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James L. "Jim" Rupp, age 82 of Defiance, passed away on Sunday, November 4, 2018, at Brookview Healthcare Center in Defiance. Prior to his retirement, Jim worked for the Village of Archbold Street Department, retiring after 31 years.
Jim was born on May 2, 1936 in Pettisville to the late Ralph W. and Wilma May (Andrews) Rupp. On October 10, 1970, he married Judith Atkinson, and she survives. He was an avid collector of Coca-Cola items, enjoyed being outdoors, NASCAR, and wrestling (especially John Cena). Jim also enjoyed antiquing; often buying out garage sales and reselling the items. His family describes Jim as a people person.
Surviving are his wife, Judy; children, Edie Krebs, Kathy Covarrubias, Ralph Rupp, and Flo Rupp; grandchildren, Angie Ashbaugh, Sabrina Ashbaugh, Anthony Covarrubias, Caleb Ricker, AddisonThompson, Ramsey Thompson, Olivia Mays, Braden Covarrubias, Trisha Rupp, Rebecca Rupp, David Bell, Alison Montoya, and Andrea Rupp; great-grandchildren, Cira Yontz, Corbin Yontz, Malia Covarrubias, Adalynn Bell, Alenya Montoya, and Kaitlyn Montoya; and sisters, Joan Miller and Elaine Harris. He was preceded in death by his parents; sons, Allen and Steven; and brother, Eugene Rupp.
According to Jim's wishes, cremation will take place. A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, November 10, 2018, at 4:30 PM, at the Archbold Evangelical Church, with a meal to follow. There will be a period of visitation preceding the celebration of life from 1:00 PM until 4:00 PM. Those wishing a monetary contribution are asked to consider the benevolence of the family. Online condolences may be offered at www.GrisierFH.com. The Grisier Funeral Home in Stryker has been honored with Jim's care and arrangements.
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