|Donald L. Rupert, age 59, of Galesburg, Illinois died on January 30, 2010 at 8:45 P.M. at Galesburg Cottage Hospital, Galesburg, Illinois.
He was born on March 31, 1950 in Galesburg, Illinois the son of Carl E. and LaWanda Patterson Rupert. He married Deborah Berlett on August 14, 1976 in Galesburg, Illinois, and then married Maria Alderman on October 6, 1994 at Faith United Methodist Church in Galesburg, Illinois. She survives of Galesburg, Illinois.
Also Surviving is a daughter, Angela Marie (Marcus) Hale of Canton, Illinois, one son Douglas Ryan Rupert of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, five Grandchildren: Samantha, Kimberly, Valerie and Connor Hale, and Cheyenne Rupert, one sister Patricia (Gregory) Coe of Galesburg, Illinois and one brother Robert Dean (Linda) Rupert of Galesburg, Illinois.
His parents and one grandson, Caleb Hale, preceded him in death.
He was raised educated in Galesburg, Illinois, graduating from Galesburg High School in 1968. He served in the United State Air Force from July 22, 1969 to July 20, 1973 and May 18,1977 to June 16, 1977.
He worked as a laborer for ADM, Galesburg, Illinois, then as a delivery person for Wonder Bread in Galesburg, Illinois, then lastly as a Real Estate Appraiser for Roger Hagerty, Galesburg, Illinois. Through the years he was a sign painter, painting racecars, buildings, trucks and signs.
He attended Faith United Methodist Church with his wife. He was an avid CUBS and Bears Fan.
He was a member for Ralph M. Noble American Legion Post #285 of Galesburg, Illinois.
Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday, February 3, 2010 at 12:00 p.m. at the Hurd-Hendricks Funeral Home in Knoxville, Illinois. Rev. Jean Hembrough and Mr. Mike Lummis officiating. Visitation will be from 10:00 A.M. to 12:00 Noon on Wednesday, February 3, 2010 at the funeral home in Knoxville. Burial will be at East Linwood Cemetery at a later date.
Memorials may be made to the Family. Online condolences may be left at or sympathy cards may be sent through www.hurd-hendricksfuneralhome.com.