Marion “Butch” Rupert, Jr., 68, of Cheyenne passed away December 24, 2018 at home, surrounded by his family.
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He was born April 29, 1950 in McPherson, KS to Marion and Henrietta Rupert. He married Mary Sandlin on December 4, 1971 in Salina, KS. He retired from the US Air Force as a combat arms superintendent, also serving in the US Army.
He loved hunting, fishing, camping, gold panning and especially the time he spent with his family. Everybody he met became a friend.
He is survived by his wife, Mary “Kitty”; daughters, Tracy (Steven) Wilson and Brandi (Rob) Dougherty; brother, Kim Rupert; sister, Karen McKinney; grandchildren, Kayla, David, Tabitha, Joe, Robert, Crystal, Robbie, Dalton, Erika, Sissy, Bubba, Toaniana, Sarah and Chelsea; several great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews; and best friends, Bob and Betty Howell.
He was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Diana Rupert; brother, Gary Rupert; sister, Sharon Koehn and brother-in-law, Richard Koehn.
Those who wish may contribute to Wounded Warrior Project.
A celebration of life will be Saturday 2:00 p.m. at the Lions Park Kiwanis House. Cremation has taken place under the care of Schrader, Aragon and Jacoby Funeral Home.