Date of Birth: December 18, 1952
Date of Death: April 25, 2022
Michael Burl Rupp, 69, of Puyallup, WA went home to be with Jesus on April 25, 2022 after a tough battle from a heart condition. Mike is survived by his mother, Evelyn Rupp, sisters Lisa Rupp & Diana Richards, his wife Debbi Rupp, his children Stacie Buchanan and Jacob (Mariah) Rupp, nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his father, Frederick B. Rupp, Jr, sister Sharon Rupp and son Tyler Buchanan. Mike was born in Albuquerque, New Mexico on December 18, 1952 to Fred & Evelyn Rupp. He was the oldest of four siblings and first grandchild and nephew in the family. His grandma and aunts just adored him. He graduated from Rogers High School in 1971 and was known for his football skills and in his senior year named “King of class”. In June 1981, he married his beautiful wife Debbi and became the loving father of his three children. He was a baseball coach to all his children’s teams and made a difference in so many young lives. Many years he volunteered to do the sideline chains at the nighttime Rogers High School football games which always brought lots of fun with his friends. After he & Deb traveled to AZ several times during the winter months, they decided to reside full-time the past four years in Goodyear, AZ. Mike was loved by so many as a son, brother, husband, dad, pa, uncle, cousin and friend. He was an exceptional person and had the biggest smile that would light up a room. He touched so many hearts with his love and kindness. He has left a remarkable legacy and will be greatly missed. Rest in peace our sweet Michael…loved beyond words, missed beyond measure and forever in our hearts.
A Celebration of Life service will be held on Wednesday, June 15th @ 5:00pm at the Pioneer Park Pavilion in Puyallup, WA
A donation in Mike’s memory can be made to American Heart Association www.heart.org (or) American Diabetes Assn www.diabetes.org