Lloyd Earl Rupprecht

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Lloyd Earl Rupprecht went home to be with his Lord on July 29th, three days after celebrating his 89th birthday doing one of his favorite things - eating with friends and family. Lloyd was born July 26th 1928 in Deshler, Nebraska.

The family moved to Republic City, Kansas in 1938, then moved to Colorado Springs in 1939. Lloyd joined the Army Air Force in 1946 and in 1950 was assigned to Fort Carson Colorado. After faithfully serving another 35 years Civil Service with the Army, he retired in July 1983. Lloyd was an Army maintenance instructor supervisor with the C.M.M.I. team preparing combat soldiers and their equipment for service in Korea, Viet Nam and other assignments.

Lloyd married Norma Koerwitz on March 25th 1951 in Deshler Nebraska. Before Norma passed away in 2003, she and Lloyd were blessed with three sons, Jim, Tom and Tim. He is survived by sons, Jim (Sandi), Tom (Kathy) and Tim (Karen), five grandchildren Charly, Tom (Aimee Nicole), Becki Dierenfield (Richard), Phil (Michele), Amy Glenn (Davey) and nine great-grandchildren, Phoebe, Noah and Naomi Glenn, Mason, Katelyn and Caleb Dierenfield, Rock and Elle Rupprecht and Molly Rupprecht. Lloyd is also survived by his brother Harry Rupprecht and his wife Jerri. Family members feel a great loss but look forward to a sweet reunion with Lloyd in Heaven. Until then, we will miss looking into those eyes that expressed his gentle spirit and those kisses he snuck in with every hug.

Those who knew Lloyd are quick to tell stories of his life that involve his sense of humor, kind and generous nature and usually eating at a favorite restaurant. Consistent with a generous life, Lloyd was a tissue donor following his death. He lived a simple loving life and truly seemed to have malice toward none. With friends all over the city, it was common for him to run into people who recognized him by his smile and slightly cocked hat. Even old Army pictures show that playfully tilted hat.

Lloyd was a long time member of Immanuel Lutheran Church serving on several boards. He loved working with his hands and there wasn't anything he couldn't fix. He and his father Philip put in many volunteer hours building the Church's school and Lloyd delighted in doing volunteer maintenance around the church as long as his health allowed. In 2014 he enjoyed touring Washington DC in the Honor Flight program for WWII veterans.

Lloyd was preceded in death by his close friend and companion, Alice Bruns as well as his sisters Phyllis Vick of Portland, Oregon, Zella May Dyer of Denver and a daughter-in-law Cindi (Poyner) Rupprecht, Tim's first wife.

A visitation will be held on Thursday, August 3, 2017 from 4PM to 7PM at Memorial Gardens Funeral Home, 3825 Airport Rd. Funeral Service will be Friday, August 4, 2017, 11AM at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 846 E Pikes Peak Ave. Interment to follow at Memorial Gardens Cemetery.

The Rupprecht Family would appreciate any memorial contributions be made to Immanuel Lutheran Church, 846 East Pikes Peak Avenue, Colorado Springs, CO 80903.

Published in The Gazette on Aug. 3, 2017
Arrangements under the direction of:
Memorial Gardens Cemetery & Funeral Home
3825 Airport Road | Colorado Springs, CO 80910 | (719) 596-7990
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