Harvey L Rupp

April 22, 1936January 5, 2019

Harvey L Rupp, 82 of Gering, Nebraska passed away Saturday, January 5, 2019 at his home. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, January 12, 2019 at Gering Methodist Church at 10:00 a.m. with Pastor Seth Leypoldt officiating. Interment will follow at West Lawn Cemetery with military honors by the United States Naval Honor Guard. Visitation will be Friday from 1-7 p.m. at the chapel. Memorials may be given to Region West Hospice. Online condolences may be left at

Harvey was born on April 22, 1936 in Scottsbluff, Nebraska to Henry Rupp Jr. and Anna C (Greeb) Rupp. He graduated from Scottsbluff High School in 1954. He entered the United States Navy June of 1954 and served four years and was honorably discharged June of 1958. Harvey was united in marriage to Ruby L Dowell on January 23, 1960 in Gering, Nebraska. She passed away April 1997. Harvey worked for the United States Postal Service Department retiring April 26, 1991. He was a member of the Elks Lodge and American Legion. Survivors include daughter and son-in-law Deborah and Ryan Volper, Gwen Block, Diane and Dean Segal and son Gregg Rupp; grandchildren Jana Ross, Jessica Block, Dustin and Alyssa Block, Ethan Kaufman, Jedidah Volper, Jadyn Block and Michael Ross; great grandsons Carson Ross and Colton Block; brother Roger Rupp and sister-in-law Sandra Rupp. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Ruby, brothers Robert and Walter Rupp.


  • Regional West Hospice


  • Visitation Friday, January 11, 2019
  • Funeral Service Saturday, January 12, 2019

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Kathy Emick

January 12, 2019

I remember most that Harvey was content and happy in his life. I remember he and Ruby regularly went square dancing. They were such a cute couple! I remember watching him play softball. Debbie and I would go to cheer him on. He took us to Little Lake Alice to enjoy weekends with the family. If you went with the Rupps, you were one of the family. He worked hard as a mail carrier, walking so many miles. He fathered an incredible family, hand-in-hand with the love of his life.

Laura Prickett Novis

January 11, 2019

Harvey and Ruby were a part of our lives from my earliest memories. He was a joyful man and always happy to see old friends. He will be missed.

Bruce Baily

January 11, 2019

To the Family of Harvey Rupp,

We were sorry to hear that Harvey passed away. As former classmates of Harvey, we have known him for a long, long time. The high school Class of 1954 has been holding luncheon meetings for several years and Harvey was a regular at those fun times. We will miss all his stories and his hearty laugh. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.


Bruce and Virginia Baily

Larry Prickett

January 11, 2019

So sorry to learn of Harvey’s passing. Always enjoyed my visits with him when l was in town. Oregon Trail Days high school reunions won’t be the same without him!

Myron Weber

January 11, 2019

Sorry to hear of Harvey's passing. Always enjoyed spending time with Harvey, whether going to Bronco games or on the golf course. He always had a friendly smile and a hello when ever our paths crossed. Had a few stories to tell as well. Rest in peace.

Shannon Black

January 10, 2019

Loved Harvey and Ruby. They were like second parents and provided such an inviting place to spend time. Deepest sympathies Diane, Gwen, Greg and Debbie. Love Shannon

Lisa Hoffman

January 9, 2019

So many amazing memories of our families getting together and at softball games. Harvey was a sweetheart and will be remembered with love. My condolences to Deb, Diane, Gwen and Greg and their families.

teri hancock

January 9, 2019

i have so many memories of the family sharing time together at our grandparents house . We will miss Harvey.

sending my prayers to my cousins
Teri (Rupp) hancock

Biruta Walton

January 8, 2019

Harvey was the best. He was our mailman when we lived in Terrytown. My dog barked the whole length of the fence and then he stopped to pet her. That's all she wanted.
So kind. So friendly! Rest in peace my friend!!

Suzan Edwards

January 8, 2019

What a wonderful kind loving man. He had a great family including one of my best friends of all time Debbie. He was a joy to be around. He will be missed by so many but he brought so much joy to this world that all those who knew him loved him. Sleep with the angels until we all meet again. Love and Sympathy to the family.