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Subject: [IACARROL] Rupiper, Fr. Darrell D. March 7, 1937 - February 10, 2009
Date: Mon, 16 Feb 2009 17:08:16 -0000


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Rupiper, Darrell D.
Omaha World-Herald
2/12/2009

RUPIPER-Fr. Darrell D., O.M.I., age 71, of Chicago, IL, passed away on Tuesday, February 10, 2009 at Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines, IA. Born on March 7, 1937 at Carroll, IA. He was the son of Norbert and Rita (Horbach) Rupiper. He grew up in Roselle, IA. Darrell made his high school studies and junior college at St. Henry's Seminary in Belleville, IL before going to the Immaculate Heart of Mary Novitiate in Godfrey, IL where he made his profession as a Missionary Oblate of Mary Immaculate in 1958. His studies in philosophy and theology were at the Oblate Scholasticate in Pass Christian, Mississippi, after which he was ordained a priest by Bishop Joseph Brunini. His first assignment was to the Oblate Mission in Brazil where he worked among the poor and homeless of Recife. On his return to the U.S., he worked as Newman Chaplain (University of Illinois, Champaign), served as Director of the Oblate House of Studies (Omaha, NE), developed an outreach program for th!
e elderly (Omaha, NE), and spent 10 years as Pastor of Precious Blood Parish in Chicago, before becoming the Director of Novices for the Oblate Community (Godfrey, IL). His most recent ministry has been conducting Parish Missions that focused on helping people to deepen their awareness of God's great gift of creation and our vocation to care for the earth and conserve it for future generations. Advocacy for the rights of the poor and the marginalized and the integrity of creation were signatures of his life and ministry and all who sought his advice and support became lifelong friends that Darrell cared deeply about. Among his other accomplishment he served as Peace Ambassador to US hostages in Iran 1980, was advocate and civil disobedient witness for nuclear disarmament and conflict resolution, and founded Oblate Connections, Chicago, 1986. He died in the 51st year of his religious life, and the 46th year of his priesthood. Surviving are his mother Rita Rupiper of Carroll,!
IA; a sister Lois Eischeid and her husband Dennis of Lookout Mountain
, TN; a sister Gayle Brinker and her husband Lynn of Santa Rosa, CA; a sister Karen Hess and her husband Bill of Carroll, IA; a sister Joan Hannasch of Carroll, IA; a brother Jerry Rupiper and his wife Maureen of Roselle, IA; a sister Debra Quandt and her husband Dave of Carroll, IA; a sister Maribeth Arthur and her husband Joe of Waterloo, IA; three aunts: Margaret Hugeback, Genieve Pietig, and Sister Joyce Horbach; an uncle William Horback; and many nieces and nephews. Darrell was preceded in death by his father, Norbert Rupiper, and his grandparents Frank and Mary Rupiper and John and Gertrude Horbach.
Mass of the Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 A.M. on Saturday, February 14, 2009 at Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Carroll with Father Timothy Johnson and Father Shamus Finn concelebrating with other Priests. Friends may call at the Dahn & Woodhouse Funeral Home in Carroll after 2:30 P.M. on Friday where there will be a Rosary at 3:00 P.M. led by Father Darrell's family and a Christian Wake Service held at 7:00 P.M. by Holy Spirit Parish. The casket will be moved to the church at 8:30 A.M. on Saturday to lie in state until the time of service. Casket bearers will be his six sisters: Lois, Gayle, Karen, Joan, Debra, and Maribeth. A second Mass will be held at 10:00 A.M. on Tuesday, February, 17, 2009 at Our Lady of the Snows Catholic Church in Belleville, Illinois. Burial will be at St. Henrys Cemetery in Belleville, Illinois. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Missions of Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate or the Community Supported Garden in Godfrey, !
Illinois. A hope of Father Darrell is for
everyone to plant a tree.
Online condolences may be left for the family at www.dahnandwoodhouse.com
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Rupiper, Fr. Darrell D.
Omaha World-Herald
2/13/2009

RUPIPER-Fr. Darrell D., O.M.I., age 71, of Chicago, IL, passed away on Tuesday, February 10, 2009 at Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines, IA. Mass of the Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 A.M. on Saturday, February 14, 2009 at Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Carroll. Friends may call at the Dahn & Woodhouse Funeral Home in Carroll after 2:30 P.M. on Friday where there will be a Rosary at 3:00 P.M. led by Father Darrell's family and a Christian Wake Service held at 7:00 P.M. by Holy Spirit Parish A second Mass will be held at 10:00 A.M. on Tuesday, February, 17, 2009 at Our Lady of the Snows Catholic Church in Belleville, Illinois. Burial will be at St. Henrys Cemetery in Belleville, Illinois. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Missions of Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate or the Community Supported Garden in Godfrey, Illinois. A hope of Father Darrell is for
everyone to plant a tree.
Online condolences may be left for the family at www.dahnandwoodhouse.com
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Fr. Darrell D. Rupiper
(March 7, 1937 - February 10, 2009)

Father Darrell D. Rupiper, O.M.I., age 71, of Chicago, Illinois, passed away on Tuesday, February 10, 2009 at Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines, Iowa Born on March 7, 1937 at Carroll, Iowa, he was the son of Norbert and Rita (Horbach) Rupiper. He grew up in Roselle, Iowa. Darrell made his high school studies and junior college at St. Henry's Seminary in Belleville, Illinois, before going to the Immaculate Heart of Mary Novitiate in Godfrey, Illinois, where he made his profession as a Missionary Oblate of Mary Immaculate in 1958. His studies in philosophy and theology were at the Oblate Scholasticate in Pass Christian, Mississippi, after which he was ordained a priest by Bishop Joseph Brunini. His first assignment was to the Oblate Mission in Brazil where he worked among the poor and homeless of Recife. On his return to the U.S., he worked as Newman Chaplain (University of Illinois, Champaign), served as Director of the Oblate House of Studies (Omaha, Nebraska), dev!
eloped an outreach program for the elderly (Omaha, Nebraska), and spent 10 years as Pastor of Precious Blood Parish in Chicago, before becoming the Director of Novices for the Oblate Community (Godfrey, Illinois). His most recent ministry has been conducting Parish Missions that focused on helping people to deepen their awareness of God's great gift of creation and our vocation to care for the earth and conserve it for future generations. Advocacy for the rights of the poor and the marginalized and the integrity of creation were signatures of his life and ministry and all who sought his advice and support became lifelong friends that Darrell cared deeply about. Among his other accomplishment he served as Peace Ambassador to US hostages in Iran 1980, was advocate and civil disobedient witness for nuclear disarmament and conflict resolution, and founded Oblate Connections, Chicago, 1986. He died in the 51st year of his religious life, and the 46th year of his priesthood. Surv!
iving are his mother Rita Rupiper of Carroll, Iowa; a sister Lois Eisc
heid and her husband Dennis of Lookout Mountain, Tennessee; a sister Gayle Brinker and her husband Lynn of Santa Rosa, California; a sister Karen Hess and her husband Bill of Carroll, Iowa; a sister Joan Hannasch of Carroll, Iowa; a brother Jerry Rupiper and his wife Maureen of Roselle, Iowa; a sister Debra Quandt and her husband Dave of Carroll, Iowa; a sister Maribeth Arthur and her husband Joe of Waterloo, Iowa; three aunts: Margaret Hugeback, Genieve Pietig, and Sister Joyce Horbach; an uncle William Horback; and many nieces and nephews. Darrell was preceded in death by his father, Norbert Rupiper, and his grandparents Frank and Mary Rupiper and John and Gertrude Horbach. Mass of the Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 A.M. on Saturday, February 14, 2009 at Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Carroll with Father Timothy Johnson and Father Shamus Finn concelebrating with other Priests. Friends may call at the Dahn & Woodhouse Funeral Home in Carroll after 2:30 P.M. on Frida!
y where there will be a Rosary at 3:00 P.M. led by Father Darrell's family and a Christian Wake Service held at 7:00 P.M. by Holy Spirit Parish. The casket will be moved to the church at 8:30 A.M. on Saturday to lie in state until the time of service. Casket bearers will be his six sisters: Lois, Gayle, Karen, Joan, Debra, and Maribeth. A second Mass will be held at 10:00 A.M. on Tuesday, February, 17, 2009 at Our Lady of the Snows Catholic Church in Belleville, Illinois. Burial will be at St. Henrys Cemetery in Belleville, Illinois. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Missions of Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate or the Community Supported Garden in Godfrey, Illinois. A hope of Father Darrell is for everyone to plant a tree.

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