Bryan Allen Rupprecht

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January 6, 1961 ~ January 19, 2023

Bryan A. Rupprecht, 62, Garretson, died Thursday, January 19, 2023, unexpectedly at his home.

Memorial Services will be 1pm, Saturday, February 4, 2023, at Heartland Funeral Home.  A link to the Livestream is Bryan Rupprecht Service

Bryan Allan Rupprecht was born on January 6, 1961, to Edmund Henry Rupprecht and Eunice Marilyn (Olson) Rupprecht in Thief River Falls, Minnesota. He graduated from Lincoln High School in 1979 and went on to graduate from Northland College in 1981 with a degree in drafting. Thereafter he moved to Milwaukee with his sisters, Kathleen and Suzanne. He worked in several places including Home Depot where he spent 23-1/2 years working in the appliance department in addition to designing kitchens and bathrooms. He began his career with Home Depot in Brookfield, WI, and then Milwaukee, WI. In 2006, Bryan and his family moved to Garretson, SD. Bryan then transferred to Home Depot’s Sioux Falls, SD, store.

Bryan loved watching thunderclouds roll in and star gazing when he could. He was a gentle soul and was easygoing. He loved all types of fishing, camping, traveling, and woodworking. He enjoyed kittens and puppies and worked well with his sisters doing yard work. He was the assembler, putting together cabinets, desks, and other things needing assembly, and was a general handyman. Bryan absolutely loved mowing the yard on his Cub Cadet lawnmower.  It was his “alone time”. He also enjoyed cross word puzzles. He cried along with his sister when her beloved Cocker Spaniels died, as well as the numerous precious cats she loved. Yes, Bryan was a very gentle soul who will be sorely missed. His co-workers enjoyed working with him.

Bryan was always caring, welcomed new challenges, and was dependable, loyal, and gentle. If he saw someone or something in pain or sorrow, he always reached out to help within his control. He always filled in that gap that people got lost in with his smile and his humor.  He was his own person and there were none like him.  He was always loved and welcomed wherever he went and never caused anyone anger or hardship. When he was 2, Bryan was forever losing his glasses, causing his siblings to search for them. They would find his glasses under a bale of hay or under a chicken in the coop. Bryan was a diehard fan of the Minnesota Vikings and the Minnesota Twins.

Bryan is survived by his siblings, Kathleen Rupprecht, Suzanne Rupprecht, and Lee Rupprecht, all of Garretson, SD, and Pauline Kaiser, Martinez, CA; foster brother, Carl Olson, Gary, MN; two nieces, Kellea and Nichole; nephew, Brandon; four grandnieces, Brittany, Emma, Elizabeth and Chantelle; two grandnephews, Jordan and Chase.

Bryan is preceded in death by his parents and various other relatives.

Oh, how greatly he is missed, passing so unexpectantly. This again gives us all the message of how short life can be and a reminder that each of us is so greatly important to our loved ones around us.  

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  • Linnie Nabity says:

    I feel privileged to have been able to spend so many years working with Bryan. I certainly will miss all our discussions about cats, politics, family life, work problems and saving more cats, cats, cats! I will miss his shuffle and his slow way of thinking about the subject and then giving his answer, always analyzing all angles. He was my go to when I needed help and I could always trust that he would be there for me at work and if I needed help in my home life. Life at work will not be the same and I am sure it won’t be for his family as well. I hope there is a heaven where he can enjoy his coffee and watch football! Rest In Peace Bryan!

  • Bruce Walker says:

    Gone far to soon. RIP Bryan!

  • Brittany says:

    I will always remember Bryan letting me watch him play computer games, watching WWE as a child in the basement in Milwaukee with him, and when he helped me with Nancy Drew games that were too difficult for me on my own. He’s the reason I love sci-fi and star wars so much. I treasure the Vegas trip we had long ago and watching movies in the back of his silhouette while we took a road trip. Bryan was the closest thing I had to a father as a child and I will miss him very much.

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