Michael George Rupas

Michael George Rupas, 65, died suddenly Sunday, May 19, 2019, at his home in Hibbing.

Michael, born Aug. 25, 1953, was a lifelong resident of Hibbing.

An avid traveler, Michael spent most of his youth hitchhiking across the United States and always had a story to tell of his time on the road. He enjoyed going to Twins games and spending time with family and friends.

Michael is survived by his daughter, Athena Rupas; brother, Patrick (Diane) Rupas; longtime partner, Roberta Rauker; best friend, Kari Rupas; stepson, Brian Taylor; nephew, Zak Rupas; niece, Vanessa Rupas; and numerous friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Thomas and Mae Rupas.

Funeral: Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 24, at the Maple Hill Cemetery with a celebration of Michael's life to follow at Checco's Tavern at 12:30 p.m.

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