Gary R. Rupert (1952-2017)

Gary R. Rupert, 65, of Salina, passed away Friday, July 14, 2017. He was born Feb. 12, 1952 in Lindsborg, the son of Marion L. Sr. and Henrietta (Woodard) Rupert. He married Radene Zoe Timmons on Nov. 5, 1970.

Gary worked at Crestwood, was a Reserve Police Officer with the Salina Police Department. He also worked North American Phillips, Midwest Security, Walmart and retired as a Sergeant from Ellsworth Correctional Facility.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his sister, Sharon Koehn and her husband Richard.

Survivors include his wife, Radene; a son, Brent Rupert and wife Ashley; a daughter, Christina Rupert; two brothers, Marion L. Jr. and Kim; a sister, Karen McKinney; and five grandchildren, Ava and Noah Rupert and Justine, Teagan and McKinley Keil.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, July 18 at The First Church of the Nazarene, 1425 S. Ohio. Memorial services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the church. Inurnment will follow in Gypsum Hill Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the family.

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