The memorial organizer requested donations in honor of Debra Ruppe


Funeral Expenses.

This would help pay for cremation expenses and go towards funding a Celebration of Life to be held at a later date once the COVID-19 restrictions have been lifted.

$1,450 Raised of $3,000   Contributors (7)
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Memorial Created By
Tricia Pesce

Debra Ruppe

September 14, 1956 - April 29, 2020

I created a GatheringUs memorial to celebrate the life of my mother, Debra Ruppe. Collecting your stories and memories here will offer great comfort. As I plan virtual gatherings and a Celebration of Life, I'll post invites. Thank you for contributing to this lasting memorial. I appreciate it from...  see more

There was nothing average or typical about my mom. She was truly one of a kind. I haven't been able to bring myself to sit down and write a proper obituary or eulogy quite yet. She was a "give the shirt off her back" type of person. Her kindness, warmth, and humor will be sorely missed. 
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Posts & Photos

  • Janet  Bartz
    My seester from another meester! God, I was so glad to find you and Tricia! I had always wanted a sibling - and I hit the jackpot with you! I remember the first night meeting you and Tricia in Janesville. It was like we'd known each other forever! ...  more
  • Dede Haines
    I have no words. How can I adequately describe a woman who would give you the shirt off her back. Deb became my rock who helped me through a extremely difficult time in my life. She first was my son’s best friend’s mother who cared for our animals...  more
    • Dede Haines
      Tricia Pesce She loved you so much, Dede. She did have a love for all critters, even that damn rooster lol
      • May 4, 2020
    • Dede Haines
      Dede Haines I think she and Gary were the only ones! She rigged that chicken door for me so I wouldn’t have to go in the coop until they were safely outside. Sooo grateful for that act of kindness!
      • May 4, 2020
    • Dede Haines
      Kirsten Lueckfeld I was helping her with other things while shevwas helping you atbthe end there. She cried at the pasture when she found out about your husband and talkes so highly about how you two were the most inspirational couple she'd ever met. She surprised me one...  more
      • May 5, 2020
    • Dede Haines
      Dede Haines Wow thank you for letting me know what Deb had said about Gary and I! That means so much to me you have no idea. So you were the one that got Fred! I'm glad he ended up with someone that liked him as much as Gary did. Thank you!
    • Dede Haines
      Kirsten Lueckfeld Most definitely.
  • Tricia Pesce
    Some of my favorite old photos are the ones with my mom lookin like a total babe
  • Kirsten Lueckfeld
  • Erica Schafer
    I remember helping your mom put together the round pen and the canopy shelter for the horses and it was pouring rain. It had to be 1230 at night we had headlamps on and the batteries were dying lol. We laughed so hard at how fast we got it done and how...  more
  • Tricia Pesce
    Tricia Pesce added 5 photo(s) to the memorial Debra Ruppe:
    Me, Mom and Janet
    Deb and Janet
    Deb, Pam, Jeff and Janet
  • Tricia Pesce
    Tricia Pesce added 4 photo(s) to the memorial Debra Ruppe:
    Deb and her pony
    My favorite picture of Mom