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Allen F. Schrupp Nov. 23, 1939 - Aug. 28, 2009

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RAMSEY -- Allen F. Schrupp, 69, of Ramsey, formerly of Willmar, died Friday at his home.

The service will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. Stephen's Catholic Church in Anoka. Burial will be in Fort Snelling National Cemetery.

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Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday with a prayer vigil at 8 p.m. at Thurston-DeShaw Funeral Home, 13817 Jay St. NW, Andover. Memorials are preferred.

He was born Nov. 23, 1939, in Caledonia to Leslie and Mary Anita (Frank) Schrupp. He grew up in the Fairfax and Danube areas and graduated from Danube High School in 1957. He was in the Air Force for four years, stationed in Germany.

He married Mary Ann Beardsley on Oct. 18, 1963, in Excelsior. He graduated from Brown College as an electronics technician and graduated from the University of Minnesota in 1973 with an electrical engineering degree. He worked for Univac and contracted with NASA. He lived in the Minneapolis area until 1979. From 1979 to 1987, he lived in Willmar and worked as the manager of the Kandiyohi Power Cooperative. He then transferred to United Power Association in Elk River. He retired in 1999. He served on the Connexes Energy Board of Directors for six years.

He was active with many service organizations including Lions, Boy Scouts, Willmar Hockey Association, Knights of Columbus and various committees at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Willmar.

He is survived by his wife; children: Christopher (and Shawn) Schrupp of Lakeville, Andrew (and Nancy) Schrupp of Apple Valley, Matthew (and Joanna) Schrupp of Willmar, Daniel (and Melissa) Schrupp of Litchfield, Charise (and Nathan) Mork of Ramsey; 10 grandchildren; siblings: Leslie (and Kathy) Schrupp of Sleepy Eye, Ken (and Barb) Schrupp of Glencoe, David (and Gretchen) Scrupp of Shawnee, Okla., Stephen (and Amy) Schrupp of Tampa, Fla., Ron (and Louise) Schrupp of Savage, Judy Luker of New Ulm, Connie (and Jim) Wingren of Ketchikan, Alaska, Linda (and Jay) Mork of Renville and Mary Roe of Cottonwood.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

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