Ruppel, Mildred A., Saginaw, Michigan

Passed away peacefully March 3, 2015. Age 87 years. Mildred Anna Veitengruber was born January 30, 1928 in Frankenmuth to Norman and Hulda (Warnick) Veitengruber. She was a 1945 graduate of Arthur Hill High School. She married Robert D. Ruppel on June 25, 1949. They shared 66 years together. He survives her. Mildred was a member of Faith Ev. Lutheran Church in Saginaw, and formerly a member of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church. Bob and Mildred enjoyed travel, family activities, and especially their grandchildren and great grandchildren. Surviving besides her husband are two daughters, Mrs. Kay (Robert) Bennett and Mrs. Susan (Thomas) Herzberg; grandchildren: Melinda (Aaron) Kisser, Jennifer Murphy, Andrew (Christine) Herzberg, and Kelly (Lancaster) Graham; great grandchildren: Jonah, Maryn and Micah Kisser, Braydon Erickson, Walker and Ryan Murphy, and Logan, Victoria, Connor and Gavin Herzberg; a sister Doris Braun; and a step-sister Lois Lytle. Mildred was predeceased by a grandson, John Murphy; two step-sisters, Marilyn Boettger and Phyllis Wilkins; and a step-brother, Richard Nuechterlein. A special thank you is extended to Pastor Mike and Karen Hahn for their spiritual care, the staff at Cartwright Hospice Residence, the staff at Hoyt Nursing and Rehab Centre, and to the doctors and staff at Covenant Medical Center. Rev. Michael Hahn will officiate the funeral and committal service on Saturday, March 7, 2015 at 11 a.m. at the Reitz Herzberg Funeral Home, 1550 S. Midland Road, Saginaw. Friends are welcome to gather with the family at the funeral home on Friday March 6, from 4-8 p.m. and on Saturday one hour before the service. Memorial offerings are suggested to Faith Ev. Lutheran Church, 4432 Mackinaw Rd., Saginaw, MI 48603. Sign otheur guest book or share an online condolence with the family at