MONROE—Lucille Rose (Kernen) Rupnow, age 90, of Monroe, Wis., passed away at Monroe Clinic Hospital on Sunday, Nov. 5, 2017.

She was born June 5, 1927, to John and Hilda (Klassy) Kernen. She was a 1945 graduate of Monroe High School. She married Everette Edward Rupnow on Sept. 19, 1945, at St. John’s Parsonage in Monroe.

Lucille is survived by her three sons, Daryl (Kathy) of Stoughton, Lee (Ruth) of Lancaster and Stephen (Cindy) of Monroe. Lucille is very proud of her eight grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren, Brent (Linda), Audrey Rupnow; Jill (Pierre) Max and Leo Hilson; Derek (Kaori) Dexter, Kira and Tyler Rupnow; Kyle (Delphine) and Louison Rupnow; Amy (Robb) Nolan, Monique and Rhya Thole; Brad (Coleen) Abigail and Alexa Rupnow; Matthew and Ryder Rupnow; Danielle (Kyle) Gunnison and Wren Hartley. She is also survived by one sister-in-law, Helen (Claire) Cross of McConnell, Ill., nieces, nephews and friends.

She was preceded in death by Everette, her husband of 52 years, who passed away on Oct. 5, 1997; her parents, John and Hilda Kernen; her husband’s parents, Martin and Inez Rupnow; her brothers, Freddy John (age 2), Clarence and Edwin; sisters-in-law, Phyllis Kernen and Helen Kernen; and nephew, Jeffery Kernen.

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Funeral services will be held at GRACE LUTHERAN CHURCH, 1025 15th Ave., Monroe, on Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017, at 11:30 a.m. with visitation at the church from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Interment will be in Greenwood Cemetery, Monroe. Memorials will be given to Grace Lutheran Church. Newcomer Funeral Home, Monroe, is serving the family. Condolences may be shared at

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