John LeRoy Rupas

September 3, 1956 ~ September 18, 2020 (age 64)


John LeRoy Rupas of West Eveleth passed away on September 18, 2020.  John was born September 3, 1956 in Hibbing to Thomas and Mae Rupas. John was a man that enjoyed many things. He enjoyed routine and was sure to keep those in line if they strayed from those routines.  John enjoyed food and found little that he didn’t enjoy. He enjoyed his older shows such as Gunsmoke and Bonanza. If it was nice warm weather, John would be enjoying the sunlight and peacefulness of the outdoors. Relaxation was top priority. Whether it meant taking a nap, bubble bath, or getting a back rub, a smile would always result.   

John worked at the East Range Developmental Achievement Center in Eveleth until his retirement in December of 2015. He attended the First Lutheran Church in Buhl.

John is survived by his brother Patrick(Diane) Rupas of Colorado, several nieces and nephews, his housemates of the Carlson home and friends from Lutheran Social Service.

John is preceded in death by his parents, Thomas and Mae Rupas and his brother Michael Rupas.

The Celebration of Life will begin at 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 6, 2020 in the Bauman-Cron Funeral Home in Virginia. Inurnment will take place in the Hibbing Park – Maple Hill Cemetery.

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Memorial Service
October 6, 2020

3:00 PM
Bauman Cron Funeral Home
516 South First Stree
Virginia, MN 55792

Graveside Service
October 13, 2020

10:00 AM
Hibbing Park Maple Hill Cemetery
Highway 169
Hibbing, MN 55746

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