Dawn Ruppert


Dawn RuppertDawn 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.



  1. Kim Tiedeman says

    Sending hugs and prayers to the family at this difficult time! Let her memory be your comfort!!

  2. Stacey Fritz says

    So sorry for your loss. Dawn was a wonderful lady and always had a smile. She is now reunited with Ted. She will be missed!!!

  3. Bev Gylling says

    Dawn was always fun to be with. She loved life and shared it with everyone with her friendly personality and giggle. We were members of the Tylerette’s Extension Club together and have lots of good memories of Dawn and all. Recently I
    enjoyed seeing her at the Danebod Village where she lived. She was always ready to play cards. May God give you peace and comfort in the loss we all share.

  4. Larry and Anita says

    Sorry Tom and family for the loss. She was a wonderful lady.

  5. Linda Walerzko and family says

    So sorry for your loss many great memories Sending prayers for family

  6. Arthur Fulbright says

    I extend my deepest sympathy to you and yours on your loss. I had an opportunity to work with Brian Ruppert at Conoco and he is a great testimony of his mother.

  7. Joan Iverson says

    To the family of Dawn: My sincere sympathy to all of you. Even though I never got to meet Dawn, I did have the honor of some phone visits a few years ago when my aunt Edie Lessman was having some health issues. I was so glad I got to keep Dawn updated on Edie’s condition as my aunt Edie always talked about the friendship her and Dawn had through life. I always enjoyed the phone visits with Dawn – what a neat lady that lived a great life and always had to tell me what her family was up to! May your memories be held close to your heart.

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