Harvey Rupe, 91, of Tipton, died Thursday, Sept. 13, 2012, at Mercy Medical Center, Cedar Rapids. Graveside funeral services were held Sept. 18 at Tipton Masonic Cemetery, with military rites by the Tipton VFW and Tipton American Legion.
Harvey was born Aug. 11, 1921, in Alta Vista, and was the son of Daniel and Bertha (Kaiser) Rupe. He was united in marriage to Esther Violet Small Anderson on June 16, 1963, in Tipton. Harvey worked in the grain elevator department for Quaker Oats in Cedar Rapids for 37 years. He was a member of First United Church of Christ in Tipton and proudly served his country during World War II in the United States Navy.
Local survivors include his sister-in-law, Helen Rupe of Swisher.
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