A Celebration of Life will be held for longtime Hood River resident Louis A. Rupp on Saturday, Feb. 28, at 1 p.m. at Anderson’s Tribute Center. Louis was born Jan. 14, 1913, in Roseberry, Idaho, and entered into rest on Jan. 11, 2009, at his home in Hood River, with the care of his family, hospice and private caregivers.
Louis was the owner-operator of Hood River Box and Veneer in Odell, Ore., manufacturing tops and bottoms for the fruit packing industry of Oregon and Washington. He was active in the community, serving the school district, Camp Fire Girls, Rotary, 100 Club, and especially the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, where he was a lifetime member of the Hood River Lodge.
He enjoyed a passion for fishing, traveling to TaWeel Lake in British Columbia yearly for the past 56 years. In retirement he traveled with the sister city ambassadors to Tsuruta, Japan.
Louis was married for 62 years to Rose Mary Morgan Rupp, who preceded him in death in 1998.
He is survived by his son, John, and daughter-in-law, Roxanna, of Milwaukie, Ore., and their sons, Gregory and Chad, and daughter, Suzanna Schoenfeld, and her husband, Lynn; daughter, Nancy Rupp Weber, and son-in-law, Gary, of Welches, Ore., and their daughters, Amanda Welch and her husband, William, and Andrea Daret and her husband, Arthur.
Louis was a very proud great-grandfather to Jocelynn Rupp, Madelyn and Maya Welch, Henry and Sydney Schoenfeld and Louis and Nathan Daret.
Private entombment was held at Idlewilde Cemetery in Hood River, Ore.
Memorial contributions may be made to Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital, Hospice of the Gorge or the Hood River Elks Club in care of Anderson’s Tribute Center (Funerals, Receptions, Cremations), 1401 Belmont Ave., Hood River, OR 97031; 541-386-1000. Please visit www.andersonstributecenter.com to sign the family guest book.
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