|Birth: ||Oct. 6, 1920|
|Death: ||Jun. 21, 2011|
Salt Lake County
Our father, grandfather, and friend, Leo Rupp, passed away June 21, 2011.
Leo was born October 6, 1920 in Grantsville, Utah to Clarence Joseph and Erma Stewart Rupp. After graduation from Tooele High School, he married his sweetheart Melva Nielsen on September 3, 1940. Later they were sealed in the Salt Lake Temple.
Leo served in the U.S. Navy as a radar technician during World War II. After the war he attended LDS Business College. His occupations included a brakeman for the Railroad, postal carrier, and retired as an accountant for Kennecott Copper Corp.
Leo loved to fish, hunt, and travel which included drives in the desert. He was an active member of the LDS Church, where he served as Ward Clerk, Bishop and Stake Clerk. Both Leo and Melva served a mission in Columbus, Ohio and Temple workers at the Jordan River Temple for fourteen years.
Leo will be remembered for being able to fix anything, his sense of humor, and his integrity. He considered everyone a friend. Leo loved his friends at the Legacy Retirement Center, but most of all his family was his number one priority.
Leo is survived by his daughters: Leslie (Roger) Rodak, Terry (Craig) Barney, Susan (Wayne) Ethington, Coree (Raymond) Ogden; daughter-in-law, Karen Rupp; twenty-two grandchildren; forty-four great-grandchildren; brothers, Glen Rupp, Kenneth Rupp; and special friend Wanda Beck. He was preceded in death by his wife, Melva; son, Gary; sister, Shirley Liljenquist; and his parents.
Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 25, 2011 in the Magna Stake Center, 3084 South 8400 West. Family and friends may call Friday, June 24, 2011 at Peel Funeral Home, 8525 West 2700 South, from 6:00-8:00 p.m. and Saturday from 10:00-10:45 at the church.
Interment: Valley View Memorial Park.
Published in the Deseret News from June 23 to June 24, 2011.
Clarence Joseph Rupp (1899 - 1975)
Erma Rupp (1902 - 1979)
Melva Nielson Rupp (1921 - 2004)
Clarence Leo Rupp (1920 - 2011)
Shirley Rupp Liljenquist (1922 - 2007)*
Kenneth Stewart Rupp (1926 - 2012)*
Valley View Memorial Park
West Valley City
Salt Lake County
Created by: Ryan D. Curtis
Record added: Jun 23, 2011
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