“Lee” Rupprecht was born June 30, 1926, in Thief River Falls, Minnesota. He was one of six children born to Edmund and Alvina Rupprecht. Lee graduated from Thief River High School in 1944 and attended the University of Minnesota and Gustavus Adolfus College. He married Doris Stenberg from Oklee, Minnesota, in 1946 and they raised five children.

In 1963, Lee moved the family to Montana. They enjoyed living in the country near Rockvale. Lee was an active member of the Joliet community and Joliet Lutheran Church. He retired from Mohawk Rubber Co. in 1988. Doris passed away in 2001. Lee moved to Mission Ridge in Billings in 2010.

He is survived by all five children, three grandchildren and five great-granddaughters.

Services will be held at the Lillis Center on the St. John’s Campus on Saturday, Nov. 11 at 11 a.m., with visitation at 10 a.m.