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Walter Rupalo, 1922-2001
Daily Iowegian - 15 May 2001
Walter Rupalo, 79, of Seymour died Sunday, May 13, 2001.
He was born Jan. 14, 1922, in Diamond, the son of Charles and Maggie (Gorman) Rupalo.
He married Donna Cooper May 22, 1947, at the Methodist Church in Centerville. She survives.
Also surviving are a son, Duane and his wife, Sarah; two daughters, Beverly Walsh and her husband, Jerry, of Bondurant and Marilyn Walsh and her husband, Jeff, of Pleasant Hill; a brother, Wilbur Rupalo of Centerville; four sisters, Wanda McFarland of Longmont, Colo., Louise Newby of Donaldson, Carolyn Inman of Seymour and Eleanor Ferren of Austin, Texas; brothers-in-law, Dr. A. W. Cooper and his wife, Barbara, of Seymour, Dr. R. E. Cooper and his wife, Sharon, of Centerville, Wayne Larson and his wife, Betty, of Des Moines, Stanley Cooper of Mystic, and Leroy Cooper and his wife, Joyce, of Glen Carbon, Ill.; sisters-in-law Carol Cooper of Centerville and JoAnn and Jim Costello of Burlington; six grandchildren; and other relatives.
Preceding him in death were his parents; a sister-in-law, Fern Rupalo; and brothers-in-law Kenneth Newby and Gary Cooper.
He served in the Army during World War II in France, England and the Philippines. After hs discharge in 1946 he worked for International Harvester in Rock Island, Ill., until 1952 when he and his wife moved to their farm near Seymour. He was a member of the Seymour Christian Church and also served as a city council member and was on the board of the Farmers Co-op.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Seymour Christian Church with the Rev. DeWayne Lawson officiating. Visitation will begin after 1 p.m. today, Tuesday, at the Randolph Funeral Home in Seymour, with family present from 6 to 8 p.m. Interment will be in Southlawn Cemetery in Seymour.
A memorial has been established to the Seymour Christian Church.