Sioux City Journal
19 April 2000
SERGEANT BLUFF — Norman Edward Arthur Rupert, 74, of Sergeant Bluff died Tuesday, April 18, 2000, at his residence following a brief illness.
Private family graveside service will be held today in Prairie View Cemetery, Paullina, Iowa, with the Rev. Don Freeman of First Presbyterian Church in Paullina officiating. There will be military graveside rites conducted by 185th Fighter Wing from Sioux City. There will be no visitation. Arrangements are under the direction of Meyer Brothers Colonial Chapel in Sioux City.
Mr. Rupert was born Dec. 17, 1925, in Milwaukee, Wis., the son of George Teasdale and Jeannette (Erlinger) Rupert.
He was raised in Milwaukee and graduated from Rufus King High School. He received his undergraduate and graduate degree from the University of Wisconsin. He also received his master's degree in social work.
He served in the U.S. Army during World War II.
He married Munira Saleh on Oct. 28, 1953, in Milwaukee.
He was employed as a probation officer in Milwaukee County until 1967. He then worked at the Mental Health Institute in Cherokee, Iowa, until 1970.
He had lived in Paullina from 1969 until moving to Sergeant Bluff in 1973. He was employed with Western Hills Area Education Agency 12 from 1970 until retiring in 1991.
He was a member of National Rifle Association and enjoyed reading, film history and American Western history.
Survivors include his wife; five children, Jean and her husband, Ralph Folkers, of Pullman, Wash., Steve and his wife, Sharla, of Paullina, Dana Wells of Sergeant Bluff, Clark of Merrill, Iowa, and Brian of Sergeant Bluff; and six grandchildren, Joshua, Laura, Sandra, Kristopher, Timothy and Kelsey
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Transcribed by Connie Swearing