Robert J. Rupprecht, R.Ph
Jan 31, 1940 – Jan 28, 2018
Retired Pharmacist. Survived by wife, Sharon L. Rupprecht; children: James (Eada Arbab), Peggy, Michael (Jennifer Ernest-Rupprecht), and Cathy; four grandchildren.
The family will receive friends on Friday, Feb. 2nd from 5pm to 7pm at St. Stephen the Martyr Catholic Church, 16701 “S” St., followed by VIGIL SERVICE at 7pm. MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL on Saturday, Feb. 3rd at 10am, St. Stephen the Martyr Church. Family Interment, Resurrection Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to Siena/Francis House or Open Door Mission.
Robert J. Rupprecht was born on January 31, 1940, in Howells, Nebraska. After graduating from high school in 1958, he enrolled in Creighton University where he was a member of the Phi Delta Chi fraternity. In 1966, he graduated with a degree in pharmacy.
On June 6, 1964, Robert married Sharon Hoven. They were married for more than 53 years and had four children: James, Peggy, Michael, and Cathy.
Prior to becoming a pharmacist, Robert worked for a variety of different companies including the Union Pacific Railroad, Campbell’s Soup, Storz Brewing, and Saint Joseph’s Hospital. He also worked as a door-to-door salesman and a plumber’s apprentice. After receiving his degree, Robert began his career at Kohll’s Pharmacy where he worked before moving to Huron, South Dakota. After a fire destroyed White Drug in Huron, Robert returned to Kohll’s Pharmacy in Omaha and began serving as an adjunct faculty member at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. In 1984, Robert accepted a position as an outpatient pharmacist at UNMC, and later became the University’s Pharmacist in Charge, Head of Investigational Drugs and Controlled Substances. He retired from UNMC in 1998.
A devout Catholic, Robert served the Omaha archdiocese as a religious education teacher at Mary Our Queen parish. More recently, Robert served as a Eucharistic minister and as a Stephen Minister as a member of Saint Stephen the Martyr parish.
Robert was a talented woodworker who was an avid outdoorsman. Prior to his death, Robert volunteered in a number of community activities including serving as a Boy Scout leader, a student mentor with the Westside Community Schools, and a member of the Confederate Air Force.