Anthony Chip Ruppert, Jr., 42

Anthony Chip Ruppert, Jr., 42

Anthony Chip Ruppert, Jr., 42
Anthony Chip Ruppert Jr. was born March 31, 1971, in Robbinsdale, Minn.
He graduated high school in 1989 from Rockford, Minn. Chip died Sept 1, 2013, at his home in Stanchfield with family and friends by his side. Chip was 42 years old. He was diagnosed with stage 4 esophageal cancer in March of this year and had traveled to the Cancer Treatment Center of America, Chicago, for a few months of treatment. He was able to bring his children, wife, mother, and sister on some of those trips and spend time together. His life was short, but purposeful. He accomplished a great deal as he served his community, built up his business, and loved his family and friends.
Chip found success as a business owner of A. Ruppert Well, Inc., as the fourth generation water well driller in his family. His dedication to the field was also demonstrated by his serving on the board and as president of the Minnesota Water Well Assoc. Many friendships were formed through that part of his life. He looked forward to the annual conventions and being the life of the party with his contagious smile and laughter.
Chip was an avid outdoorsman who loved to hunt, fish, and practice archery. His favorite times were those spent with friends and family. Chip may not have had a long life, but it was meaningful, as he made the most of everyday that he was given. This included going to the races, being a Lions Club member, and never missing a QDMA or MDHA banquet!
Chip was preceded in death by his father Anthony John Ruppert, Sr., his uncles, Tom, Bill, and Jim Turcotte, Michael and Jay Ruppert, his aunt Bernadette Ruppert, and his grandparents, Leona and George Turcotte, Harold and Cora Ruppert. He is survived by his wife, Heather Forslin Ruppert; children, Ashleigh Ruppert, Parker Forslin, and Addison Ruppert; mother, Carol Turcotte; sister, Colette Ruppert; and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, and nephews.
A Celebration of life will be at Braham Evangelical Church Oct. 5, 11 a.m, with luncheon to follow.

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