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Jerald "Rich" Rupe, Jr.

Apr 12, 2018


August 11, 1964 - April 6, 2018

Jerald "Rich" Rupe, Jr., 53, of Iowa City passed away on Friday, April 6, 2018, at his home in Iowa City.

A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. The Stacy-Lewis Home for Funeral and Cremation Service of Columbus Junction is caring for Jerry's arrangements and his family. Sympathy notes may be left for the family at www.lewisfuneralhomes.com.

Jerald Richard Rupe, Jr., was born on August 11, 1964, in Davenport, Iowa the son of Jerald Richard Rupe, Sr. and Joyce LaVaughn (Foor) Rupe. Jerry was a 1982 graduate of Columbus Community School and attended Iowa State University. Jerry owned and operated Century Plumbing in Iowa City. He enjoyed playing cards, golfing and computer programming.

Jerry will be missed by his mother, Joyce Payne of Columbus City; siblings, Evonne Avesing and friend Tommy of Moreno Valley, Calif., Randy Rupe of Waverly, Michael (Star) Rupe of Columbus City, Jason (Kristen) Payne of Columbus Junction, Joshua (Vanessa) Payne of Muscatine and half-sister, Janice (Carl) Rife of Letts.

Jerry was preceded in death by his paternal and maternal grandparents; father; half-brother, Steve Rupe; and step-brother, Eric Payne.

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