Michael Edward Rupert was born March 8, 1963. He was born and raised in Redondo, Calif.
Mike was received into his heavenly Father’s arms on November 9, 2018, at the age of 55. He is survived by his wife, Rhonda Rupert, and his 6 children: Sabrina, Michael Jr., Loretta (Linda), Angela, Hanna and Oliva, with 4 loving grandchildren: Pedro Jr., Baya, Molly and Angel. He is also survived by his father, Clarence Rupert, sister Catherine, brothers Scott and Jerry, as well as many loving in-laws, nieces, nephews and extended family. He is proceeded in death by his mother Doris and brother Robbie Rupert.
Mike met the love of his life, Rhonda, in the year 2000 and married on June 29, 2002, in Lake Isabella. They met while singing karaoke and he won her heart over by beautifully singing a song acapella style that he wrote. They blended their two families into one and he was proud to be the patriarch of.
Mike loved life and loved the outdoors. He especially loved his family and friends and was often the life of the party, while passionately singing karaoke and barbequing.
Mike often spoke about looking forward to God’s promise where there would be no more pain, sickness, heartache or tears, where his heart would rejoice in being with all his loved ones. (Revelations 21:4)
Michael Rupert was a genuine, kind, humorous and passionate man who will never be forgotten by all who knew him.
Until we meet again…
Services will be held December 1, 2018 at 10 a.m. at the First Baptist Church, 3701 Suhre Street, Lake Isabella, Calif. There will also be a celebration that same evening with family-style karaoke, the way he always loved it, at 6:30 p.m. at the Eagles Lodge in Mt. Mesa, for those who would love to join us.
But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strengths; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk and not faint. – Isaiah 40:31
“When tomorrow starts without me, and I’m not here to see, if the sun should rise and find your eyes, filled with tears for me.
I wish so much you wouldn’t cry, the way that you did today, while thinking of many things we didn’t get to say.
I know how much you love me, as much as I love you, and each time you think of me, I know you’ll miss me too.
When tomorrow starts without me, don’t think we’re far apart, for every time you think of me, I’m right there in your heart.”