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Obituary for Patricia A. Ruppel

Patricia A. Ruppel, age 85, of Racine, passed away on Tuesday, March 14, 2023.

She was born in Racine, Wis. on July 16, 1937, to the late George and Margaret (nee: Manderfield) Sweeti.

Patricia A. Ruppel
Patricia A. Ruppel

Pat was a graduate of Washington Park High School, “Class of 1955.” On Aug. 9, 1958, she was united in marriage to James F. Ruppel, who preceded her in death in June 2008.

Pat was an avid bowler. She was a homemaker, and loved gardening, cooking, and spending time with her family.

She was loved dearly and will be missed by her children, Ann (Derick) Perry, Judy Ruppel, Kathy (Kenny) Schwartz, and Jimi Ruppel; her eight grandchildren, Justin Ormond, Terra Perry (Jason Pottinger), Samantha Perry, Anissa Perry (Nate Novell), David and Stephanie Schwartz, Michael (Jaky) Ruppel, and Jessica Ruppel; her eleven great-grandchildren; and her siblings, George “Mike” Sweeti and Maryanne Blickle.

Along with her parents and husband, Patricia was preceded in death by nine brothers and sisters.


Funeral services will be held on Monday, March 20, 2023, at 6 p.m. at the Draeger-Langendorf Funeral Home. Interment will be held on Tuesday, March 21, at 10 a.m. at Holy Cross Cemetery. A visitation will take place on Monday from 4 p.m. until the time of the service.

Memorial remembrances have been suggested to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.

Obituary and photo courtesy of Draeger-Langendorf Funeral Home.

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