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Edward D. Rupp

Edward D. Rupp, age 64, of Lyons, Ohio, passed away peacefully in his home, surrounded by his loving family, Sunday morning, May 17, 2015. Ed was born February 7, 1951 in Wauseon, Ohio.

Ed grew up on a small dairy farm near Oakshade. He helped his family on the farm and in his father's plumbing business. Ed graduated from Evergreen High School in 1969. He spent 2 years at Hesston Mennonite College in Hesston, Kansas and graduated with an Associate of Arts Degree. In 1971, Ed began a 2-1/2 year church mission with the Mennonite Central Committee in Hautefeuille, France building housing for personnel at a home for mentally handicapped boys. This service group of young men was known as Pax.

Ed returned home from France in 1973 and on June 29, 1974 married Linda Marie Himelhan. Ed spent the next 2 years working at the Sunshine Children's Home in Maumee, Ohio. He then returned to work with his father in the plumbing and heating business. In 1984, he purchased the business from his father and continued to work in the trade until his death. Ed was proud that he was a licensed Master Plumber and Mechanical Contractor in both Michigan and Ohio.

Ed enjoyed sports and was a Class 1 high school basketball and softball official. He also loved singing the hymns he learned growing up in the Mennonite church, as well as listening to country music, especially Patsy Cline and Willie Nelson.

Ed is survived by his beloved wife of 41 years, Linda Marie Rupp; 4 sons, John (Jaime) Rupp of Wauseon, OH, Andy (Allison) Rupp of Livonia, MI, Mark Rupp, and Matt Rupp, both of Columbus, OH; 5 grandchildren, Noah, Braelyn, Lila, Carly, and Grayson; mother, Patricia Andrews of Wauseon, OH; siblings, Ron (Roberta) Rupp of Paris, TX, A.J. (Linda) Rupp of Fort Wayne, IN, Gary (Lorene) Link of Morgantown, IN, Nancy (Randy) Becker of Toledo, OH, Dave (Michelle) Link of Bellefountain, OH, and Julie (Dave) Gugel of Wauseon, OH; as well as several nieces and nephews.

Ed was preceded in death by his father, Glenn D. Rupp; mother, Alma (Gochenour) Rupp; father, Charlie Andrews; and his sister, Joyce Nafziger.

Family and friends may visit Wednesday, May 20th from 2:00 to 5:00 and 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Lyons Christian Church Friendship Hall, 138 E. Morenci St, Lyons, OH 43533. Funeral services will be held Thursday, May 21st at 11:00 a.m. next door to Friendship Hall at the Church with Pastors Gary Link and Ryan Nafziger officiating. Interment will follow at Lyons Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Toledo Gospel Rescue Mission.

Residence: Lyons, Ohio

Visitation: Wednesday, May 20th from 2:00 to 5:00 and 6:00 to 8:00 pm at Lyons Christian Church Friendship Hall

Funeral Service: Thursday, May 21st at 11:00 am in the Church

Interment: Lyons Cemetery

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I'm saddened by the loss of a good man, but rejoice that we will see him again in heaven. I work a few softball games with Ed as well as had the pleasure of assisting h with with a plumbing job he did for an apartment complex I worked at. A true pro at everything he did.God's blessing to all his family.

Tedd Spurgeon May 21 2015 12:00 AM

To Nancy and Family, Our thoughts and prayers are with you today as you mourn the loss of your loved one. Although you are saddened by his parting you can rest easy knowing that he has began his eternal walk with the Lord in Heaven. May your memories of Ed comfort you as you continue your lives here without him. Sincerely, Robin, Bev, Vickie, Tina, Kelly, Tom and Penny

The Endoscopy team at St. Luke's Hospital May 20 2015 12:00 AM

Ed was a dear gentle man, that was always willing to help no matter what time of day. Prayers to his family.

Jim and Sandy Place May 19 2015 12:00 AM

So sorry for your loss. Sending prayers for your family.

Brian and Rhoda Miller May 19 2015 12:00 AM

My condolences to the Rupp Family Had the pleasure as a City plumbing inspector of inspecting many of Ed's jobs and found him to be very knowledgeable and professional. Joe Romp Chief Plumbing Inspector (Retired) City of Toledo

Joe Romp May 18 2015 12:00 AM

Rest in Heaven's peace neighbor. Our sympathies to the Rupp family

Mary and Shawn Gleckler May 18 2015 12:00 AM

Dear Linda, boys and family, Thinking of all of you with sympathy at your time of loss. Our prayer for all The Rupp family. Eternal God we praise you for the great company of all those who have finished their course in faith and now rest from their labor. We praise you for those dear to us whom we name in our hearts before you. Especially we praise you for Ed Rupp, whom you have graciously received into Your presence. To all of these grant Your peace. Bring us at last with them into the joy of Your eternal home in the heavens; through Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior. Amen God bless, John and Carla

John W. and Carla Laver May 17 2015 12:00 AM