Heinz J. Rupprecht
Heinz J. Rupprecht
  • February 21, 1936 - December 15, 2017
  • San Antonio, Texas

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Heinz J. Rupprecht
February 21, 1936 - December 15, 2017

Heinz J. Rupprecht, age 81, died in San Antonio, TX.
Heinz is survived by his wife of 56 years, Helene Rupprecht; sons, Ralph (Vickie) and Stephan (Kathy) Rupprecht; daughter, Petra (Chris) Finn; sister, Regina Phillips; and 9 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, Willi Rupprecht and Charlotte Phillips.

Heinz was born in Glogau, Germany. He came to the United States when he was 18 years old. He was drafted into the US Army and went on to serve for 21 years. He was stationed in Pennsylvania, Germany, Korea, Vietnam, and Texas. Heinz's greatest passion was soccer. He played as a boy and loved to watch games, especially when his favorite team, Schalke 04, played. He also loved playing cards, participating in Volksmarches in Germany, and spending time with family. He loved Helene with his whole heart, and was a caring father and Opa. He will be greatly missed.

The Memorial Service will be at 3 p.m., Friday, December 22, 2017 at Sunset Funeral Home Chapel. The Graveside will be 2 p.m., Friday, January 19, 2018 at Ft. Sam Houston National Cemetery with Full Army Honors. Condolences may be offered at www.sunsetfuneralhomesa.com.