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Howard D. Rupp

Howard D. Rupp, age 79 years, of Archbold, passed away early Thursday morning, Dec. 16, 2010, at the CHP Defi ance area In-Patient Hospice Center.

He was born Sept. 12, 1931, near Archbold, the son of Ephraim and Minnie (Diller) Rupp, and married Delores Troyer on June 4, 1955.

A lifetime resident of the Archbold area, he farmed, and trucking was his second occupation.

He was a member of the Archbold Evangelical Church and active in the Farm Bureau organization.

He is survived by his wife, Delores; four children, Terri (Tom) Benno of Oak Park, Ill., Jeff (Marlene) Rupp of Archbold, Tracy (Cathy) Rupp of Noblesville, Ind., and Dexter Rupp of Archbold; eight grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; and a sister, Harriet Householder of Monclova.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and two sisters, Eleanor Bower and Miriam Kinsman.

Memorial services were held on Sunday at 3 p.m. at the Archbold Evangelical Church with Pastor Jesse Kahler and Rev. Charles Zimmerman offi- ciating. Interment preceded in the Pettisville Cemetery.

Short Funeral Home in Archbold was entrusted with the arrangements. www.ShortFu

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