Jay Rupe

September 13, 1949 ~ December 22, 2023 (age 74) 74 Years Old

Jay Rupe Obituary

     Jay Rupe, age 74, a resident of Portland, passed away on Friday, December 22, 2023 at his home.  He was a former resident of Bryant. 

     Jay was born on September 13, 1949, in Portland, the son of Melvin Rupe and Charlotte (Burkey) Rupe-Morehous.  He graduated from Portland High School and worked at UTA in Berne.  He was a veteran of the United State Marine Corps where he served in Vietnam. 

            Survivors include:

            His children:  Sheila Rupe – Portland, Indiana

                                  Sandy Whitehead – Portland, Indiana

                                   Amy Rupe

            2 sisters:  Betty Mann (husband Terry) – Berne, Indiana

                             Jackie Kowal (husband Ron) – Aurora, Colorado

            Grandchildren:  Harlie Hiestand, Elaina Whitehead and Tamara Whitehead

            Great-Grandson:  Alex Hiestand

            He was preceded in death by his parents, Melvin Rupe and Charlotte Morehous; brother, Max Rupe and step-mother, Margaret Rupe. 

            Private burial will be held at Center Cemetery, west of Portland. 

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