Linda Kay (Monroe) RUPER

January 13, 1950 ~ March 14, 2021 (age 71)

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Linda Kay (Monroe) Ruper, age 71 of Waukesha passed away with her family by her side on Sunday, March 14, 20201.  Linda was born on January 13, 1950 to James E. and Arlene M. (Evans) Monroe in Prairie Du Chien, WI.  She married Gregory P. Ruper in Genesee, WI on July 21, 1982.


Linda loved her family.  First and foremost she loved her husband, her children, her grandbabies, her siblings, her extended family and especially her dogs.  She loved to laugh, she enjoyed flowers, the great outdoors and time on the lake with Greg and her German Shepherds.  


Linda is survived by her husband of 38 years, Greg; her children, Aric (Lisa) Wallner and Derrick (Meredith) Wallner; her grandchildren, Brett, Luke and Anna Wallner; her siblings, Dianne (John) Opgenorth, Jimmy (Katy) Monroe, Neenah (Bill) Wachendorf and Buzz (Chris) Monroe; her father-in-law, Raymond W. Ruper; her sister-in-law, Lori (Tom) Schnitzka; other relatives and many friends.


Preceding her in death are her parents, James and Arlene Monroe; her brother, Tommy Monroe and her mother-in-law, Mary L. Ruper.


A graveside service will be held for Linda on Friday, March 19, 2021 at 2:00PM at Genesee Cemetery, with Rev. Dan Torkelson officiating.


Memorial contributions in Linda’s name may be directed to:  Waukesha County Animal Shelter,  HAWS, 701 Northview Road, Waukesha, WI 53188 or


For those unable to attend, those wishing to share a memory or those wanting to just sign the on-line guest registry, please go to:  Thelen Funeral Services of North Prairie/Genesee is honored to be assisting the Ruper family.  262-392-4251









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Graveside Service
March 19, 2021

2:00 PM
Genesee Cemetery
W303S5078 Seville Lane
Mukwonago, WI 53149

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