Leona Schrupp, 98, of Wood Lake, passed away on Wednesday, September 12, 2018 at the Parkview Home in Belview. Funeral services were held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, September 17, at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Wood Lake. Visitation was from 5 – 7 p.m. on Sunday at the church and will continue one hour prior to the service at the church on Monday. Interment was at St. John’s Lutheran Cemetery.
Leona Augusta (Fischer) Schrupp, daughter of Wilhelm Fischer and Anna (Meier) Fischer was born on March 10, 1920 in Echo Township, Yellow Medicine County. She was baptized into the Lutheran faith on April 4, 1920 at Peace Lutheran Church in Echo and confirmed on April 9, 1933 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Wood Lake. On October 9, 1938, Leona was united in marriage to Walter Schrupp at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Wood Lake. This union was blessed with three children, Inez, Darlene and Wesley.
She and Walter farmed in the Wood Lake area for a few years and then settled on a farm east of Wood Lake until retiring in 1977 and moving into Wood Lake. Leona was a lifelong member of St. John’s Lutheran Church and was a member of the Women’s Society and choir. She also helped out with the parochial school activities. She also sang in a woman’s sextet for fun with church friends. Leona was a hard worker, a woman of quick wit who enjoyed being with her family and grandchildren, cooking and baking, trying new recipes, dancing and singing, embroidery and crocheting, playing cards and enjoyed her birthday club friends and watching the Minnesota Twins.
She worked several years as head cook at the Granite Falls Hospital and Parkview Nursing Home. In 2002, she sold her home in Wood Lake and moved to Granite Ridge Place in Granite Falls where she resided until October of 2013, becoming a resident of Parkview Home in Belview.
Leona is survived by her children Inez (David) Kosen of Jackson and Wesley Schrupp of Monticello; 8 grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren; 2 great-great grandchildren; brother Kenneth Just, brother-in-law LeRoy Zimmerman; sisters-in-law Jeanette Just and Dorothy Schrupp; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband Walter, her parents, stepfather Edward Just, daughter Darlene Moodie, daughter-in-law Linda Schrupp, brothers Lawrence, Melvin, Clarence, Marvin and Art, sister Norma, 4 sisters-in-law and a niece and nephew. The Sunset Funeral & Cremation Association is caring for the family.