Marjorie Ilene Rupp, 94
Marjorie Ilene Rupp, 94, of Allegan passed away Friday, Jan. 18, 2019, at her winter home in Fort Myers, Fla.
Born Dec. 31, 1924, in Royal Oak, she was the daughter of Ida (Root) and William Kellogg, sister to Paul, and the wife of William Rupp Jr., all who preceded her in death.
Marjorie grew up in North Star. She graduated from Ithaca High School and attended Michigan State College when she was 16 years old. There she meet her husband of 60 years, William Rupp, who was the captain of the MSU football team.
After William returned from World War II, they moved to Mount Clemens, Grand Rapids, Wayland, and Allegan. They had three children, William III, Philip and Ellen.
Marg and Bill were generous with their time and love for their family.
Marjorie retired from the Grand Rapids Education Association. They traveled extensively throughout the United States and Europe. She loved working crossword puzzles and never found one she could not solve.
She attended Allegan Congregational Church where she found very special friends.
Marjorie is survived by her children, William III (Nancy), Philip (Julie Belcher), and son-in-law Jeff Justin. Daughter Ellen Justin passed away in 2010. Granddaughters include Ashley Rupp-Tompkins (Eric), Christine VanDeWeghe (Joe), Rebecca Reed (Derek) and Hillary Justin (Jared Richard). Great-grandchildren include Hunter, Maya and Madeleine Reed, Brendan and Zachary VanDeWeghe, and Lauren Rupp-Tompkins.
There will be a small memorial service this summer for the family.
Memorial donations may be made in her name to Hope Hospice of Fort Myers, Fla., Development Office 9470 Health Park Circle, Fort Myers FL 33908 or Allegan Congregational Church, 323 Cutler St., Allegan MI 49010.