodily Ruppe
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I am married to "Mike" Ruppe's Youngest son Clyde.
- Alice Bodily Ruppe
 Added: May. 26, 2009

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