George Schrupp

George Schrupp

George Henry Schrupp, 86, of Norwood Young America, passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 20, at the Lakeview Clinic in Norwood Young America. Schrupp was born on March 24, 1927, in Benton Township, Cologne. He was the son of George Henry Schrupp, Sr. and Dorthea Emma (Brueggemeier) Schrupp. George was baptized as an infant on April 17, 1927, and was later confirmed in his faith as a youth on April 6, 1941, both by Rev. Herman Ament at Zion Lutheran Church in Benton Township.
He received his education at Zion Lutheran Parochial prior to attending Central High School for one year before being deployed into the Army. George served in Alaska as a Corporal in the United States Army from 1950 to 1952. He received an honorable discharge and returned home to farm.
On June 3, 1954, George was united in marriage to Ruth Erickson by Rev. Ed William Anderson at Trinity Lutheran Church in Watertown. He and Ruth made their home on the farm they purchased, where they reside yet today. Their marriage was blessed with two boys, David and James. George and Ruth shared over 59 years of marriage.
George was a life-long farmer, enjoying every minute of working the land. He was a member of the Benton Township Board for 33 years, letting that go in 2003. He served on the Church Board at St. Johns Lutheran Church, and was also a member of the Young America American Legion Post #343. George enjoyed fishing, spending time at the cabin on Sauk Lake and hunting. He valued the time spent with his family and friends.
George passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 20, in Norwood Young America, Minnesota, at the age of 86 years, 7 months and 27 days. Blessed be his memory.
George is survived by his wife, Ruth Schrupp of Norwood Young America; children, David Schrupp and his wife, Linda, of Norwood Young America and Jim Schrupp of Norwood Young America; step-grandchildren, Brent and Rosa Refsland of Boston, Derek Refsland, Norwood Young America, and Amber and Luke Zabel of Stewart; step-great-granddaughter, Natalie Refsland; brothers, Gilmore Gil Schrupp and his wife, Lois, of Winsted; Glenn Schrupp and his wife, LaVerne, of Norwood Young America; sister-in-law, Anna Erickson of Hudson, Wyo.; nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.
George is preceded in death by his parents, George and Dorothea Schrupp; father and mother-in-law, Andrew and Hattie Erickson; sister, Viola Schrupp; infant brother; siblings-in-law, Melvin Erickson, Evelyn and Willard Grimm; and niece, Beverly Grimm.
Funeral services were held Saturday, Nov. 23, at 11 a.m. at St. Johns Lutheran Church in Norwood Young America, with interment following at the church cemetery. Pastor David Winter officiated the service with organist Rita Luecke. Soloist was Lawrence Biermann, who sang Muede bin ich, geh zur ruh (Now The Light Has Gone Away). Congregational Hymns were Nearer My God To Thee, I Am But A Stranger Here, and How Great Thou Art, Military honors were given by Young America American Legion Post #343.
Honorary casket bearers were step-grandchildren, Brent and Rosa Refsland, Derek Refsland and Amber and Luke Zabel. Casket bearers were Brad Schrupp, Ron Schrupp, Edwin Brueggemeier, Dan Grimm, Wilbert Renken, Laurie Noennig, Patty Krohn and Gail Arndt.
Arrangements were by the Paul-McBride Funeral Chapel of Norwood Young America. Online obituaries and Guest Book are available at

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