Shirley Rupnow, 89, Randolph/Waupun

Shirley Rupnow, 89, Randolph/Waupun

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RANDOLPH / WAUPUN—Shirley May Rupnow, age 89, formerly of Randolph, died unexpectedly on Saturday, Jan. 4, 2020, at her home in Waupun.

Shirley was born in Oakfield, Wis., the daughter of Peter and Laura (Reklau) Kaul. She graduated from Oakfield High School in 1948. Shirley was united in marriage to Eugene Rupnow on Sept. 21, 1957 in Brownsville, Wis. Over the years, she raised a family, kept the house and helped her husband on the farm in Courtland Township. She was also employed with Jung Seed Co. seasonally, retiring in 2002. Shirley enjoyed watching the Brewers, playing sheepshead and completing crossword puzzles.

Shirley will be sadly missed and mourned by her children, Ronald of Fox Lake, Allen (Ella) of Beaver Dam, Gary of Sun Prairie and Lori of Waupun; her five grandchildren, Matthew Rupnow, Valarie (Daniel) Bingman, Whitney (Derek) Conwell, Ron “RJ” Rupnow Jr. and Justin Rupnow; two step grandchildren, Chelsey (Josh) Kircher and Cory Kohn; great grandchildren, Destiny, Justice, Jazzrae, Willow and Raven Bingman, Aylynn and Rory Conwell; step great grandchild, Cayden Kircher; nieces, nephews, many other relatives and friends.

Shirley was preceded in death by her parents, her husband in 2004, a great granddaughter, Paije Bingman and her brothers, Elton and Marvin Kaul.

As per Shirley’s wishes, no services will be held. Inurnment will take place in Randolph Cemetery at a later date.

The Kratz-Smedema Funeral Home in Fox Lake is serving the family. For more information or online condolences, please visit

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