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Gerald Schrupp April 22, 1928 - July 3, 2009

GRANITE FALLS -- Gerald C. Schrupp, 81, of Granite Falls, died Friday at the VA Hospital in Sioux Falls, S.D.

The service will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Granite Falls. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Visitation will be for one hour prior to services the church. Arrangements are with the Wing-Bain Funeral Home of Granite Falls.

He was born April 22, 1928, in Bruce Township; Long Prairie, to Nicholas and Ruby (Alshire) Schrupp. He attended school in Bruce Township. He served in the Army during the Korean War and was honorably discharged in 1953.

He married Dorothy Schlenner on Jan. 24, 1954. He worked at the Rock Quarry and later in heavy equipment construction. He retired in 1990.

He is survived by his wife; five daughters: Ann Johnson of Granite Falls, Darlene (and Jeff) Olson of Elk River, Glenda (and Peter) Bendel of Madison, Bonnie (and Jaime) Surerus of Hanley Falls and Nancy (and Jason) Schmidt of Echo; 12 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and siblings: LuVern, Lola, Darwin and Lyle.

He was preceded in death by one infant son; a son-in-law: David Johnson; one grandson; two brothers and one sister.