Dawn Ruppert, age 93 of Tyler, passed away Saturday, August 13, 2016 at her home in Tyler. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, August 17 at St. Dionysius Catholic Church in Tyler. Visitation is 5:00-7:00 p.m. Tuesday at the church with a 7:00 p.m. prayer service. Visitation will continue one hour prior to services at the church on Wednesday. Burial is in the St. Dionysius Catholic Cemetery.
Lyla Dawn Ruppert was born August 9, 1923 in Tracy, Minnesota to Claud and Lyla (Bugher) Greenman. She was baptized and confirmed at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Tracy and graduated from Tracy High School in 1941. She then worked at Solar Aircraft from 1941-1944 in San Diego, California. Dawn was united in marriage to Theodore Ruppert on February 21, 1944. They farmed near Garvin for six years, moved to Walnut Grove and farmed there for two years. They then moved to a farm north of Garvin and lived there until they bought their farm near Tyler in 1960. Ted and Dawn moved to town in 1984. She worked at Hope Mutual Insurance and the Allen Svendsen Insurance Agency for a few years. Dawn became a member of the Third Order of Carmelites in 1959, was a member of the CCW at St. Dionysius, and the Shoenstatt Study Club. She enjoyed crocheting, sewing, fancy work of all kinds, gardening, and card playing.
Dawn is survived by her children: Brian (Trisha) of Helena, Montana and Thomas (Kathy) of Tyler; 4 grandchildren Kristopher, Benjamin, Brad and Barb; 5 great grandchildren Benjamin Jr., Trevor, Creed, Ryker, and Kylie Dawn. She is preceded in death by her parents, husband Theodore, daughter Ann Marie, and sibings Marvel March and Madeline “Bertie” Colburn.