Hilbert Charles “Hub” Rupprecht, 93, of Lewiston, died Sunday morning December 18, 2011, at the Lewiston Villa.
He was born May 25, 1918, to Ben and Lucy (Luehmann) Rupprecht on a farm in Utica Township near Lewiston, where he was also raised. Hilbert attended St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran School from first through eighth grade. On June 14, 1941, Hilbert and Virginia Kahring were married at St. John’s Lutheran Church. Soon after their wedding, he was drafted in to the U.S. Army. Following his service in the Army, the couple farmed west of Lewiston until his retirement in 1980. Following his retirement, he continued to help on the farm well in to his 80s. Throughout his life Hilbert enjoyed travel, playing cards (especially Sheep), working jigsaw puzzles, and doing latch hook. Most of all he liked to spend time with his family. Of most importance was his faith. Hilbert was confirmed at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Lewiston, where he was a lifelong member and had served on many boards.
Surviving him are his wife of 70 years, Virginia, a son, David (Kathy) Rupprecht of Lewiston, a daughter, Nancy (Bob) Baird of Merritt Island, Florida, grandchildren; Tammy (Glen) Haag of Lewiston, Chad (Angie) Rupprecht of Pennsylvania, Roxanne Baird of California and Dan Baird of Florida, great-grandchildren Morgan, Leanna, Carter, Connor, Ethan and Cassie Haag, a brother, Roger (Pat) Rupprecht of Westport, Oregon, a sister, Mabel Braun of Winona, a sister-in-law, Mareta Rupprecht of St. Charles and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceding him in death are two brothers, Elmer and Kenneth and a brother-in-law, Nick Braun.
Funeral services will be 11AM Thursday at St. John’s Ev. Lutheran Church in Lewiston, with the Reverends Michael A. Lindemann and M. John Derm officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Friends may call from 9:30 AM Thursday until time of services at the church. Hoff Funeral and Cremation Service of Lewiston is assisting the family with arrangements. Please share a memory of Hilbert on-line and view his Tribute Video when it becomes available at www.hofffuneral.com.
The Lewiston American Legion Post will present military graveside honors at the cemetery.