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Thomas L Rupp

May 1, 2019


Thomas Lee Charles Rupp, age 69, of Russell, Kansas passed away Wednesday, May 1, 2019 at Hays Medical Center. He was born January 23, 1950 in Hays, Kansas to Edward and Leonilla (Schmidt) Rupp. He married Jeanie (Seib) on December 9, 1989.

Thomas was currently working for the Russell County Road and Bridge Department. He had worked for APAC for 27 years as a Heavy Equipment operator and he was a past fire chief in Pleasantview, Colorado. He enjoyed woodworking, guns and mechanic work.

He is survived by his wife, Jeanie Rupp of Russell; a son, Eric T. Rupp of Colorado; a daughter, Michelle Wheeler (Joseph) of Colorado; two step sons, Greg Schaffer (Amy) and Brian Schaffer (Jennifer) all of Hays; a step daughter, Sonya Schaffer of Amarillo, Texas; two brothers, Norman and Edward Rupp both of Hays; two sisters, Sandy Antu of Trinidad, Colorado and Pamela Russell of Dodge City as well as 10 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Funeral services will be 2:30 PM Saturday, May 4, 2019 at Brock's-Keithley Funeral Chapel and Crematory 2509 Vine Hays, KS 67601.

Visitation will be Friday 4 PM - 8 PM and Saturday 1:30 PM until service time all at the funeral chapel.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Cancer Council of Ellis County or the Wounded Warrior Project (

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