Albert Ruppel, 87, Scottsbluff

The funeral service for ALBERT RUPPEL, 87, will be held Friday, November 8, 2013 at 10:30am at Calvary Memorial Evangelical Free Church in Gering, with Pastor Gary Hashley officiating. Burial will be at the Fairview Cemetery in Scottsbluff. Public visitation will be held at Jolliffe Funeral Home on Thursday, November 7, from 5-7 pm. Albert was a lifetime member of Zion Evangelical Church in Scottsbluff, and memorials can be sent to the church at 3617 5th Avenue Scottsbluff, Nebraska 69341. Albert Ruppel, 87, passed to his heavenly home on Sunday morning, November 3rd, 2013, at his home in Scottsbluff, with his wife and daughters by his side. Arrangements are under the direction of Jolliffe Funeral Home and online condolences can be sent to www.jolliffefuneralhome.com

Albert was born in Gering on December 20th, 1925 to George and Molly Ruppel, and was a lifelong resident of the Valley. He married Rosaline Schmidt of Morrill on December 17th, 1950, and to this union were born three daughters; Cheryl, Cynthia, and Charlotte. Albert was preceded in death by his parents, brother Harold, brother in law Leo Kampbell, grandson Jeremy Brunner and great-granddaughter Chantel Dolberg, as well as sisters in law Ruth Schmidt, Bernice Blanton, and Delpha Johnson.

He is survived by his wife and daughters; Cheryl (Mike) Kembel of Scottsbluff, Cindy (Jon) Brunner of Gering, and Charlotte (Mike) Clements of Round Rock, Texas; brother Victor (Dorothy) Ruppel, sister Irene Kampbell, both of Scottsbluff; brother Wilbert (Marlene) Ruppel of Gering; sister Betty (Duane) Heimbouch of Scottsbluff; as well as his sisters in law, Shirley Ruppel and Betty (Don) Knaub; and his six grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Albert was a farmer all his life, and took joy in working the land. He loved to find ways to enhance the performance of his farm equipment. He also enjoyed sharing his love of life on the farm with his children and grandchildren. Albert was a devoted husband and father, and dearly loved his family. He will be sadly and deeply missed.

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